Frequently Asked Questions
When will the 2013 application be available?
The application will be live in mid - late October 2012 . The application deadline is March 1, 2013. Deadline for the Opera Company is February 1, 2013.
How good do I have to be in order to be accepted?
Really good. Brevard's program is competitive.
Should I send a letter of recommendation from my private teacher?
Only students applying to the High School Voice program should send a letter. Otherwise, please do not send a letter of recommendation.
If I was accepted to Brevard last year but did not attend, can I attend this year without applying or auditioning again?
Everyone must apply and audition each year, and we are happy for you to try again.
If I was accepted to Brevard last year but did not attend, will that have a negative effect on my application this year?
Absolutely not; we welcome your 2013 application.
If I was enrolled as a student at Brevard in 2012, do I need to audition again for 2013?
Yes, unless you received an award during the 2012 season that makes you exempt.
What is the mailing or shipping address for Brevard?
Mail should be sent to Brevard Music Center, Admissions, PO Box 312, Brevard, NC 28712.
If sending by UPS or FedEx, please send to: Brevard Music Center, Admissions, 349 Andante Lane, Brevard, NC 28712.
When will I hear about my acceptance?
The Music Center begins sending admissions notification in late March/early April. Notification is sent electronically and will include admission and scholarship decisions. Students who have been admitted will also receive a letter and enrollment documents via the USPS. The admissions process continues until all slots are filled.
What does it mean if I'm placed on the waiting list?
Brevard can enroll only a precise number of students in each instrument. Some students are accepted immediately, some are denied immediately, and the rest are placed on the waiting list. When someone who was accepted declines our offer, we admit another student from the waiting list. An applicant's status on the waiting list is not disclosed.
What should I expect for financial aid?
Brevard awards financial aid according to merit and to need, so the amount varies from student to student. However, most students receive some aid from Brevard.
To be considered for need-based aid (work study) you must complete the financial aid portion of the online application. Merit awards are based solely on your audition.
It is prudent to assume you will not receive a full scholarship from BMC, because almost everyone pays something. There are many places that can help you, if you do some research. Your own school, music clubs, civic and religious organizations, and even private businesses might provide scholarship assistance for summer study. Begin seeking assistance now.
Visit this website for a comprehensive list of organizations that provide scholarships for musicians.
Can I bring a computer and a cell phone?
You can bring a laptop; you will find several wireless hotspots on campus. Brevard has a computer lab available if you don't have a laptop.
Sure, you can bring a cell phone. Because of the terrain, cell phone service can be spotty in some areas of the campus. Verizon has a tower in Brevard and is known to work most reliably. Phones from some providers do not work as well.
Are religious services available?
Yes, in the town of Brevard. Students who wish to attend weekly services may be transported by BMC residence life staff. Some area churches send vans to meet students and bring them back to campus afterwards. Services are not held on campus.
How do I get to the off-campus concerts?
BMC provides a bus to transport students to and from the Porter Center concerts. If you are performing at any of our off-campus venues, we'll be sure you can get there.