Apprentice Application


Participants for the entire duration of the Festival, 2 – 16 June 2018, will receive full instructional scholarships.  There is a $400 Housing fee (which includes a meal ticket) and a $100 Administration/Music fee, once accepted into the program.  Apprentices choosing not to participate in the entire Festival may attend for a $1750 tuition fee.

New ASMSA DormitoryApprentice applications are evaluated solely on merit.  Personal information on this form is for administrative purposes only.  Application materials become the property of the Hot Springs Music Festival and will not be returned. The application fee is $60 for conductors and $50 for instrumentalists and arts administrators.

Application deadline is February 15, 2018. String and other applications may be accepted beyond the deadline as necessary.  Information about section closures and deadline extensions will be posted on the home page.

Participants must arrive in time for the 6 pm orientation meeting on Saturday, June 2nd and remain until the conclusion of the final concert on June 16th (arts administrators arrive by May 31).

Apprentices are responsible for their own transportation and meals. Many Hot Springs restaurants–within walking distance–will have musician-friendly menus available.

Visit our travel page for information about traveling to Hot Springs.

The online audition requires that files be submitted via Dropbox, an online file sharing/cloud storage web service.  You may choose to present individual files or one extended file of all selections.  Once your application is complete, including application fee, please go to, create a free account, and send an invitation to with your uploaded resume, 3 references (name + phone/email), and audio or video files. Alternately, you may wish to use Google Drive or OneDrive.  Letters of recommendation are not necessary, but may be emailed to

Please send ONLY the information requested.

Visit the Mentor page (or see right-hand sidebar) for bio information about the mentors.  Mentor pages also contain lists of required excerpts for auditions at the end of each bio.

*Apprentices must be at least 18 years of age, submit a parental waiver of responsibility or provide a chaperone.  There is no upper age limit.