Institute Registration Deadline:  March 30, 2020
Applications are accepted on a rolling-admissions basis.

Registration Forms 


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Online registration

If you wish to register online using our secure system, fill out the form and click the "submit button." You may then mail in a check or submit payment online with a small service fee for processing costs.


Register by mail

If you wish to register by mail, print and fill out the form. Please enclose a check to cover the Registration Fee and Deposit made out and sent to:
      Center for Musical Studies

      724 Chesapeake Ave.,

      Silver Spring, MD 20910.

See details: Tuition & Fees page.

Registration Deadline:

March 31, 2020

Audition Materials 


Audition recordings should be submitted electronically as YouTube or mp3 files , which can be emailed to: . 


Audition materials must be submitted together with (or after) an application is received in our office.  No audition recordings will be considered without a completed registration from the applicant.

Vocal Program - Guidelines

  • Recordings should be recent and  include 2 arias or 1 aria and 1 art song. An oratorio selection should be included if you wish to be considered for solo oratorio performance (with orchestra).

  • Each work should be uploaded as separate tracks and labeled with name of selection.

Piano Program - Guidelines

  •  Recordings ( audio or video) should contain two works, preferably solo, which demonstrate a contrast of style and character. Individual movements of sonatas and suites are acceptable.

  • Recordings must be recent, made no more than six months prior to application.

  • Each excerpt or work must be played through without stopping.

  • Each work should be uploaded as separate tracks.

  • All excerpts and works must be uploaded in the order listed.

  • Please label each upload with the name of the excerpt or work. DO NOT include your name.

2020 Arrival & Departure Dates 



Piano Program Session I

          Arrive July 5 - Depart July 17

Piano Program Session II: 

           Arrive July 18 - Depart July 30

Choral Tour:

           Arrive June 28 - Depart July 5

Visual Arts Program Session I: 

Arrive July 8 - Depart July 17

Visual Arts Program Session II: 

Arrive July 18 - Depart July 27



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