Coronavirus Update

Techne Music continues to monitor the Coronavirus situation, which changes daily. We are well aware that it is difficult to plan ahead with so much uncertainty. With this in mind, Techne is implementing the following two policies for 2020:

  1. All application fees are being waived. If you already paid an application fee, you will receive a refund.
  2. No tuition or housing payment will be due until the first day of the festival (June 13, 2020)


We realize that for many of you, travel plans still need to be made if you are coming from a long distance. With so much uncertainty, we recommend not purchasing any airfare until after April 15th, and to contact Techne at before purchasing.

Techne wishes all of you safety and good health as we continue to face this issue together.

Timothy Schwarz, Director of Techne Music Festival


All auditions are now done by video.

Applications for enrollment in the 2020 Techne Music Festival are now being accepted. All students must complete the application at the bottom of this page. Application deadline has been extended to April 15, 2020.

Audition Material for Individual Students:

  1. Two contrasting works
  2. Two three-octave scales; one slurred (8 notes per bow) and one spiccato.


Auditions for Pre-Formed Ensembles:

  1. Two contrasting movements for the ensemble you auditioning as. Acceptable pre-formed ensembles include string and piano trios, quartets, and quintets.

Student Application

Thank you for your interest in the Techne Music Festival.
To apply, please complete the application below. Note that fields marked with a * are required.

Applicant's First Name: *

Applicant's Last Name: *

Name of Parent or Guardian if under 18:

Email Address: *

Cell Phone: *

Address: *

City: *

State: *

Zip Code: *

Instrument: *

Current School: *

Current Private Teacher:

Would you require housing? *

Audition repertoire: *

Audition YouTube link:

I allow any photos of me taken during the Techne Music Festival to be used on the Techne Website, Techne Facebook page, or in Constant Contact emails. *