Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this Music Festival for?

Students who are in 9th-12th grades.

Is there a charge for participating?


Where will I stay?

Due to Covid-19, minimal on-campus housing is available. The university enrollment department will help all accepted participants with arranging accommodations.

What do I wear?

For the performances, ladies need to wear a black dress and guys wear black pants and a jacket with a white dress shirt. If no black jacket, then wear a black dress shirt. During rehearsal, regular school attire.

I applied, but haven't heard whether I have been accepted or not.

The director of the ensemble you applied for will let you know whether you're accepted.

Individual participant's information:

Housing for individuals' families: Because this is a large event, Southwestern will not be able to provide housing for participants' family members. Local hotels within 7-10 miles: Alvarado – Comfort Inn and Suites, Burleson – LaQuinta, and Cleburne – Liberty Hotel have reasonable rates with the university.

Meals for participants' families: Meals are only provided for festival participants. Family members may purchase meals at the on-campus cafeteria.

Meyerson Tickets for teachers and chaperones: All registered teachers and chaperones will be provided with a ticket to the festival concert. For all others, tickets may be purchased online through our website or at the door.

Transportation: Our Campus Services office will arrange transportation for individuals to and from the airport, bus station, or train station for $35 each way. You may contact them at 817-202-6240 to set up your transportation. You may also e-mail them at campussec@swau.edu to make arrangements. Please confirm that they will be picking you up.

Transportation to Meyerson for individuals: Your chaperone is responsible for getting you to the Meyerson performance on Sunday evening and bringing you back.