When do I need to arrive for my summer program?
Check in will happen on the first day of each program. For the youth programs, registration will take place until noon. We will provide lunch and parents are asked to stay for a brief orientation from 1pm-2pm.
For the Young Artist Seminar College Program, check in will take place on the first day between 9am-6pm. Please note that work-study students and counselors will be asked to arrive early for training.
The check in for adult programs typically takes place the morning of the first day.
Please call our office or email email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
What do I need to compete in the Concerto Competition?
On your Acceptd application, please indicate that you would like to compete and what piece you are planning to play. Young Artist Seminar students will receive additional instructions for completing the preliminary round. Junior Artist Seminar and Junior Music Program students need only bring an original piano reduction with them to camp. Rocky Ridge reserves the right to deny any repertoire entry for reasons of orchestration or duration.
Will I receive music in advance?
Young Artist Seminar students will receive their orchestral repertoire approximately 2-4 weeks prior to the start of the program. For all other programs, music will be distributed during the first or second day of the program.
Do you provide bedding?
Rocky Ridge can provide you with bedding and towels for a $75 fee.
Where will I live on campus?
Our residential cabins are dorm-style with bunk beds; junior students will reside with their counselor and 3-6 roommates. Bathhouses with showers are just a short walk away. Adult program students have the option of residing in a private cabin with an attached bathroom for an additional fee.
Do I need to submit an audition recording?
All students applying for the Junior Artist Seminar or Young Artist Seminar must submit an audition video recording through their Acceptd application in order to be considered for admission.
Students applying for the Junior Music Program or Jazz Program are not required to submit an audition for admission and all levels of experience are welcome (although it is recommended for a student to have at least one year of experience on their primary instrument); however, a video recording is required as part of the application for merit scholarship consideration. This video recording will be submitted through Acceptd as part of the online application.
Adult Seminar participants do not need to submit an audition recording. All levels of experience are welcome.
New Chamberre applicants may be contacted by the program leaders to submit audio/video.
Do you screen your teachers before they work one-on-one with my child?
All of our teachers are professionally background-checked.
I’m really busy; can music lessons fit in to my schedule?
We’re confident that we can accommodate any schedule. If you are able to do weekly lessons, you can receive our semester rate (pro-rated to whichever week you start lessons), but if not our “Flex-Pack” lessons will allow you to find time for music even in the busiest schedule.
I don’t own an instrument and I’m not sure which one I want to play. Can I try out some different instruments before buying one?
Yes! Rocky Ridge is proud to partner with HB Woodsongs of Boulder to offer short-term instrument rentals to our students. You can rent an instrument from Woodsongs for just a few days to bring to your trial lesson at Rocky Ridge; if you like it, your fees will be applied towards a long-term rental or purchase. If you don’t like it, take it back! Stop by the RRMA office to pick up a rental form.
Can I try out a lesson before committing?
Absolutely! We offer 30 minutes trial lessons with any of our teachers for $25. No commitment, no obligation. Just call 303-449-1106 or email MusicAcademy@RockyRidge.org to schedule a trial lesson.