• Tuition: $0 (All accepted participants receive a full scholarship.)
  • Housing: $0 (All accepted participants receive free shared accommodation housing)
  • Application fee: $50 (Due with application, non refundable)
  • Registration fee: $250 (Due on acceptance, non refundable)

The costs are underwritten by private donation, and most attendees receive named fellowships that reflect the source of these donations.

All applicants must pay a non-refundable $50 Application Fee with their application materials. Those invited to the Lake City String Academy will be notified by April 15th, 2017, and upon acceptance must pay a $250 registration fee, due by May 1st, 2017.  After completion of the festival, Lake City String Academy reserves the right to charge additional fees in the event of damage or loss to any LCSA property.

There is no additional financial aid available from the Lake City String Academy.



All Lake City Arts Academy participants are required to be in attendance for the full duration of the Academy. Residency dates for the 2017 Lake City String Academy are:

Sunday, July 30th (arrive between 8AM and 5PM), and
Sunday, August 5th (depart by noon).

Late arrivals, early departures, and absences are not permitted. Participants must be available for study and performance every day during the Academy.



It's not only violin playing at the Lake City String Academy.  At the Academy, participants are involved in discussions and lessons that help one become a well-rounded musician and professional.   Daily private lessons and master classes with violinist Annie Chalex Boyle help develop repertoire and technique with a pedagogue who is also a performing artist.  Private lessons with Theorist/Composer John K. Boyle help to learn the background and historical aspects of their works.  Rehearsals with pianist Nataliya Sukhina provide the opportunity to rehearse with a world renowned professional collaborative artist.

7AM Hike/Yoga/Kayaking
9AM-11AM Private Practice/Lessons
12PM Local Outreach Performances in Lake City/Lunch
2PM Private Practice/Lessons
4PM Rest/Dinner
7PM Concerts/Master Classes/Violin Shop Talk