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Deadlines, Fees and Discounts

Register early to take advantage of early registration discounts!

  • Early Registration: Register before midnight on April 15, 2021
  • Standard Registration: Register before midnight May 15, 2021
  • Late Registration:  Ends at midnight on June 1, 2021

Note, students who are waiting for SAA approval of an audition in order to meet the prerequisites for a Book 1 course should register to hold their seat.  If for any reason the audition is not approved, they will receive a full tuition refund.



SAGWA members are entitled to discounts on selected courses.  Membership carries additional benefits such as access to scholarships, discounts on tickets for music events, music shop purchases and instrument repairs as well as participation in SAGWA sponsored events. If you are not already a SAGWA member, you may purchase a teacher or family membership when you register for GWSI. More information on SAGWA memberships can be found at SAGWA Memberships.


Select a category to see the 2021 GWSI tuition fees.

Non SAGWA members use code SAVE50 to save $50 if you register by April 15, 2021

SAGWA members use code SAGWA100 to save $100 if you register by April 15, 2021

Pre-Twinkle Single Child: $395
Pre-Twinkle Sibling*: $385

Prelude Program Single Child: $445
Prelude Program Sibling*: $435

Vivace Program Single Child: $470
Vivace Program Sibling*: $460

Artist Program Single Child: $495
Artist Program Sibling*: $485

*Sibling prices are available to families registering more than one student per household

Course Fees

Foundation Course (ECC) $150 David Strom
Violin Book 1 Course $750 Ronda Cole
Cello Book 1 Course  $750 Dr. Shu-Yi Scott
Violin Book 2 Course $500 Ann Montzka Smelser
Cello Book 2 Course $500 Alice Vierra
Violin Book 3 Course $500 David Strom

Every Child Can with David Strom: $150

Enrichment Course with Dr. Terry Durbin: $275

Enrichment Course with Charles Krigbaum – “Preparing for Kreutzer/Preparing for Carl Flesch”: $275

Enrichment Course with Dr. Shu-Yi Scott – “Zoom in on Group: Strategies for Online or In-Person Group Teaching”: $150

Refund Policy

A $50 cancelation fee will be charged per attendee for cancelations before May 15. All other fees are refundable by written request up until May 15, 2021. No refunds will be made after May 15. All refund requests must be submitted prior to May 15.

Financial Aid Scholarships

Mark your calendar and apply early for a GWSI 2021 scholarship.

GWSI Scholarships for Teachers and Students
GWSI makes a limited number of partial scholarships available to promising teachers and students who are attending GWSI for the first time and demonstrate significant financial need. Applications should be mailed to by April 1, 2021.  Use one of the following links to download a GWSI scholarship application:

SAGWA Institute Scholarships
SAGWA members can apply for an Institute Scholarship which provides tuition-based assistance for the  GWSI Teacher Development and Student Programs. Applications are due by April 15, 2021. Apply through the SAGWA website at SAGWA Scholarships.

SAA Teacher Development Scholarship
The SAA offers Teacher Development Scholarships that provide tuition assistance for Unit Courses such as those offered for Violin and Cello at the 2021 GWSI event.  Applications are due by February 1, 2021 . Apply through the SAA website at SAA Teacher Development Scholarships.