High School Application

Acceptance for high school student participation at KBHC is by qualifying application and is for students scheduled to graduate in 2022–2026. Enrollment is noncompetitive and first-come, first-served in order to enable a participant-to-faculty ratio of 4:1. This ensures that every participant has an unparalleled opportunity to improve their technique and musicianship. Students must be at least 14 years old as of June 11, 2022; presently in 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade; and currently studying horn privately on a regular basis.

For first-time high school applicants, the application includes a recording of your performance of repertoire of your choice, a short essay, and two recommendations. Your repertoire choices should demonstrate your artistic abilities.

For questions, please contact Peggy Moran, Executive Director (peggy@horncamp.org).

 

COVID-19 Notice

The safety and health of all participants is our highest priority. KBHC is requiring that all faculty, staff, and participants be fully vaccinated (as defined by the latest CDC guidelines) against COVID-19. Participants will need to provide proof of vaccination by May 15, 2022 or with their application if applying later than May 15. A picture or scan or your vaccination card or record can be sent to covid-vaccination@horncamp.org. In the summary line of your email, include your full name and “Vaccination Record.” Depending on circumstances and updated federal and state guidance, additional safety protocols may be added.

Tuition

COST: $2,295 per week

Participants may choose to attend one or two weeks. The first day of each week is an arrival day. The last day of each week is a departure day, allowing 6 full days of instruction each week. Multiweek participants have two free days between sessions. Extra days are $75 each. You may arrive a day early for either week and/or stay an extra day at the end of Week 1. Please note: There is no tuition discount if you choose not to stay at the White Mountain School.

See how to pay for KBHC.

Competitive Scholarships

Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis. For information regarding the scholarship application process, please click below.

Application Guide

For All High School Participants

For Returning High School Participants

See the instructions for submitting a playing assessment.

For First-Time High School Participants

1. Video Performance

If you are a first-time high school applicant and are applying for a scholarship, you do not need to submit multiple videos. You may submit only the scholarship application video.

If you are a first-time high school applicants and do not plan to apply for a scholarship, you must submit a video performance of up to three minutes in length. You may include any repertoire you wish. Please select repertoire that you feel best represents your artistic abilities. You may excerpt from recordings of solo recitals if you wish. Accompaniment is acceptable but not required.

Once recorded, submit your performance by uploading it to YouTube as an unlisted video, and e-mail the link to applications@horncamp.org. Please include your first and last name in the subject line of the e-mail in addition to the words, “KBHC High School Video Performance.” 

2. Essay

Submit a short essay, 500 to 600 words in length, on the following subject:

Why I Wish to Participate at KBHC in 2022

Send your essay to applications@horncamp.org. Please include your first and last name in the subject line of the e-mail in addition to the words, “KBHC Application Essay.”

3. Private Teacher Recommendation

Send the recommendation form link to your private horn teacher and ask them to fill it out and submit it. 

If you are a first-time high school applicant and are applying for a scholarship, your private teacher only needs to fill out one recommendation. 

4. Second Recommendation

Send the recommendation form link to another musician who knows you or your work well, such as:

  • A school band or orchestra director
  • A youth orchestra conductor or section coach
  • A second instrument private teacher
  • An all-state conductor, or section coach

If you are a first-time high school applicant and are applying for a scholarship, your second recommender only needs to fill out one recommendation.