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Welcome to the application page for the Sewanee Music Center's 2024 Summer Programs!

To apply for the orchestral, composition, or OperaFest programs please use the drop-down options to the left of this page. Please review the audition requirements for your schedule carefully.

John Kilkenny, Artistic and Executive Director, Sewanee Summer Music Festival

If you have questions or concerns, please email

For technical questions, please visit the Acceptd Help Desk.

Visit Sewanee University's COVID-19 policies here.

Application Deadlines: 2024 deadlines will be updated this fall
October 14, 2023 

  • All applications open! 
  • $50.00 application fee  

February 5th, 2024

  • OperaFest Application Deadline 

February 16th, 2024 

  • Final day for Early Bird application fee 
  • $50.00 application fee Oct. 14 — Feb. 16 

March 22nd, 2024

  • Final Application Deadline
  • $75.00 application fee Feb. 17 — Mar. 22

After March 22nd, 2024

  • Applications after March 22nd may be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Some studios will be full. 

Photos by David Andrews