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Ascent International Chamber Music Festival is an opportunity for outstanding string players and pianists age 14-30 to study solo and chamber music repertoire in an intensive setting. The festival takes place on the campus of the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. 

Festival Dates: June 26-July 16, 2022

Priority Application

  • Deadline: February 1st ($75 application fee)
  • Admissions decisions for priority applicants will be sent by March 1st
  • After February 1st, applications are accepted on a rolling basis ($85 application fee)
Program details can be found here.

Video Guidelines
can be accessed after choosing the program you are applying for.

Tuition and Housing:

On-campus Tuition: $3400 Includes room and board provided in air-conditioned single dorm on the campus of the University of Cincinnati.

Off-campus Tuition: $2100 Includes daily lunch in the University of Cincinnati dining hall.

COVID-19 Policies: We will follow the current guidelines set by the University of Cincinnati at the time of the festival. For the latest info, click here

For application questions, please contact Erin Patterson at

We look forward to reviewing your application for the summer of 2022!