Tuition and Expenses

Tuition

We have kept our tuition as low as possible in order to make the symposium affordable for all participants!

$580—All participants: Symposium, including Vocal Fellows Program (All categories, except Auditor)

$730—All participants, including Vocal Fellows Program: Symposium Plus (including Philip Glass sessions); the tuition for “Symposium Plus” is the $580 standard tuition plus an additional charge of $150 for July 9-12 (which includes a 25% discount for these four days). Tickets for the two Glass concerts (July 11 & 12) must be  purchased independently on the Oregon Bach Festival website.

$360—Auditors (Category VII); if auditors wish to participate in “Symposium Plus,” then they will pay an additional charge of $150 for July 9-12 (which includes a 25% discount for these four days). Tickets for the two Glass concerts (July 11 & 12) must be  purchased independently on the Oregon Bach Festival website.

Financial Assistance (For Tuition Only)

Limited financial assistance is available to reduce the amount of tuition. If you wish to apply for a scholarship, please complete your application first. After you have submitted your application, please write an email letter to Dr. Robert Kyr in which you request assistance. Please send your request to: obfcomposers@gmail.com.

Please be aware that our scholarship funds are limited and cover part of tuition ONLY. We cannot cover travel or room & board costs.

Room & Board Packages

Symposium (11 nights)

Date of Arrival: Thursday, June 28, 2018;
Date of Departure: Monday, July 9, 2018.
Double–$693 ($63 per day with 3 meals per day)
Single–$825 ($75 per day with 3 meals per day), limited availability

OBF Vocal Fellows (14 nights)

Date of Arrival: Monday, June 25, 2018;
Date of Departure: Monday, July 9, 2018.
Double–$882 ($63 per day with 3 meals per day)
Single–$1,050 ($75 per day with 3 meals per day), limited availability

Symposium Plus (15 nights)

Date of Arrival: Thursday, June 28, 2018;
Date of Departure: Friday, July 13, 2018.
Double–$945 ($63 per day with 3 meals per day)*
Single–$1,125 ($75 per day with 3 meals per day), limited availability*

OBF Vocal Fellows & Symposium Plus (18 nights)

Date of Arrival: Monday, June 25, 2018;
Date of Departure: Friday, July 13, 2018.
Double–$1,134 ($63 per day with 3 meals per day)*
Single–$1,350 ($75 per day with 3 meals per day), limited availability*

*Please note: only 20 rooms are available for those wishing to extend their stay through Friday, July 13, 2018; these rooms will be given to the first twenty people to be accepted for the “Symposium Plus” option.

 

Campus housing is at Global Scholars Hall, one of the newest living facilities at the university. Three meals a day (unlimited portions) are provided as part of this room & board package.

Mealtimes

Breakfast: 7:00 – 9:30 AM
Lunch: 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Dinner: 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Other Housing Possibilities

Alternately, some applicants arrange to stay with relatives, friends, or acquaintances in the Eugene or Springfield area. Also, there may be some limited home stays (for minimal rent) available among the local symposium participants. However, please be aware that there is no Uber in Eugene, so the best mode of transportation is a bike, free public transportation, or living in the dorms and walking to the School of Music and Dance. In addition, the following options are also possibilities:

1) Eugene Whiteaker International Hostel—

970 W 3rd Ave, Eugene, OR 97402

2) Airbnb—

Houses: https://www.airbnb.com/s/Eugene–OR?listing_types[]=2

Rentals: https://www.airbnb.com/s/Eugene–OR?page=8&sublets=monthly

There are also other Airbnb options, so it is wise to do an extensive google search.

Deposit

A $350 non-refundable deposit is required upon notification of acceptance in order to reserve a place in the symposium.

Please mail all deposits (check payable to “Composers Symposium”) to:

Robert Kyr, Director
Composers Symposium
School of Music
1225 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon 97403-1225
obfcomposers@gmail.com
(541) 870-1099

PLEASE NOTE: Room prices may vary slightly. Persons staying before or after session dates will be charged according to the length of their additional stay. Room changes after June 1st will include a late fee to be determined by the administration of Global Scholars Hall. A $350 non-refundable deposit is required upon notification of acceptance in order to reserve a place in the symposium.

Application Deadlines:

Early Notification:
Monday, April 16, 2018

Final Deadline:
Monday, April 30, 2018

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by the early notification deadline; we will start to make admissions decisions at that time and promptly notify participants of their status.

Apply to participate for:

All composers are strongly encouraged to apply in the category of “composer/performer” so that they can participate in the American Creators Ensemble (ACE), which will enhance their experience as members of an engaged community of collaborative artists.