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The College Division is for students ages 18 through 29 who will have completed at least one year as a full-time college student by the start date of your program. In addition to current undergraduates, many students in the program have graduated or are presently enrolled for graduate study.
Please note: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for all students, faculty, and summer staff for the 2022 season. Please see our FAQ page for more information.
A Brief Introduction
What does a summer at BMC include?
Students in the orchestral studies, piano, collaborative piano, classical guitar, and composition programs receive private lessons from Brevard's artist faculty and may participate in studio or masterclasses. Opera students receive private coachings in lieu of lessons.
Instrumentalists have the opportunity for formal chamber music coaching with members of the artist faculty.
Students have the opportunity to perform solo and chamber music in Brevard's student recitals.
There are formal, required classes for students in Piano, Collaborative Piano, Composition, Classical Guitar, and Opera, and sectional rehearsals for students in Orchestral Studies.
All BMC students may attend open rehearsals with world-renowned concert soloists. Students have the opportunity to attend on-campus orchestra, chamber, solo, and opera performances throughout the summer.
Who comes to Brevard?
Students come from nearly every state and in fact, from around the world. Their backgrounds are different, but all are gifted and driven to musical excellence. Each student contributes to the unique community that is the hallmark of Brevard. The environment allows students to surpass themselves as musicians, as artists.
How can I participate?
To apply to Brevard, you must:
- be 18 through 29 years old and have completed at least one year as a full-time college student by the start date of your program (for the College Division)
- pay the application fee (non-refundable)
- submit an audition
Audition requirements vary by program. Applications and auditions must be complete by the posted deadline. (Applications remain open until enrollment is complete.)
What does it cost?
Tuition varies by program type and length. Tuition is an all-inclusive fee. There are no extra fees for private lessons, food service, concert admission, or access to on-campus health services.
Does Brevard offer scholarships?
Yes. Brevard offers scholarship support according to a student's audition and demonstrated financial need, and program need. In recent years, Brevard provided scholarship support to more than 70% of its students.
Scholarships from Brevard come in three forms:
- Merit awards based on the student's audition
- Work-study awards based on financial need
- Opportunity Scholarship open to students of African-American and Latinx descent
Requesting financial aid is simple – it's part of Brevard's online application process. Learn more in the Scholarships section of our FAQ page.