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.

Do I need to submit an audition recording?

All students applying for the Junior Artist Seminar or Young Artist Seminar MUST submit an audition recording through their DecisionDesk 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 recording when applying; however, in order for a student to be considered for merit scholarships they must upload a recording with their application. All students will be asked to upload a short recording for placement purposes only following their acceptance into the program.

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 $50 fee.

Will I receive music in advance?

Young Artist Seminar students will receive their orchestral repertoire 2-4 weeks prior to the start of the program.

What do I need to compete in the Concerto Competition?

On your DecisionDesk 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 competing 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.