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The ATLANTA CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL is a seven-day residential music festival for middle and high school students of all orchestral instruments, jazz, and piano. ACMF stands out as one of very few festivals in the country with a chamber music focus for pre-college students, boasting an artist-faculty of the highest caliber in the Southeast, world renowned guest artists, thoughtful course offerings, and outstanding performance ensembles. All of this takes place on the historic campus of Emory University in Atlanta, GA, where evening activities include social events, trips to Emory Village, and concerts by our artist-faculty and guest artists. The experiences and connections students make during their inspiring week at ACMF last a lifetime!

June 9-15, 2024
December 31, 2023: $100 Early Application Discount
March 15, 2024: Priority Financial Aid Deadline
May 1, 2024: Application Deadline
May 15, 2024: Placement Audition & Tuition Deadline

  • Rising 7th graders through graduated seniors with at least one year of playing experience.
  • Students MUST be at ACMF the entire duration of the festival. Please do not apply if you will have to miss any days.
  • ACMF is a residential festival, and students are not permitted to commute to campus.

STEP 1: APPLICATION (May 1 deadline)
  • ***IMPORTANT! PARENTS PLEASE NOTE!*** If you are a parent applying for your child, you will need to create a parent account by selecting "I am applying for someone else" when you sign up for Acceptd. This will also allow you to create separate applications for siblings. Siblings of students who have already applied will be eligible for a 10% sibling discount, calculated at the tuition stage.
  • Have the following items ready:​
    • Most recent tax return, if applying for financial aid
    • Payment method for $75 application fee
  • Priority financial aid deadline is March 15, and students will be notified of their awards by April 1. Any remaining funds are awarded on a rolling basis; earlier applications will receive more aid.​​ Details can be found on our Tuition & Financial Aid page.
  • Space is limited, and applications are accepted on a rolling basis; you will receive a decision notification soon after you apply. PLEASE NOTE: If you receive an error message stating that the deadline has passed before May 1, it means that spaces for your instrument are full.

STEP 2: TUITION PAYMENT (May 15 deadline)
  • Visit our Tuition & Financial Aid page for detailed information.
  • Once your application has been accepted, you may return to your Acceptd account at any time to make your payment.
  • Our 10% sibling discount and additional $210 single room fee will be calculated on this page.

  • You may return to your Acceptd account at any time to upload your placement audition recording. 
  • Requirements can be found on our Audition Information page.​
  • We strongly recommend doing this prior to the deadline in case of technical difficulties.

If you have any technical difficulties with your application, please reach out to the Acceptd Help Desk.

For questions about ACMF, please email