Dear Music Student:

We hope you are making plans to attend this year’s Festival. You will want to be in Red Lodge for all the fun of the 2024 Red Lodge Music Festival. Last year’s Festival was a great success, and this year promises more of the same.

Dates for this year will be JUNE 1-9, 2024.

If you have just finished the seventh grade, are just graduating from high school, or are somewhere in between, you may attend the 59th Annual Red Lodge Music Festival this summer. And when you come to Red Lodge June 1-9, 2024, you will experience a unique blend of music performance and fun. Get your new registration brochure here.

With the backdrop of the stunning Beartooth Mountains, you will enjoy ball games, talent shows, and other recreational activities. Most of all, you will be involved in musical performances in chamber music and larger groups such as wind ensembles, jazz ensembles, and orchestras. Your teachers will be talented performers from universities, colleges, and symphony orchestras from across the nation. They are selected for their ability to share with you their musical skills which you will hear in five evening recitals. Year after year, students leave the Festival praising the faculty. Be sure to look at our faculty list page.

Something very special happens as the week progresses and you get together with students and faculty to make music. You will make friends with students and faculty from Montana and other states and develop greater skills in music performance. Your nine days at the Red Lodge Festival will be an experience you will cherish as a happy memory.

If you want to learn to play great music from professional musicians while staying in a scenic wonderland just an hour from Yellowstone Park, come to Red Lodge Music Festival this summer. Come to Music in the Mountains!

2024 Brochure (pdf)

Tuition: The fees for attending this year’s Festival are listed below. The fee includes board and room, tuition, and a colorful Festival t-shirt. If you send your full payment postmarked by April 22, 2024 or pay in full online by April 22; you will receive the EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT of $20 (on-campus only).

If not paid in full when registering, a room reservation deposit of $50 and non-refundable registration fee of $20 are to be paid by May 20, 2024. if a reservation is canceled after May 20, the $50 room reservation deposit cannot be refunded. No refunds given after student has begun camp.

Early Bird Discount Total – $629 (postmarked or paid online by April 22) You save $20.
On Campus Full Tuition – $649 (postmarked or paid after April 22)
Off Campus Full Tuition – $520
Honor String Ensemble Application Fee – $50 (due February 26, 2024)

Financial aid based on need is available. Contact Lynn Jensen, 3501 Briarwood Blvd., Billings, MT 59101; (406) 256-5210 for financial aid information.

Covid-19 Safety Guidelines

Masking policies and other COVID-19 mitigation strategies will be finalized closer to June 2024 and will be published here.

To decrease the likelihood of more variants that cause COVID-19, the CDC recommends:

  • * people get vaccinated and boosted.
  • * people who are feeling flu-like symptoms stay home and get tested if COVID-19 symptoms develop.
  • * when able, physically distance from others not in your group.
  • * wash your hands or use hand sanitizer provided.

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