Fees & Application
Print out the application, and mail it to:
UPMW Fiddle Retreat
PO Box 1474
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
A weekend tuition fee of $180 covers all program events including the evening concert, sessions and 8 hours of instruction in classes and workshops. Partial weekend tuition options are also available. For partial weekend fees, see the application form.
Early Bird Discount for Students attending workshops!
Full weekend $180, or $150 before 12/1
Saturday only $110, or $90 before 12/1
Tuition Scholarship Opportunities
Two $100 scholarships are available to advanced students who are willing to come early and perform in a school, hospital or nursing home to expand the reach of the festival.
Housing Scholarship Opportunities
We have a few housing scholarships available in the homes of local residents who are friends of the festival. Scholars work several hours during the festival in the areas of registration, room set up and clean up, concert box office and fest store. No classes need be missed.
Please call or email the festival by December 1 if you are interested in one of these scholarships.
If you cancel before December 1, we can refund all but your deposit. After January 1, tuition is non-refundable.
Students canceling after December 15 due to unavoidable circumstances may send written documentation of their reason for canceling and request a partial refund. Phone cancellations must be followed by written notice of cancellation. These requests will be considered following the end of the program.
If our entire program is cancelled due to extreme weather conditions, your entire tuition will be refunded.
If we run a program, there will be no refunds available for those who don’t come.