The Fontainebleau Schools for Fine Arts: Registration for composer’s submissions open on December, 1st

The Fontainebleau Schools (also known as Les Ecoles d’Art Américaines de Fontainebleau) are comprised of the Conservatoire Américaine and the École des Beaux-Arts. For almost 100 years the schools have been offering international summer programs of the highest level for students in music and architecture.

The music program is for advanced students ages 18-31, but particularly those currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate music school programs. The program includes performing opportunities including recitals and concerts. A special collaboration with the Fine Arts students, performed at the end of the summer session, celebrates the unique combination of the two schools.

Dates and Basic Information

- The summer session runs July 6 - Aug 5, 2018. Students arrive in Paris on Friday, July 6 and have 2 days in Paris before arriving in Fontainebleau on Sunday, July 8. Students will depart from Fontainebleau on Sunday, August 5.
- Enrollment is limited to 32.
- Courses are taught in English.
- Cost for the session is $3500: $3300 for tuition, room and weekday meals, plus a $200 confirmation fee (all students upon acceptance will be required to pay this non-refundable confirmation fee to hold their place in the program). Generous financial aid based on merit is available for qualified students.

Highlights of the Session Include

- Master classes and individual lessons in violin, viola, cello, composition and piano
- Chamber music coaching and master classes
- Student and faculty concerts
- Guest lectures and concerts
- Courses in fugue, improvisation and keyboard harmony
- Cultural visits and lectures
- Live and work along side architects from the Beaux Arts school

Guidelines for Application

- Instrumentalists should audition by sending 15 minutes of performance video as described below.
- Composers should send 2 printed scores and a high quality audio CD as described below.

Please submit the following:
- Resume
- $75 non-refundable application fee
- 1 photo: head must face the camera directly with full face in view
- 2 letters of recommendation by current teachers
- Instrumentalists must submit 15 minutes of performance video (any standard video format; YouTube and Vimeo links are also accepted)
- String players must include a Bach solo selection and a French composer’s work if possible
- Pianists must include a French composer's work
- Composers should send 2 printed scores and a high quality audio CD of your works by regular postal service to the address below (please email Therese Rawson, President, Fontainebleau Associations, at before mailing your scores)

The Fontainebleau Associations
PO Box 66
Wayne PA 19087

Late applications may be considered if openings are available. The non-refundable application fee for late applications is $125. After February 2, 2018 please contact us at to find out about openings.

Upon notification of your acceptance, a $200 deposit must be sent within two weeks to hold your place. The entire tuition is due by June 15, 2018 by check payable to Fontainebleau Associations, sent to:

Fontainebleau Associations
PO Box 66
Wayne PA 19087

For more information on the Music Program:
Online submission are accepted from Decembre, 1st until February, 2nd at this link:

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