4SMF | Admission
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Welcome to the 4Strings Music Festival’s Admissions Office information section. We are here to answer your questions, and walk you through the application process.

The application for admission is located on our website and is completed online for your convenience. It is a three-step process. Just fill out the application form, upload your audition audio or video, and pay the application processing fee to apply. You will receive confirmation via email of the receipt of your materials. The Admissions Office will be in contact with you shortly thereafter to let you know if you have been accepted into the program. At that time an acceptance letter and an enrollment package will be sent to you.

This year our admission deadline in March 31, 2017. There is non-refundable application fee of $100.00 per applicant.

Please feel free to contact us for any questions. The best way for you to contact us is through e-mail. A member of our staff will contact you as soon we receive your inquiry. We look forward to helping you join our group of talented musicians this summer !

Apply Now (Online Application)

You can upload your audition video file via WeTransfer.Com (Up to 2GB) or send us your YouTube link via email to admissions@4smf.com.

Upload Your Audition Video

Please send your file to admissions@4smf.com via WeTransfer.Com

Audition Requirements

We are accepting students ages 9 and above who demonstrate the ability to read music and have studied their instrument for at least two years.

Please upload a file of your most recent polished performance for review by our faculty for chamber music placement purposes. If you are currently studying with one of our faculty members you do not need to send an audition video. (High Quality Video is preferred but not required.)


  • A non-refundable application processing fee of $100.00 is required with your application.
  • Festival Session per person is $2,400.
  • A 50% deposit is required upon enrollment.
  • Payment in full is required by May 31, 2017.
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Daily Schedule for Students

Private Lessons, Chamber Coaching, Private Practice, Practice Coaching

Students can have their private lessons or chamber sessions during the morning or afternoon. Practice will be held in student’s rooms or in a monitored designated practice area. All rooms have air conditioning. Parents will assist their own children (age 9 and under) during practice sessions. For students ages 10 and above, some assistance may be available during practice sessions.

Each student has the flexibility to customize their program to suit their needs. Additional private lessons and some practice coaching sessions are available.

Daily Student Schedule (subject to change)

8:00am to 8:45am (Buffet Breakfast)
8:45am to 9:15am (Stretching or Yoga Session)
9:30am to 12:30pm (Practice Time, Lessons, Coaching Sessions)
12:30pm to 1:30pm (Lunch)
1:30pm to 2:30pm (Classical Music Educational Enrichment)
2:30pm to 3:30pm (Practice Time, Coaching Sessions)
3:30pm to 6:30pm (Free Time, Recreation, or Additional Practice Time)
6:30pm to 7:30pm (Dinner)
7:30pm (Evening Program)
10:00pm (Curfew for Minors)
11:00pm (Quiet hours for all other)

Sports, Recreation, Field Trips

Daily sporting activities may include tennis, swimming, soccer, hiking, yoga, fitness, and ping pong. There may be special off campus outings planned to recreational centers in the nearby area. Spa services and Golf are available for an additional fee to the resort.

Evening Programs

Each evening there will be a music program or group activity for the students. Master Classes, large ensembles, recitals, chamber concerts, audiovisual recordings and demonstrations, and  a few special events will be held.

This year we will have a Special Master Class with Ann Setzer of The Juilliard School. In addition Sean Yoo will conduct a Master Class about digital sound analysis.

A Karaoke Night and Campfire Night are also scheduled.

Housing : Honor’s Haven Resort

The Honor’s Haven Resort’s rooms are air-conditioned, comfortable, and modern. The resort offers bi-weekly maid service. fresh towels daily, a private bathroom and comfortable beds. Students are grouped according to age and gender. Rooms have beautiful views of the lake, golf course, or mountains. Also included in each room is a small refrigerator, a hair dryer, bathroom amenities, an alarm clock, ironing setup, area to hang clothes, dresser, and a table and chair.

Students will have counselors assigned to them to help them with their daily life and any personal needs they may have.

Students under age ten are required to stay with a parent or guardian in separate but nearby rooms in the resort. Parents will have all meals with their child along with the rest of the camp, and attend all special events, concerts, and master classes.

1195 Arrowhead Rd., Ellenville, NY 12428