Frequently Asked Questions about Summer Programs

Leaving home for a strange place is exciting, but also can be a little intimidating as you realize how much you don’t know. We would like to answer some of your basic questions on this page. Please feel free to contact us directly if you still have unresolved issues. Our goal is to make the Rocky Ridge experience stellar for all involved.

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 rrmc@rockyridge.org 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.

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.

Where will I live on campus?

cabins-at-rrmc-1-editOur 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 you provide bedding?

Rocky Ridge can provide you with bedding and towels for a $75 fee.

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.