FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
(Listed alphabetically by topic.)
Q: ARE THE FACILITIES AIR CONDITIONED?
A: YES! All facilities, including the residence halls, are air conditioned.
Q: ARE THERE ANY HIDDEN COSTS IN THE PRICE?
A: No. There is an application fee and then the academy fee. The academy fee is ALL INCLUSIVE! (Other camps charge a separate fee for a room and optional meals. Everything is included in the fee we advertise.)
Q: WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?
A: ALL PARTICIPANTS - tuition, single/lockable/AC room; meals; all activities/performances; camp t-shirt; 30 minute private lesson; masterclass performance; daily clinics and special clinics; and professional pianist fees.
Q: ARE THERE ANY DISCOUNTS?
A: Yes! There is a $50 discount if application is postmarked by March 15th.
Q: ARE THERE ANY SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE?
A: Yes! There are a limited number of scholarships available and other sources of assistance. Please contact us for details.
Q: CAN I PARTICIPATE WITH MORE THAN ONE INSTRUMENT?
A: No/Yes. You can bring as many instruments to the academy as you would like. However, you must choose ONE instrument for participation. You can only use the instrument you choose, at the time of application, in all formal activities. If you would like to get a lesson on a secondary instrument with one of our faculty members - it would be charged as an additional lesson and on a space/time available basis. It is highly suggested that you focus on one instrument for the duration of the academy.
Q: I HAVE TWO TUBAS, A HIGH AND A LOW HORN, WHICH ONE SHOULD I BRING?
A: Both, if possible. If only one - your low horn. Daily Routine will focus on fundamentals of low tuba playing. Some participants will prefer to perform their solo piece on a high pitched instrument, this choice is up to you.
**ALL QUESTIONS: PLEASE SEE THE 'PIANO' MENU OF OUR WEBSITE FOR ALL THINGS PIANO.**
Q: ARE PRIVATE LESSONS OFFERED?
A: Tuba Euphonium Academy participants will receive one 30 minute private lesson with academy artists. Additional lessons, with artists, are available on a space/time available basis for an additional fee.
Q: HOW ARE PARTICIPANTS UNDER 18 HOUSED?
A: All participants under the age of 18 are housed together and are supervised by MMI staff. Also, ALL participants have individual/locking single accommodations. No roommates in the same room.
Q: ARE THERE DOUBLE OCCUPANCY ROOMS AVAILABLE AT A LOWER COST?
A: No. We have been able to provide everyone with a single room but keep the cost at a lower, double occupancy rate.