Music Program

The music program is for advanced students ages 18-30, 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.

We are happy to announce our plans for the 2022 Music Session!

Overview

The music program is for advanced students ages 18-30, 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.

To learn more about the history of the Conservatoire Américain, visit the About page.

Dates and Basic Information

  • The summer session runs July 1 – Aug 1, 2022.  Students arrive in Paris on Friday, July 1 and have 2 days in Paris before arriving in Fontainebleau on Sunday, July 3. Students will depart from Fontainebleau on Sunday morning, July 31.
  • Enrollment is limited to 33.
  • 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 all 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 alongside architects from the Beaux Arts school

Accommodation and Meals

You will be lodged within walking distance from the Chateau, either in a dormitory or with a local family. Monday through Friday, breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided — other meals are on your own. For more details about accommodations, travel to Fontainebleau, and more see Info for Students.

For more information on the Music Program email questions to: info@fontainebleauschools.org