Answers to our most commonly asked questions about Summer School Residential Camp

I’ve missed the application closing date, can I still apply?
Yes, we can still accept late applications for some ensembles. If there isn’t a position available for you we can put you on our waiting list and be in contact should a position become available. Please call or email our office to find out more – (03) 9376 8988 (Tuesday to Friday) or

Do I need to apply for Summer School and the Summer School Residential Camp separately?
No, there is only one application form for both the Summer School and the Summer School Residential Camp, just make sure to acknowledge that you would also like to attend Summer School Residential Camp where it asks at the beginning of the application form.

If I don’t get into Summer School Residential Camp, can I still attend Summer School?
If we’re not able to offer you a place at Summer School Residential Camp, we will still be offering you a position in Summer School. However, please contact us as we may be able to help with alternative accommodation options. If you do not wish to be considered for Summer School alone, please advise us via email (

What sort of information do I need to provide for my Summer School Residential Camp application?
We ask you to provide brief details on the musical opportunities available in your area and your involvement in these over the past three years; also, how you believe attending Summer School Residential Camp will benefit you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the MYO office – (03) 9376 8988 (Tuesday to Friday) or

Where is Residential Camp located?
Residential Camp is located at Urban Camp in Parkville. Participants will be provided accomodation to and from the venue each day during the week. Participants must source their own travel arrangements to the first meeting point at the venue on Sunday 8th January and from Melbourne Recital Centre on Saturday 14th January.

How much will Residential Camp cost?
We anticipate that the Residential Camp component of the program will cost approximately $650 which is inclusive of accommodation, meals and activities.

When will I need to pay for my Residential Camp fee?
The Residential Camp fee will be taken after allocations have been released in September. Your position in the residential camp will not be finalised until payment has been made.

How many staff will be facilitating the Residential Camp?
This camp operates with a minimum 1 staff member to every 10 students (for instance 25 participants would be accompanied by 3 staff members). Residential camp support staff will be available throughout the entire week to support the needs of participants. All staff hold a Working With Children Check accreditation.

How are students accommodated?
Participants will be allocated into dorm rooms (of 3-4 people)  based on identifying gender and age. Please contact the MYO office by emailing or call (03) 9376 8988 (Tuesday to Friday) should you have any concerns.


If you have any questions regarding Summer School, please see our Summer School FAQs page. If you are still unable to find an answer to your question, please contact the MYO office by emailing or call (03) 9376 8988 (Tuesday to Friday).