The FSU Summer Music Camps has hosted international students from around the globe and across every continent since its founding in 1942. We welcome vocal and instrumental international students as part of our comprehensive summer music experience.
For international students demonstrating exceptional ability, The FSU Summer Music Camp offers the International Music Camp Scholars program (IMCS). The IMCS provides a maximum of eight (8), one-week camp scholarships that cover tuition, housing, and meals to students who are selected through a competitive process. Interested students should read the information below about applying for this program.
International students who would like to attend camp but do not which to be considered through the IMCS program can register for camp according to regular camp policies and procedures.
MUSIC CAMP INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM
English Language Proficiency
All communication with the FSU Summer Music Camps must be in English. The application and letters of recommendation must be in English. To fully participate at camp, students should be proficient in English; all instruction, rehearsals, classes, recreation activities, and counselor supervision are conducted in English.
Students selected for the IMCS will receive free tuition, housing, and meals. Students accepted to the IMCS are responsible for paying all visa-related fees, travel expenses, trip insurance costs, medical insurance costs, and activity fees. Housing is not provided for guardians/chaperones.
International students coming to camp who are not selected as part of the IMCS are responsible for paying camp tuition, housing, meals, and all other fees according to regular camp policies.
All international students are responsible for securing the appropriate visa required to attend camp.
The International Music Camp Scholars program is open to students aged 12-18 (at the time of the camp) whose permanent residence is outside of the United States of America.
Audition applications are processed through the online application form. Please do not send us audition applications or materials via email.
Applicants who wish to be considered for the IMCS should submit the following:
- The application form covering general questions about the applicant, and specific questions about the audition repertoire.
- A resumé of the applicant’s musical experience. This may include school-related musical activities, special performances, other music camps or festivals attended, private lesson experience, and any other pertinent musical details.
- Link(s) to a YouTube, Vimeo, or other hosting platform of the applicant performing the following:
- A short introduction by the student stating their name, age, nationality, and the titles of their pieces to be performed. Applicants may include other information about themselves to demonstrate English language fluency. Introduction should be less than 2 minutes.
- Two (2) solo pieces or movements of contrasting style from classical literature.
- The pieces should provide an accurate, balanced representation of your current technical and musical capabilities.
- One piece should be in a quicker tempo, and one piece should feature a slower, more lyrical character.
- The video should clearly show the musicians upper body/arms. For pianists this should include the keyboard.
- Please remember these should be classical pieces.
- Each piece/movement should be a maximum of 10 minutes.
- It is preferred that applicants compile their introduction and performances into a single video rather than separate videos, however separate videos will be accepted. Upload audition video(s) onto YouTube, Vimeo, or another hosting platform. In order to avoid copyright issues with audition repertoire, please set your video to “Unlisted” on YouTube which will still enable us to view it via the link you provide. We will not accept video files via Dropbox or Google Drive links.
- 1 or 2 Letters of Recommendation
There are no fees to apply for the IMCS.
The deadline to submit materials via the online portal is Monday, November 27.
Applicants will be notified of a decision on or before December 15, 2023. Accepted applicants will have until January 5, 2024 to submit their intention to accept or decline the scholarship offer.