Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How can I register for Cadenza 2023?
A: Follow the link to the online registration form on THIS PAGE.
Q: Can I mail in a registration form?
A: Yes. A paper registration form will also be available upon request. Please contact us!
Q: What are your registration fees for 2023?
A: Our registration fees for 2023 are also posted on our website HERE.
Q: Do students need to be currently taking individual lessons to register?
A: Yes, most full day students do need to be currently studying their instruments in order to register. Voice students do not need to be enrolled in lessons throughout the year. Other strings and piano students who have been in lessons but recently discontinued may contact us - if we have room in our programs, they may be welcome to register. Our half day program for young beginners (ages 4 - 6) welcomes students who may or may not have started instrument studies. The adult half day program welcomes adult musicians who may or may not be enrolled in lessons throughout the year.
Q: Do you offer financial aid for students?
A: Yes! Though we work hard to keep our registration fees low (they only cover less than half the cost of the week--the remainder of expenses is covered by fundraising efforts, donations, and grants) we recognize that many families have financial constraints which can make participation difficult. We are happy to offer bursaries to help offset the cost of registration. More information is available HERE.
Q: Are there local billeting options for families not from the Winker/Morden area?
A: We will do our best to help students who live at a distance to find billets. Please contact us to inquire.
Q: I registered my child(ren) for Cadenza, but we can't make it to camp. Can I get a refund?
A: We only offer refunds before June 1, unless the cancellation is due to emergency circumstances (death in the family, sudden illness, etc).
Q: Will my child(ren) receive music before the camp starts?
A: Yes, we will send out orchestra music approximately one month before the start of camp. Advanced students will also receive chamber music ahead of time but many of the chamber groups will be learning their pieces during the camp week and do not need to prepare ahead of time.
Q: Does my child(ren) need to practice their music before camp starts?
A: Yes! One of the unique features of Cadenza is its focus on children playing together, both in orchestras and in chamber groups. If the students have received music ahead of time, we expect that they practice it and are very familiar with the music before the camp week starts.
Q: Will my child be playing at a recital/concert?
A: Yes. All participants of Cadenza will be playing at the afternoon and/or evening recital on the final day of camp. Schedules for both the recitals will be emailed to parents a few days prior; however, if you want to be sure to see all your child(ren)'s performances, we recommend you book the entire afternoon off for the last day of Cadenza.
Q: Is there a dress code for the concerts/recitals?
A: There is no dress code--they can wear whatever clothes they came to class in for the final recitals.
Q: Is lunch provided?
A: Yes, lunches and snacks are offered to students and faculty this year at no extra cost!
If you have any other questions about the camp, please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org