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Junior Artists

Igniting the Creative Spark (ages 9–13)

Junior Artists workshops provide life-changing experiences for middle school-aged kids eager to unleash their creative spirits. Junior Artists learn and explore in a positive environment and develop their individual creative expressions. Students will immerse themselves in art while professional artist-instructors guide their intensive, hands-on experiences. The low student-to-teacher ratio – 9:1 or better — ensures individual attention and support. Junior Artists will find meaningful inspiration and new ways to tap their limitless creative possibilities.

Children’s Center

Inspiring Art in Children (ages 5–8)

Children’s Center offerings provide a nurturing environment for children to explore creativity and performance. Professional artist-educators spark students to discover the joy of self-expression. The Children’s Center faculty provide technical instruction balanced with strong encouragement and inspiration.

If you have any questions or need assistance please call 1.951.468.7265 or email summer@idyllwildarts.org

FAQ’s

Register and make payments online at www.idyllwildarts.org/register. We accept VISA, American Express, Discover or MasterCard. Completed applications must include the $50 application fee and the per-course deposit to ensure placement. The deposit is applied toward tuition. If you are applying for financial aid, we encourage you to register early. If you cannot afford to pay the deposit, you can choose “Pay by Check” and your application will remain in Applied status. Your enrollment will not be confirmed until a scholarship is awarded or a deposit is paid. Scholarship applications in applied status will still be required to pay the $50 application fee.

Enrollment status is confirmed upon payment of application fee and deposit. Enrollment (class placement) is not guaranteed until the balance is paid in full. Auditioned workshops also require acceptance before enrollment is confirmed. 

The complete balance is due at least 30 days before class begins; a $100 late fee will be assessed to past due accounts.

Click here for the updated Summer 2022 Enrollment Agreement.

Below is a breakdown of our Teen & Kids Program costs based on the length of the program. 

PROGRAM  **APPLICATION FEE HEALTH & SAFETY FEE LAB FEES RESIDENT TUITION 2022 DAY TUITION 2022
Multi-Arts $50 per Summer Season $30 $30 NA $410
1 week* $75 Varies per program $1,680 $990
2 weeks* $150 $3,380 $1,980
4 weeks* $300 $5,800 $2,990

*Pricing for Teens & Kids Programs for ages 9 – 18.   

**Application Fee:
There is a nonrefundable $50 application fee. Only one application fee is charged per summer season, per person. If you enroll in more than one program, you will not be charged a second application fee.   

Health & Safety Fee:
The Health and Safety Fee is $75 per week. Idyllwild Arts has a professional Health Care center on site and trained staff are available 24 hours per day.

Lab Fees:
Lab Fees cover the materials and supplies necessary for each student to participate in the program. The Lab Fee varies from program to program based on the amount of materials and supplies provided to the students. Please see the course description for the cost per program. You may still need to purchase and bring additional materials not covered by this fee for your program.

Residential tuition covers all meals, housing, and the intensive or workshop, program instruction, concerts, student performances, student life, private instruction, and art showings. Residential options are only available to students who are at least 10 years of age at the time of the program.

Day tuition covers lunch, intensive or workshop, program instruction, concerts, student performances, student life, private instruction, and art showings.

The current health crisis is ever-changing and best practices for safety are constantly evolving. At this time, we anticipate the following processes to help keep students safe. Guidance from state and local authorities will determine actual policies in Summer 2022. 

We ask that students start exercising increased precautions (stay at home as much as possible, wear masks in public spaces, increased hygiene practices) two weeks before arriving on campus, and to continue to exercise as many precautions as possible while traveling to Idyllwild. Other safety regulations include:

  • Requiring students to provide COVID test results before arrival to campus. 
  • Holding smaller classes in well ventilated or outdoor spaces. 
  • Only two students per dorm room.
  • Staggering Dining Hall meal times to accommodate smaller groups of students at a time. 
  • Daily Health Symptom screenings.
  • Social distancing rules and wearing masks at all times on campus.

Students who do not follow all health and safety guidelines will be subject to school discipline, up to and including being immediately dismissed from the program and sent home.

Due to the increased cost of running programs during the pandemic, we will not be offering marketing-based discounts. The Honor Ensemble Discount will still be available – more details coming soon. Scholarships are still available based on financial need.

Click here to learn more about scholarships for kids and teens. Updated information about scholarships for adult students is coming soon.

Click here to see the “What to Bring” list for kids programs.

Yes, Idyllwild Arts offers Airport pickup and drop off. Click here for more information on Airport Pickup and Drop costs and General Travel Guidelines.

Click here for our Teen Programs FAQ, which has even more common questions and information about Summer 2022.

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I have come away with a very beautiful Beaded Cuff and a very memorable experience. The real perk — taking the classes with my two granddaughters, 14- and 16-years-old.”

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"I love Idyllwild’s diversity of the attendees and the amazing faculty that worked with us. I will always remember the speakers and role models brought to us during the 21st Century Musician as part of the online Orchestra & Concert Band Program."


Andrew Dela Peña
Student

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Andrew Dela Peña
Student

"I love Idyllwild’s diversity of the attendees and the amazing faculty that worked with us. I will always remember the speakers and role models brought to us during the 21st Century Musician as part of the online Orchestra & Concert Band Program."

Parent, Summer 2020

“My son absolutely loved your online Children’s Theatre Workshop. He said he could do this camp forever.”


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Summer 2020

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Parent
Summer 2020

“My son absolutely loved your online Children’s Theatre Workshop. He said he could do this camp forever.”

Karen Louis, Director of Neighborhood Music School

“Idyllwild Arts offers challenging and unique opportunities, providing diverse, structured and innovative conservatory Summer & Auxiliary Programs online. Our students are excited and able to articulate a deeper artistry in their individual work, as well as a confidence in their performance. Thank you for connecting your artistic home with ours!”


Karen Louis
Director of Neighborhood Music School

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Karen Louis
Director of Neighborhood Music School

“Idyllwild Arts offers challenging and unique opportunities, providing diverse, structured and innovative conservatory Summer & Auxiliary Programs online. Our students are excited and able to articulate a deeper artistry in their individual work, as well as a confidence in their performance. Thank you for connecting your artistic home with ours!”

Parent, Summer 2020

“Megan is really enjoying the Songwriting Workshop. She loved it so much that she enrolled in the Vocal & Choral Performance Workshop next week!"


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Summer 2020

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Parent
Summer 2020

“Megan is really enjoying the Songwriting Workshop. She loved it so much that she enrolled in the Vocal & Choral Performance Workshop next week!"

Parent, Summer 2020

"My daughter is loving Songwriting so much that she is enrolling in the second week for the Advanced Songwriting Workshop.She’s loving it!"


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Summer 2020

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Parent
Summer 2020

"My daughter is loving Songwriting so much that she is enrolling in the second week for the Advanced Songwriting Workshop.She’s loving it!"

Carolyn Watson, parent

“Thank you for giving my son, Richard, this wonderful online program! It has enhances his opportunities for college programs. Thank you to Idyllwild Arts!”


Carolyn Watson
Parent

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Carolyn Watson
Parent

“Thank you for giving my son, Richard, this wonderful online program! It has enhances his opportunities for college programs. Thank you to Idyllwild Arts!”

Catherine Sustana Chorpita, parent

"Thank you to the entire faculty and staff of Jazz in the Pines Student Workshop for keeping the spirit of Idyllwild alive. Our family isn't comparing this online year to what "should" have been; we're comparing it to what the summer would have been like without any Idyllwild at all.This has been amazing. 2020 has demanded unprecedented improvisation from all of us. Who is better suited to this moment than a bunch of jazz musicians?"


Catherine Sustana Chorpita
Parent

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Catherine Sustana Chorpita
Parent

"Thank you to the entire faculty and staff of Jazz in the Pines Student Workshop for keeping the spirit of Idyllwild alive. Our family isn't comparing this online year to what "should" have been; we're comparing it to what the summer would have been like without any Idyllwild at all.This has been amazing. 2020 has demanded unprecedented improvisation from all of us. Who is better suited to this moment than a bunch of jazz musicians?"

Gracie Modean, Songwriting student

"I have learned how to strengthen my techniques, and how to add different chords to a song to spice it up. The supportive atmosphere makes me feel so safe and free to express myself without being judged.It doesn't matter what level of songwriter you are."


Gracie Modean
Songwriting student

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Gracie Modean
Songwriting student

"I have learned how to strengthen my techniques, and how to add different chords to a song to spice it up. The supportive atmosphere makes me feel so safe and free to express myself without being judged.It doesn't matter what level of songwriter you are."

Andrew Dela Peña, student

"From technical skills with my instrument in masterclasses to the leadership skills I learned in the 21st Century class, I will use everything I learned this summer to make a positive impact on the world! Thank you so much for the online Orchestra & Concert Band Program. I hope to come back again!"


Andrew Dela Peña
Student

Idyllwild Arts
2020-09-11T15:00:33+00:00

Andrew Dela Peña
Student

"From technical skills with my instrument in masterclasses to the leadership skills I learned in the 21st Century class, I will use everything I learned this summer to make a positive impact on the world! Thank you so much for the online Orchestra & Concert Band Program. I hope to come back again!"
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Idyllwild Arts Land Acknowledgement

Idyllwild Arts respectfully acknowledges the Qawishpa Cahuillangnah (also known as Cahuilla Band of Indians) and all nine sovereign Bands of Cahuilla people who have stewarded this land throughout the generations and continue to steward this land for all future generations.

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