Frequently Asked Questions
When will the 2018 application be available?
The application is open and we welcome you to apply!
When is the application deadline?
Applicants for the Janiec Opera Company must complete the application by January 16, 2018. The deadline for all other programs is February 16, 2018. (Applications remain open until enrollment is complete.)
How good do I have to be in order to be accepted?
Brevard's students represent the best from around the world, and the program is competitive. Your audition should represent you at your best.
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 you attended the Voice program previously, there is no need to send a letter.
If I was accepted to Brevard last year but did not attend, can I attend this year without applying or auditioning again?
Everyone – even alumni – must apply and audition each year, and we are happy for you to apply 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 2018 application.
If I was enrolled as a student at Brevard in 2017, do I need to audition again for 2018?
Yes, unless you received an award during the 2017 season that makes you exempt.
Can international students attend Brevard?
Yes, we welcome your application! International students from over 30 countries have attended Brevard over the past decade. Following your enrollment, Brevard will send you a letter that will assist you in acquiring a B1/B2 Visa.
When will I hear about my acceptance?
Notification of an audition decision may occur at any time after the audition has been evaluated. However, most applicants will be notified of their audition decision via email beginning the second week of March. (Opera applicants will be notified in mid-February). A letter and enrollment information will be sent via the USPS to those students who are admitted. The admissions process continues until all slots are filled.
What does it mean if I'm placed on the waiting list?
It doesn't mean anything negative! Brevard can enroll only a precise number of students in each instrument or program. 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. Calling the Admissions Office will not increase your chances or speed things up; your patience is greatly appreciated as we move through the process.
What level of scholarship should I expect to receive?
Brevard offers scholarship support according to merit and to need, so the amount varies from student to student. However, over 70% of students receive some aid from Brevard.
To be considered for need-based scholarship (work study) you must complete the financial aid portion of the online application. Merit awards are based solely on your audition.
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. Be creative and professional, and begin seeking assistance now.
Visit this website for a comprehensive list of organizations that provide scholarships for musicians. Below is a list of other web sites that may be helpful to you.
Can I bring a computer and a cell phone?
You can bring a laptop, but it isn't necessary; 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 may 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.
What is the mailing or shipping address for Brevard?
Mail should be sent to: Brevard Music Center, Admissions, P.O. Box 312, Brevard, NC 28712
If sending by UPS or FedEx, please send to: Brevard Music Center, Admissions, 349 Andante Lane, Brevard, NC 28712