Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can I register for Cadenza 2019?

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 2019?

A: Our registration fees for 2019 are posted on our website HERE.

Q: Do students need to be currently taking individual lessons to register?

A: Yes, students do need to be currently studying their instruments in order to register. We have an explore program for young beginners which does not require any previous musical experience; however that program is limited and only offered if our registrations are not full by the early bird deadline (early bird prices would still apply for this program however.) If you are interested in the explore program, please contat us and you will be put on a waiting list.

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.

      The Morden Festival of the Arts also offers a Kuhl Foundation scholarship (for strings players who have played 2 pieces in the festival) which can help cover the costs of registration; information and forms can be found HERE.


Q: What is the difference between the Morden Festival of the Arts scholarship and a Cadenza bursary? Can I apply for both?

A: The Festival of the Arts scholarship is based on participation in the Morden Festival in a strings category, whereas the Cadenza bursary is based on financial need. You can apply for both the scholarship and the bursary to help with registration fees, however Cadenza does not administer the Morden Festival Scholarship.

Q: I want to pack my child a lunch from home. Can I get a discount on the registration fee?

A: Unfortunately, no. As previously mentioned, are registration fees only cover half the costs of sending a student to Cadenza. As such, we do not offer discounts for not attending lunches. 

Q: My child has a food allergy. Can they still get lunches and snacks at Cadenza?

A: Yes, we will do our best to accomodate all food allergies during the week, including nut allergies, gluten/lactose intolerances, and other specific allergies. 

Q: Can I join my child(ren) for lunch? What about a younger sibling?

A: Yes! For a small cost (to be payed during morning registration), you and your other children can eat lunch with your Cadenza student(s). 

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 and chamber music approximately one month before the start of camp. We send this music in advance because we expect that children will learn and prepare the music before arriving at camp. 


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. So while we don't expect kids to arrive with solo repertoire prepared, we do expect them to have learned and practiced their chamber and orchestra pieces before the start of camp.

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. 

If you have any other questions about the camp, please don't hesitate to contact us at