Admissions

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Applications Open for 2017

Festival Dates: July 16 – August 4, 2017

Join us in Celebrating 10 Years of Montecito International Music Festival. The application window is now open for all applicants. Be sure to review all of the information on this page. Apply early!

Scholarship Application Extended Deadline: Accepting Late Applications

General Application Deadline: Accepting Late Applications

Important Notice: Use the latest version of Google Chrome to apply. If you experience issues submitting the application, download the pdf application below and email it to registrar@montecitomusicfestival.com

General Application

  • General, merit-based, and need-based applicants submit this application
  • Open to junior, high school, college, and post-college students
  • Application fee (non-refundable): $90
  • Two (2) contrasting pieces (Youtube, Venmo, Dropbox links preferred)
  • Teacher recommendation (not required if current private teacher is festival faculty)
  • General applicants who are not applying for a scholarship must apply by March 15, 2017
  • Merit & Need based scholarship applicants, submit a General Application plus additional requirements listed below by March 1, 2107
  • Merit-Based Scholarship Additional Requirements
    • One (1) additional letter of recommendation from another teacher or music professional
  • Need-Based Scholarship Additional Requirement
    • Letter of explanation of financial need
    • Supporting tax documents (i.e., 2015 or 2016 IRS-1040 or equivalent proof of income)
    • One (1) additional letter of recommendation from another teacher or music professional

General at a Glance


  1.  Application fee $90
  2. Two (2) contrasting pieces
  3. One (1) teacher recommendation
  4. Merit & Need based scholarships available
  5. Scholarship application due: March 1, 2017
  6. General application due: March 15, 2017

Junior Fellowship Application

  • Open to junior and high school students
  • $100 Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • Recording of 30 minutes of performance (link to video preferred)
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from teachers or music professionals
  • Complete online or mail in application form
  • Online applications must be submitted by March 15, 2017
  • All mail-in application material must be postmarked by March 15, 2017

Junior Fellowship at a Glance


      1.  Application Fee $100
      2. 30 minutes performance recording link
      3. Two (2) letters of recommendation
      4. Application deadline: March 15, 2017

Fellowship Application

  •  Open to College and Post-Graduate students
  • $120 Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • Recording of 30 minutes of performance (link to video preferred)
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from teachers or music professionals
  • Complete online or mail-in application form
  • Online applications must be submitted by March 15, 2017
  • All mail-in application material must be postmarked by March 15, 2017

Fellowship at a Glance


  1.  Application fee $120
  2. 30 minutes performance recording link
  3. Two (2) letters of recommendation
  4. Application deadline: March 15, 2017

Apply by Email or Mail

Downloadable Application Information

Download the application and complete. Submit the completed application along with all of the required materials before the postmark deadlines. You must include payment details on the application. Applications without payment will not be accepted.

Option 1: Email the completed application to registrar@montecitomusicfestival.com. Include additional material as needed such as recommendation letter, financial aid documents and recordings/Youtube links.

Options 2: Mail all application materials to: Montecito International Music Festival, P.O. Box 712358, Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA. Applications can only be received via U.S. Mail / International Post. DO NOT use alternative courier services such as FedEx, UPS, or DHL.

Application Deadlines

After November 15, you may download and complete your mail-in application. All materials must be postmarked by the following dates:

  • Junior Fellowship Deadline: March 15, 2017
  • Fellowship Deadline: March 15, 2017
  • Merit & Need Based Deadline: March 15, 2017
  • General Deadline: March 15, 2017