SFTS 2020 General Information

July 28-31, 2020
Hosted by Immaculate Heart Retreat Center
2 Ways to Attend
  • The Participant Class is open to a limited number of 12 professionals and/or college students (9 tenors, 3 basses). As a Participant, you will work closely and personally with SFTS Faculty in masterclasses, quartet and section coachings and sit-ins, and perform on the final concert in the SFTS Trombone Choir. You must be 18 years of age or older to apply. 

  • As an Auditor, you will be able to attend all masterclasses and performances. You will also have the opportunity to participate in our daily morning warm-ups, panel discussions, and rehearse and perform in the SFTS Trombone Choir on the final concert. While auditors have no age limit, we ask that students under 18 years of age be accompanied by an adult over the age of 21.

Important Dates and Deadlines
  • Audition Repertoire Announcement: November 1st, 2019

  • Early-Application Deadline: March 1st, 2020 ($30 Application Fee waved)

  • Application Deadline: April 1st, 2020

  • Participant Announcement: April 15th, 2020

  • 2020 Summit Dates: July 28-31, 2020


Tuition* rates are as follows:

  • Participant: $600*

  • Auditor: $75/day or $250 for all 4 days

Participant Non-refundable Application Fee: $30

Tuition rates include the cost of ALL SFTS events, including concerts, masterclasses, coachings, etc.


Housing** is available on campus at the Immaculate Heart Retreat Center for Participants. 

Housing is $50/night. Housing includes a twin bed with linens provided in a shared accommodation with private bath. Meals are NOT included in this price.

On-campus housing is not required for Participants but is highly encouraged. If you plan to live off-campus, please note that Santa Fe does not have an extensive public transportation network.

Please Note the Following:

* A non-refundable tuition deposit of $150 is due on May 15th. Failure to make this payment on time may result in the applicant's spot being forfeited and offered to another candidate. Tuition must be paid in full by June 15th. Should you need to withdraw from SFTS, you will be refunded 50% of tuition if you withdraw 30 days or more in advance. If you withdraw less than 30 days in advance you will not be refunded.

** Dorm rooms are reserved for Participants first. Should some decline to live on campus, dorm rooms may become available for Auditors. Please inquire via email if you are an Auditor that would prefer to live on campus. There are also several nearby hotels in Santa Fe as well as many AirBnB's available during the summer. As Santa Fe is a major tourist destination during the summer, we recommend you book as early as possible.