REGULAR DEADLINE: March 1st, 2017

Late applications will be reviewed and considered pending availability


To apply:

Please use the form provided below and attach required audio files. All applications should be submitted electronically to and must include 2 audio files of contrasting pieces. Application fee: $35.

You may send your application fee via check (made payable to David Ludwig) & send it to 11 Spring St., Newburgh, NY. 


Tuition for Students 15 through 17: $1,400.

PLEASE NOTE: Students between the age of 15 and 17 must find alternate accommodations with appropriate chaperone. (We will be happy to provide help in finding housing, please email

Tuition with Room & Board for Students 18 years old and up: $1600.

Individual dorm room included, located at Mount Saint Mary College, in walking distance to all studios. Breakfast and lunch are also provided in a community studio at Atlas Industries for students and faculty. Dinner from 6pm to 8pm is not provided, however a wide variety of affordable restaurants are in walking distance.

Students staying in the dorms should plan on checking in on Thursday, June 15th by noon.

Currently 1 Scholarship is available for a student age 15 or above.
The scholarship recipient must be living in the City or Town of Newburgh, NY. Please state on your application that you meet this criteria and would like to be considered. 


Metro-North Railroad to the Beacon Station and other bus services are available. Transportation will be provided to and from local ports.

Important information about payment: 

Upon acceptance into the program a deposit of $500 will be due. Remaining tuition will be due no later than April 1st. Applicants accepted after April 1st will pay full tuition up-front. Cancellations will be refunded minus $300.