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.
All students applying for the Junior Artist Seminar or Young Artist Seminar must submit an audition video recording through their Embark 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 Embark 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.
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.
Rocky Ridge can provide you with bedding and towels for a $60 fee.
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.
On your Embark 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.