Application Information

Tuition/Fees        June 9 - June 27, 2014
Tuition                                                                                                            $900.00
Upon notification of acceptance a $250 tuition deposit is required to hold your place and is due by May 1. This deposit will be applied to the total cost of tuition. (Deposits are non refundable.)  
To Apply:

Please complete the application form, audition recording, $50.00 (U.S.) non-refundable application deposit to the address given below. Please make checks payable to Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Palm BeachAtlanticUniversity

School of Music and Fine Arts

Stringendo School For Strings

P.O. Box 24708

West Palm BeachFlorida33416  ,

Attn. Patrick Clifford


Please contact the Palm Beach Atlantic University Preparatory Department office at 561/803-2407, or write to the address provided if additional brochures are needed.


Audition Requirements

To Audition:

Applicants must audition by DVD or YouTube regardless of whether they have previously attended Stringendo School For Strings.  Identify your DVD by writing your name, age, instrument and the works performed on the label.  You may also upload your video to YouTube and e-mail the link to:

Junior Division - ages 5 - 6
No audition required.
Junior Division - ages 7 - 12
Repertoire should include a short piece, an etude from Wohlfahrt, Sitt Dont or Kreutaer, and a major and minor 2 or 3 octave scale and arpeggio.
Senior Division - Ages 13 - 18
Repertoire should include an etude from Kruetzer, Rode, Gavinies, Dont or Paganini,  a movement from a standard concerto and a movement of a solo Bach Sonata, Partita or Suite. A movement of an unaccompanied work of comparable technical difficulty may be substituted for solo Bach.

Application Timeline

April 15, 2014:    

Deadline for receipt of application materials.  Applications submitted after April 15 will be considered if there is space available.   

April 20, 2014: Acceptance letters sent via email.

Please contact the Admissions Office if you have not received your letter by April 20th.

May 1, 2014: $250 Tuition Reservation Deposit Due:

Deposits must be received (not postmarked) in the Admissions Office by this date. Arrival of the deposit after the May 1st deadline may result in the loss of your reservation and placement on the wait list. This deposit will be applied to the total cost of tuition. Deposits are non refundable.  Students withdrawing for any reason once the session is in progress will not be eligible for a refund.

June 2, 2014: Balance of account must be paid in full.
Arrival of the final tuition payment after the June 3rd deadline will result in loss of your reservation.