ccmf tuition and fees

Tuition: $600.00. The tuition is payable upon acceptance to the Festival. Full payment is due on the first day of the Festival, July 1st, 2019.

Application Fee: $50.00. The application form and non-refundable fee must be submitted via the online application form.

Concerto Competition Fee: $50.00. This is a non-refundable fee added to the tuition for those CCMF participants who have chosen to enter the Concerto Competition.

how to apply

All applicants must complete the following online application form and submit the non-refundable application fee of $50.00 in order to be considered for acceptance to the CCMF.

Applicants who are accepted to the Festival will be notified by e-mail confirmation by mid June. Tuition payment instructions and due dates will be included with the Festival acceptance notice. Applicants who choose to participate in the Concerto Competition will be charged a competition fee of $50.00 added to the tuition cost.


CCMF strives to support students through merit-based scholarships and need-based financial aid. If you wish to be considered for need-based financial aid, please write a short letter (no more than one page) explaining why you would like to attend the Chicago Chamber Music Festival and provide an explanation of your financial need. Email to the CCMF Program Director at Fax to: CCMF c/o Music Department at NEIU (773) 442-5910, or Mail to: The Department of Music c/o CCMF, 5500 N. St. Louis Ave. Chicago, IL 60625. Please note that Scholarships and Financial Aid does not cover the required application fees for the Chamber Music Festival and Concerto Competition fee.

Applicants are encouraged to research grants and loan programs offered by their local governments, foundations, banks, and employers, as well as artistic and educational organizations to help supplement the assistance offered by The Chicago Chamber Music Festival.

No family should be discouraged from applying to the Chicago Chamber music Festival because of lack of funds. We welcome a broad cross section of families who believe in their children and in their ability to succeed.