2019 program still has space available.


2019 ICI Festival
July 13-August 3 2019



Please prepare a recorded audition, including two contrasting movements of unaccompanied Bach, an etude by Duport, Popper or Piatti and the exposition of a standard cello concerto.

You may submit recordings via YouTube links.

Application Fees & Dates

  • Tuition, Room & Board: $3800

  • Tuition Deposit: $500 – Due May 15, 2019. This deposit holds your spot, is applied towards tuition but is non-refundable if you do not attend our program.

Cancellation Policy-The Tuition deposit of $500 is non-refundable for students that do not attend ICI.

  • Half of tuition will be forfeit for cancellations less than 3 weeks prior to arrival.

  • 100% of tuition will be forfeit for cancellations less than 2 weeks prior to arrival.

  • Tuition is non-refundable for students that withdraw after arrival. 

TUITION INCLUDES:  room and board, masterclasses, lectures, lessons, concerts, pianist fees, social events, and transportation to and from offsite concerts and events.

Costs not included: Personal and miscellaneous expenses, plane tickets, transportation to and from airport or bus station, visa or passport application fees, overweight baggage charges, and expenses related to healthcare.

Forms of Accepted Payment:

Personal Check or Cashiers Check (made out to International Cello Institute)
PayPal or Credit Card, Note* (4% processing fee is associated with credit card payment)

Please mail checks to:
International Cello Institute
14 Bridge Square, PO Box 844
Northfield, MN 55057


Scholarship Information

Full and partial scholarships are need-based and awarded at the discretion of the audition panel. We recognize the need for financial assistance and do everything we can to raise funds for scholarships for our students. We encourage you to contact local arts organizations/musicians unions in search of additional funding.  Donations and inquiries should be sent to internationalcelloinstitute@gmail.com. Checks can be made out to International Cello Institute and mailed to:

International Cello Institute
PO Box 844
Northfield, MN 55057



We are currently seeking sponsors. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please visit our SUPPORT link or contact our director Anna Clift, internationalcelloinstitute@gmail.com for more details.


Students will receive notification of acceptance to our program on a rolling basis. We will not consider any applications without a recording. When ICI is enrolled to capacity, students will be notified of their position on the wait list. A $500 non-refundable deposit is due by May 15th, 2019 with the balance of the camp cost due by June 1, 2019.

We look forward to hearing from you! Email to: internationalcelloinstitute@gmail.com

Email to: internationalcelloinstitute@gmail.com
Snail Mail to: International Cello Institute
Executive Director, Anna Clift
14 Bridge Square, P O Box 844
Northfield, MN 55057