Frequently Asked Questions

 

How do I complete my registration for Songbook Academy Online?
Complete the next phase of registration through your Acceptd portal.

 

To access the form, login to Acceptd and click the yellow “Continue” button next to your Songbook application.  Please complete the Required Documents registration phase (due Friday, May 22) that will ask for some basic biographical info, medical, transportation and photo/video releases and more. Some of these questions were posed with a live program in mind - please feel free to put N/A in any fields that relate to transportation, medical or dietary information.

 

Once you submit this form, a Songbook staff member will approve you to move forward into the final payment section of our registration process.

 

What is the cost of Songbook Academy Online?

Tuition for this week-long virtual experience is $500.00 - a significant decrease from the live program fee of $900.00. This takes into account the elimination of housing, meal and transportation costs during our on-site program, but covers the educational offerings, artist fees and technology needs for Songbook Academy online. Please see information below about scholarship and financial aid opportunities.

 

When is my Songbook Academy tuition due?
Tuition is due in full no later than June 5, 2020.

When are the special virtual performances during Songbook Academy week?
Songbook Academy showcases will take place on Saturday, July 18 throughout the day. Time TBD.

What are the dates of Songbook Academy Online?
Classes are Monday through Friday from July 13 - 17. We will have a kick-off event on Sunday, July 12 and our final showcase performances on Saturday, July 18. Students will have a group info call and private vocal coaching session before the start of Songbook Academy week. Scheduling for these pre-week activities coming soon.

How many hours a day will students be online?
Four hours of daily instruction and one hour of optional social electives (20 hours total over the week-long program before optional activities and extra events/performances).
 
Can I do Songbook Academy Online this summer and re-enroll in the same in-person program for Summer 2021?
Accepted and enrolled students from Songbook Academy 2020 will not have the opportunity to defer their admission to Summer 2021. Songbook Academy Online programs do not result in a re-enrollment offer for a corresponding Summer 2021 program, however, all 2020 applicants will be offered a special application fee discount should they be eligible to re-apply during the 2021 audition process.

How will my financial aid package transfer to Songbook Academy Online from my Songbook Academy 2020 acceptance? How do I qualify for financial aid?
Songbook Academy tuition is greatly reduced from our in-person programs. Any student who participates in any federal or government free or reduced lunch programs is eligible for a full scholarship for Songbook Academy Online.

 

Due to the economic climate and these unprecedented circumstances, we will also accept and review requests from students who may not qualify for free or reduced lunch, but are still in need of financial aid to participate in the program. Please email songbookacademy@thesongbook.org if you are in need of financial aid. 

What are Songbook Academy Online social electives? Do I have to participate?
All students can participate in the optional social activities at the end of each day. A full schedule of social opportunities will be released soon. These activities are completely optional, but encouraged as an opportunity to connect with your peers virtually.
 
What are the dates for Songbook Academy 2021?
July 17-24, 2021.

Do I need to sign a new enrollment agreement for Songbook Academy Online?
Yes, you will need to sign a new enrollment agreement for Songbook Academy Online - as we have updated our code of conduct in line with this new virtual format.

Are Songbook Academy Online application fees refundable?
No, application fees are non-refundable. 

If I decline Songbook Academy online, will it impact my potential acceptance to next year's Songbook Academy?
Your decision to participate in this year's Songbook Academy Online will in no way impact your potential acceptance into next year's program.

 

However, please note that each application process is a fresh start for all applicants and returning alums. Just because you are accepted to the program one year, does not automatically mean that you will be accepted the following season. This is simply due to the fact that the talent represented in our applicant pool is increasingly competitive each year.

 

Should you decide to decline participation in Songbook Academy Online, please email songbookacademy@thesongbook.org by Monday, May 18th, so that offers can be made to students on our waitlist.

 

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