Concert Dress, living costs, meal plan, tuition and deposit requirements for the upcoming season.

Student Handbook

Cost Estimates

Housing Costs

Residence Hall $440 
Security Deposit $100 (refundable)

Meal Plan
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) $780

Instructional Costs 
Includes full instruction costs, fitness center membership, registration fee and gate pass to attend all events for free (except opera and theater).
Instrumental Program $2,475

TOTAL: $3,695


Two deposits are required within seven days of admission into one of Chautauqua’s programs. Upon admission to the program, a placeholder or tuition deposit of $500 guarantees the student’s scholarship award, if any, and a place in the program. A security/music deposit of $100 is required of all students, including those on full scholarships. This deposit guarantees a student’s housing and is used to defray the cost of damage to dormitories or loss of or damage to other property.

Concert Attire

On Stage Performance:

Option 1: White top (no bare shoulders), black dress pants or skirt, black dress shoes

Option 2: Black tuxedo jacket, black dress pants, white shirt, black bow tie, black socks, black Dress shoes

Pit Performance:

Black dress shirt (no bare shoulders), black dress pants or black skirt, black dress shoes