Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Do you pick up students from the airport or bus station?
A. Yes. We offer a shuttle service from the Tallahassee Regional Airport (TLH), the Greyhound Bus Station and W Tennessee St & Woodward Ave (Saint Thomas More Cathedral) for the Red Coach Bus. Transportation to and from these locations is $30.00 round trip for pickup/drop-off that take place between 8am-10:00pm. If you need a pick-up or drop-off between the hours of 10:00pm-8am the cost is $50.00 round trip. There is no discounted price for one way, though you can request transport in only one direction.The shuttle service request form will be included in the packet of materials you receive after you register for camp. Shuttle service must be arranged no later than 2 weeks prior to the start of your camp.
Q. Can I request a roommate?
A. Yes. You may request up to one other student to room with you. You will be sent a roommate request form after you have registered for camp. We will do our best to room you with your preferred roommate, though it is not guaranteed. If you do not have a roommate to request, assignments are made according to age. We do our best to match you with roommates of similar age and grade levels.
Q. How do I make a payment?
A. Payments can be made online or by check. Please note that FSU assesses a $7.75 transaction fee on all credit card transactions. If you wish to avoid this fee, please pay with a check.
To Pay With A Check:
Checks should be made payable to: Florida State University
Please put the campers name and the camp they are attending in the memo portion of the check
Check should be mailed to:
555 West Pensacola Street
PO Box 3061640
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1640
To Pay Online With A Credit Card:
Go to: http://fees.fsu.edu
Click on: Other Customers and Non Credit Students
Enter: The campers social security number without any dashes in the Customer ID Box
When you are done, be sure to click LOG OUT at the top of the page. If you don't the system will give you incorrect information the next time you try to access it. This is especially important if you have more then one camper that you are paying for.
Online payments take up to 48 hours to post to your account. If your camp begins on a Sunday, and you make a payment online during the 48 hours before check-in, please bring proof of your online payment with you to check-in. Payments made online after noon on Friday will not be reflected in your account by the time check-in takes place.
Q. What happens if I can't arrive at my camp during the designated check in times?
A. To ensure the best camp experience possible for your student, we strongly encourage you to arrive at camp during the designated check-in. There are some activities which take place on check-in day which may affect your placement within an ensemble, your selection of an elective class, the availability of private teachers and more. If there are extenuating circumstances which prevent you for arriving on time, we can arrange for an early or late check in based on your travel plans. After you are registered, please call the camp office to make special arrangements.
Q. What if I can't attend all of the days of camp or need to leave camp early?
A. Each camp is designed to be attended for the full length of time. Because other musicians in the ensembles are counting on your participation, we recommend that camp be attended on all dates listed. If you have an extenuating circumstance, please contact us so we can work with you on the schedule. Sorry, no reduction in camp price is possible if you can not attend the full length of camp.
Q. Do I need to bring an instrument with me?
A. Yes. All students must bring their instrument. If you do not have your own, we suggest borrowing one from your school. We know that it can be difficult to transport large instruments, especially if you are traveling by airplane, but unfortunately, FSU does not have any to loan out. If you can not travel with your instrument, or if it is cost prohibitive, you may be able to ship your instrument to our offices prior to your arrival. Please call us if you have concerns about transporting your instrument.
Q. Are there any discounts available?
A. Yes. We offer several types of discounts. Please see our discount page for descriptions, guidelines & application instructions.
Q. How do I register for camp?
For all of our non-honors camps, registration begins on January 3rd. You can register online or mail in the registration form. A $75.00 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration to guarantee your spot at camp.
Q. What happens after I register?
A. Approximately two weeks after you register, you will receive a packet in the mail containing your camp handbook and a number of required forms. Some of these forms have deadlines, so please go through your packet carefully when it arrives.
Q. When is payment for camp due?
A. A $75.00 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration. The balance of camp tuition and housing fees must be paid in full no later than two weeks prior to the start of your camp. Partial payments toward your balance may be made at anytime after you are registered. Full payment policies and a schedule of payment deadlines can be found on our registration page.
Q. How do I sign-up for an elective?
A. After a student has registered for camp, you will receive a packet of forms in the mail. One of these will be an elective preference form. When we get the forms back in the mail, we will fill elective requests on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Q. I am making a recording for an Ability Discount or an Audition. What format does it need to be in?
A. Recordings can be on cassette tape or CD only. No DVD's. No video tapes. For a CD, the recording needs to be playable in either a CD player or in a computer. The instructors should be able to put the disc into their device (either CD player or computer) and the CD should start playing automatically, or they should be able to click on the track and have it start playing through a media player. No specific audio format is required, as long as it plays!