Jul. 28— Aug. 4, 2024

Photo by Eric Feliciano

Participant Application 2024

The program takes place in Port Orford, Oregon. We have space for up to four chamber ensembles. Students need to arrive SUNDAYJuly 28th (if flying, before 3:00 in Eugene) and depart MONDAY August 5th (no earlier than 11:00 am out of Eugene). Ensemble may be comprised of college or high school age students (age 14 and up). Students will be housed at the oceanfront Castaway Motel. Apply as an individual or a pre-formed ensemble. See instructions below when applying as a pre-formed ensemble, only one member need pay the application fee. The cost is $1350. Discounts if paid by check. Scholarship is available.

APPLICATION FEES (non-refundable)

$20 Early bird individual applications submitted before April 1st, at 5:00 pm (PT)

$20 Early bird pre-formed ensembles submitted before April 1st, at 5:00 pm (PT)

$40 Individual Applications received between April 1st 5:00 pm and May 1st, at 5:00 pm (PT).

$40 Pre-formed Ensembles Applications received between April 1st 5:00 pm and May 1st, at 5:00 pm (PT).

Redfish has rolling admissions. As groups are formed and students are accepted, we will fill all available slots until they are gone. You will be notified by May 30th at the absolute latest if your application was accepted, but possibly earlier.

Full cost for participation, all room board and instruction fees, $1350 per person. Some scholarship is available.  If cost is a barrier, please contact admin@redfishmusicfestival.com with request.

Follow the steps below to complete your application

Step 1

Pay the application fee using the PayPal button below.

Step 2

Record your audition video. The video should consist of two selections (at least 5 minutes each) of your choice demonstrating your strengths as a player. Next, click on the pdf for your instrument and prepare the short excerpt as part of your video. If you apply as a pre-formed ensemble, you only need to provide a one video of your ensemble playing. You will not need to record the excerpts. Those who have previously attended need not include this step.




Once you have recorded your video, post it to a media platform such as YouTube. It can be a private video. Make sure the video you post has your full name or group name listed. Once you post your video, write down the link to your file, you will need it to put into our application in the final step.

Step 3

Step 4

A letter of recommendation is required. Your recommender may send it directly. Email is preferred. If your recommender provides you with a letter, you may send it as an attachment.  Those who have previously attended need not include this step.

Send letter of recommendation to:


Step 5

Fill out the application. Click the button below. Applications are due May 1st, at 5:00 pm (PST). Remember to have your audition video upload link ready. Copy and paste the link into the appropriate question on the application.


Step 5

If you are accepted, a deposit of half tuition is due June 15th to hold your place in the festival. Refer to your acceptance letter for specifics. ($50.00 discount offered for checks mailed to the address below —$1300 full tuition, deposit amount: $650)

Redfish Music Festival,

Fritz Gearhart, Music Director

P.O. Box 830, Port Orford, OR 97465.

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Don’t have a check? You can pay through the PayPal button below. Full tuition amount without check discount is $1350, deposit of half by June 15th is $675

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