Lotus Chamber Music Festival is open to string players and pianists of all ages, ranging from talented high school students to post-doctoral professionals.

Application Deadline

Application materials must be received by March 1.

Application Requirements

  • Online Application Form

  • A non-refundable application fee of $35.

  • A recording comprising of two contrasting works. You may email us a video or provide a link to your recording online. Additional recordings of ensemble works are welcome to supplement the required materials.

Pre-Formed Chamber Ensembles

Though each individual must submit their own application, you are welcome to apply as a pre-formed ensemble. Please specify on your application the other member(s) of your ensemble and substitute two contrasting solo recordings for two contrasting ensemble recordings.


On-Campus Tuition

  • Tuition: $1,300

  • Housing
    - Housing Plan A - Includes dorm room housing with linen (sheets, pillow, pillow case, blanket and towels): $556
    - Housing Plan B - Includes dorm room housing without linen: $416

  • Meal Plans
    - Meal Plan A - Includes 2 all-you-can-eat meals per day: $441
    - Meal Plan B - Includes 3 all-you-can-eat meals per day: $597

Payment Policy

  • Students accepted to the program must submit a non-refundable $750 deposit to secure their place at the festival.

  • Students must pay their remaining balance by May 15.


  • To apply for a scholarship, please submit a Scholarship Application.

  • A limited number of scholarships are available and will be awarded based on merit and need.

  • Students receiving scholarship assistance may be asked to take on a work-study task at the festival.

  • To be considered for scholarship assistance, applicants must submit all application materials by March 1.