Student Information


  1. Fill out the Online Application. Deadline for application has been extended to Monday, March 1, 2021 at 11:59 pm (CST). (Please read Application Guidelines before completing application.)
  2. Pay the application fee. Once application has been received and application fee paid you can upload your recorded video audition. In addition you will need to request two recommendation letters.
  3. Once audition has been reviewed by Round Top faculty you will receive acceptance or rejection by email.
  4. Upon acceptance, the registration fee is due no later than Monday April 12, 2021 in order to secure your position.
  5. The room and board fee, is due no later than Sunday June 6, 2021.


  1. Tuition: $0 (All accepted participants are granted a full scholarship.)
  2. Application/Audition fee: $80 (Due with application, non-refundable)
  3. Registration fee: $250 (Due on acceptance, non-refundable)
  4. Room and Board fee: $750 for six weeks (Payable with the registration fee and due no later than Sunday June 6, 2021.)
  • About 7 work-study positions (bow markers and stagehands) are available. Each position is worth a $375 value that is applied against the housing fee. Requests must be emailed to  before April 12, 2021.


  1. Must be born before December 31, 2003.
  2. No absence is permitted during the six weeks of Festival.
  3. Two recommendations should be submitted and received in Round Top no later than March 1, 2021. Please use the automated Recommendation request found in your student account. However, if your recommender does not receive the email request, he/she should email their recommendation directly to Alain Declert (
  4. View Orientation and Policies


All applicants have to upload a recorded video audition. Send inquiries about audition music to Recorded video auditions (mp4 format) should not exceed 12 minutes per applicant and must be submitted by the extended application deadline of March 1, 2021. See also Video Audition Upload Guidelines. All auditions are submitted to the relevant faculty.

Audition Excerpts

Note: Due to the volume of applicants, we are not able to offer feedback on recorded video auditions.


Arrival day is Sunday June 6, 2021. If you are not driving, we advise you to land at Austin-Bergstrom Airport (AUS). A special one-time (5:00 pm) transportation service can be reserved in your online account before May 10, 2021 (cost is $35 one way.)

Departure day is Sunday July 18, 2021. A special one-time transportation service will depart from Round Top to Austin-Bergstrom Airport (AUS) at 8:00 am (cost is $35). Please, do not book early flights. You will not catch them on time.