Applications for the 2015 Festival will be available in November 2014 and due in January 2015, exact dates TBA. 

To preview the work sample requirements for the 2015 application, please click here.

Here are some words from past participants. These articles/blogs will give you an 'insider's" perspective on the Festival.

"A sandbox of sounds" by Zach Herchen, sax 

"utopia"  by Doug Machiz, cello 

Bang on a Can Summer Festival blog by Meerenai Shim, flute 

Bang on a Can Summer Festival blog by Olivia Shortt, sax 

The 2015 Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA will be from July 13- August 2, 2015. We welcome applicants from all over the globe who are at least 21 years old as of July 13, 2015. Performance applicants, please note that we encourage a diversity of instruments, and we include the voice as an instrument (singers are welcome to apply). You do not have to play an instrument included on our faculty to attend the program.

A forty dollar ($40 USD) non-refundable application fee is required.

All applicants will be notified of the decisions in early March.

The tuition fee for the 2014 Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival was one thousand nine hundred and fifty dollars ($1,950 USD), Tuition fee for 2015 is not set yet. Tuition fee includes room and board. A non-refundable deposit of $500 is due within two weeks upon acceptance to the program. Payment in full is due in June.

Room and Board (included in tuition fee) -- Accommodations for the Festival are provided by MASS MoCA within walking distance to the museum. Accommodations are double occupancy.

Lunch and dinner are provided Mon-Fri. Participants are responsible for all other meals. There are several local inexpensive eateries near the museum.

All participants are responsible for transportation to and from MASS MoCA. Information about transportation will be provided.

We recommend you read the daily schedule webpage so you can learn more about life at the festival.

Read testimonials from alumni.

See our recent features on NewMusicBox and on PBS' NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and gallery recitals on the Bang on a Can YouTube channel.

See us on PBS Digital's "The Arts Assignment" in a segment called "Find your band" here.