The application period is now closed.

Applications were due March 1st.

How to Apply




  • Performance Program (pianists) : $800
  • Performance Program (vocalists and non-piano instrumentalists) : $700
  • New Works Program: $900
  • Electronic Workshop: $700
  • Auditors (access to all programs): $350

Auditors do not need to fill out an application form; they must register using the link (see “Auditor Requirements” above).

2021 Refund Policy

Tuition is due in full from accepted Fellows on April 1, 2021. After this date, any requests for refunds will be honored on the following schedule. Application fees are non-refundable. 

April 2 – April 15: 75% tuition refund
April 16 – April 30: 50% tuition refund
May 1 – May 15: 25% tuition refund
After May 16: no refund

Applicants will be notified of their acceptance via the email address provided during the application process. Those not accepted as active participants are encouraged to enroll as auditors.

SICPP 2021 Application Requirements

Please submit supplemental materials as part of your application, as indicated. 

After submitting, you will be directed to New England Conservatory’s website to pay the required $50 application fee. Your application will not be considered complete until payment has been submitted.

Review of applicants will begin immediately after the application deadline.

If you have further questions after reading all of the information here, please email nec.sicpp(at)gmail(dot)com with any questions.

Performance Program

  • CV or resume
  • Recordings (if possible)
    • 1 contemporary selection
    • 1 standard repertoire
  • Letter of recommendation (optional, but strongly suggested)
  • A list of any prospective chamber works you are interested in working on during SICPP (optional)
  • Solo, unaccompanied repertoire that you would like to present online during the week of SICPP 2021, either live or pre-recorded.

New Works Program

Note: We recognize that due to Covid-19, applicants may not have had opportunities to have recent works recorded. We encourage the submission of any pieces and recordings that best reflect the applicant, and will also accept MIDI realizations and scores alone. Upon acceptance, New Works Fellows will compose a new piece for web-based performance during SICPP 2021.

  • Bio or artist’s statement
  • At least one, but up to three (3) works representative of the applicant
    • Works may be scored for any instrumentation or ensemble and may include electronics
    • Recordings of performances of submitted works are optional but strongly suggested when possible
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)

Electronics Workshop

  • Bio or artist’s statement
  • A specific proposal for a project/piece you would like to focus on throughout the week, suitable for web-based presentation. Examples include fixed media compositions, live electronics with or without an instrument or voice, multimedia works, interactive online environments/installations, and telematic performances.
  • Work samples such as video, audio, scores, etc. (optional)
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)

Auditor Requirements

Any individual over the age of 18 is welcome to audit SICPP – no application is necessary. Registered auditors will have unlimited observer access to content in all programs, including concerts, open rehearsals, New Works colloquia and seminars, Electronic Workshop colloquia and seminars, masterclasses given by SICPP faculty and guest artists, lectures, Q&A panels, networking, and social events. Please note that auditors may not observe private lessons in any program or certain closed rehearsals.

To register as a SICPP 2021 auditor, click here!

Submitting a Recommendation Letter

  • Recommendation letters should be emailed to as an attachment. (Do not include the letter in the body of the email.)
  • Letter should be in one of the following formats:
    • PDF
    • Word document (*.doc or *.docx)
    • Google Doc.
  • Email subject line: SICPP 2020 Recommendation for [student first and last names]