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Admissions Info & Application



  1. Read all the information on this page.
  2. Click on the “GO TO APPLICATION” link at the top of this page to register via the online portal.
  3. Fill out the online application.
  4. Upload your solo audition material and the chamber music excerpts in video directly onto the application site. Audio only will not be accepted.
  5. Submit your application fee online.
  6. Confirm and you are done! You will receive an email confirmation.


January 20: Application Deadline.
(Late Applications will be considered if space is available.)


We require a 15-minute video of unedited solo works. It is suggested, but not required, that you play a first movement of a standard concerto, with or without accompaniment, and a movement of unaccompanied Bach. You may upload individual videos of your solo pieces or as one video.

NOTE: Audio-only auditions will not be accepted. If submitting a performance with orchestra we only accept professional quality recordings, not cell phone video.


We also require chamber music excerpts to be recorded and uploaded, but on a separate video from your solo work. On the chamber music excerpts video please introduce yourself by stating your name, age and where you go to school or currently live. In a few sentences, also tell us about your chamber music experience. (See below for the required chamber music excerpts.)

Click your instrument below to print the excerpts. Please note that the excerpts are mandatory and must be uploaded as part of your audition.

Chamber music placement is based primarily on your chamber music excerpt video, which should represent your best performance of this material. The posted excerpts are relatively clean parts, your choices of fingerings and bowings reflect both your technical accomplishment and artistic imagination. It is of vital importance to listen to recordings of these works, as well as to consult your private teacher for help in preparation.

The excerpts must be uploaded on a separate video from your solo audition material. On the chamber music excerpts video please introduce yourself by stating your name, age and where you go to school or currently live. In a few sentences, also tell us about your chamber music experience. Then begin playing the excerpts.

2024 Required Chamber Music Excerpts
Violin Chamber Excerpts
Viola Chamber Excerpts
Cello Chamber Excerpts


The non-refundable application/processing fee is US $110.00
This fee is payable online by credit or debit card as the final step in submitting the application.


Acceptance letters will be emailed to all applicants at the beginning of March.


Tuition Reservation Deposit of US $1,500 due within one week of receiving your acceptance notice.
Include the signed Pledge, Waiver, and Tuition Reservation Deposit.

Payment via Credit Card is accepted (~3% Stripe service fee).

Payment via ACH or debit card is accepted (0.8% convenience fee).

If paying by check, your Reservation Deposit must be received in the Admissions Office within 14 days of receiving your acceptance notice.

We recommend sending Reservation Deposits by U.S. Postal Service Express Mail or Priority Mail with tracking, Certified Mail with tracking, or Courier Service with tracking. There is no overnight delivery to our area, so please allow two days for Overnight or Express Mail.


Please note, there are no refunds issued if you need to withdraw your reservation.


The Account Balance and Medical Forms are due May 15.
The balance of your account must be paid in full by May 15th. Arrival of the final tuition payment after the May 15 deadline may result in the loss of your reservation and placement on the wait list, as well as a $50 late fee.

Click here for information about the Medical Forms.

Please Note: Teacher selection is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances, e.g. illness or injury. Confirmed students will be expected to attend. There is no refund for cancellation.

Personal checks, money orders and travelers checks in US funds drawn on a US bank on US soil are accepted. Routing numbers must be listed on the bottom of the check. Bank transfer instructions are available upon request from

Payable to:
Meadowmount School of Music

Mailing Address:
Meadowmount School of Music
1424 County Route 10
Westport, New York 12993 USA

Email a photo of the check to, then
Mail via tracked postal service or courier.
There is no overnight service to Meadowmount. Plan for a minimum 2 days to reach us.

Muriel Kerr,, (518) 962-2400


January 20
Online Applications and audition materials due.
Late applications will be considered if space available.

Admissions Notification emailed to applicants.

Within One Week of Receiving Your Acceptance Notice
Due: Tuition Reservation Deposit, signed Pledge.

May 1
Rehair your bow “short” due to the high humidity at Meadowmount.

May 15
Due: Medical Forms, Balance of Tuition.

June 1
Due: Travel Itinerary with arrival dates and requests for transportation pick up from the ferry or train stations.

June 15
Students may begin shipping boxes to Meadowmount.

I had three students attend Meadowmount last summer. They loved it and thrived! They are hooked on the Meadowmount School of Music and will return as often as possible. I couldn’t be happier or more appreciative of what Meadowmount has to offer my students.

– Jaime Laredo, Violinist, Conductor

Meadowmount School of Music

Most importantly, Meadowmount is a place of wonderful musical growth. Every day, I focused on my practicing. I will never forget the years I spent at Meadowmount.”

– Huali Dang