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Application Process, Discounts & Deadlines

Application and Admission Process

To apply, please click here to go to our partner organization, Acceptd. Your digital audition will be uploaded directly to your application on Once you select the program you wish to apply for, will walk you through the application process step-by-step and accepts most video file formats. A $50 application fee is required to submit your summer application.


Early Bird Discount - Vocalists who submit their application by January 15th receive 15% off their tuition. Instrumental students who submit their application by March 31st receive 10% off their tuition.

The OCU Summer Program is pleased to offer special scholarships to students selected to participate in their state's high school All-State Ensemble. Because each state is different, we recognize only those ensembles organized by the state's Music Educators Association, and only participation at the state level. We do not recognize regional, local or jr. high ensembles.

The All-State Scholarship is $150 for voice students. Students receiving these honors must indicate them on their registration form. Documentation of these awards must be sent along with the audition submission and summer application.

Documentation can be a copy (or picture) of the page of the program with your name uploaded to Acceptd's media section. Documentation may also include acceptances/invitation letters.


The OCU Summer Programs is pleased to award financial assistance to qualified students. Financial aid is awarded for both financial need and talent. Students will not be considered for financial aid until an audition submission and all required documentation has been received and reviewed.

To apply for financial aid, you must fill out the financial aid section on the summer registration form in In addition, you must submit a copy of the first page of your family's most recent tax return which shows family's adjusted gross income and include a recommendation letter from someone able to comment on your musical ability and desire to pursue musical studies. Students & parents must apply for financial aid when submitting application. Financial aid applications will not be accepted once an offer of acceptance has been made.

Students will be notified of financial aid awards in the acceptance email. All financial aid offers are final. Make sure all requested information is provided as incomplete details may delay review of auditions. If a student's financial aid award is not sufficient to accept admittance, they have 48 hours to notify us.


First Admission Deadline: January 15th

Students who audition live or submit an audition by this date will be notified of their admission status by January 31st.

Second Admission Deadline: February 15th

Students who audition live or submit an audition by this date will be notified of their admission status by February 28th.

Third Admission Deadline: March 15th

Students who audition live or submit an audition by this date will be notified of their admission status by March 31st.

Following the third deadline, admission will be ongoing if space is available. Applicants will be notified within two weeks of submission following the third deadline.

Urinetown Hope
Summer 2021 Production of Urinetown Photo by Wendy Mutz