Program Fees & Requirements

AGE REQUIREMENTS

All applicants to the TMC must have completed their secondary school (high school) education. It is expected that applicants to the TMC will have advanced musical skills, and therefore most successful applicants will have completed or nearly completed their undergraduate education.

Vocal Arts Program applicants must be between 20 and 35 years old as of June 1, 2018.

Composition, Conducting, and Library Fellowship program applicants must be 18 years of age as of June 1, 2018.

No other programs have specific age limits.


RESIDENCY DATES

All TMC Fellows must be in residence from June 21 - August 20, 2018.

Any absence(s) during this period must be approved in writing by TMC administration.


TUITION

There is no tuition charged to attend the TMC


MEALS

Fellows receive breakfast and dinner daily, free of charge.  Participants ARE responsible for the costs of most lunches.


OTHER FEES

All applicants must pay a non-refundable $75 application fee. Those invited to the TMC must pay a $250 Registration Fee upon their acceptance of a Fellowship invitation.  Those re-invited for the following summer pay a $200 Registration Fee.

After completion of the program, TMC reserves the right to charge additional fees in the event of damage or loss to any TMC property. 


INCIDENTAL EXPENSES

As above, participants are responsible for the costs of most lunches. Additionally, participants are responsible for the costs of transportation to and from Tanglewood at the beginning and end of the TMC season, and any other incidental expenses. 


FINANICAL AID

No financial aid packages or work-study positions are available from the Tanglewood Music Center.


INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

All international students must attend the TMC on a valid, non-tourist visa.  For those without current, valid visa, the TMC issues I-20 forms that enable students to apply for an M-1 student visa; the application fee is $200 USD, with the cost born by the student. 


To determine your visa status, refer to this