By applying, am I obligated to attend if accepted?
Yes. If invited, the cost to participate will be $260.00 (non-refundable and due immediately upon invitation of acceptance) which includes all three portions of your audition (showcase, sight-reading, and music theory exam) as well as a ticket to the official award and scholarship presentation celebration at the legendary Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall.
Submission of your application serves as a commitment of your planned attendance upon acceptance of your participation in Performers National Signing Day. Prior to applying, be certain you have reserved the dates January 16-19, 2021, as well as necessary funds to cover travel, lodging, and meals, to accept an invitation should you receive one. Once you have applied, it is highly recommended that you begin preliminary/tentative planning for your attendance. Numerous hours will go into the organization of your trip, so we encourage you to start this process as soon as possible.
Other costs to consider (not paid to us) include accompanist (we will provide a list of approved professionals), rehearsal studio space with accompanist, travel, housing, meals, and any sightseeing/events you chose to explore on your own.