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?

The students and their chaperone(s) will stay in the gym. Women in SWAU's gym and men at CTA's gym.

What do I need to bring?

Bring bedding, towel, pillow and a sleeping pad or air mattress.

What do I wear?

For the performances girls need to wear a black dress and guys wear black pants and 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.

You must submit an audition online (not a CD or video) in order to be consider for music festival. The director of the ensemble you applied for will let you know whether you're accepted.



Individual participant's information:

  • Housing for individuals' family: Because this is a large event, Southwestern will not be able to provide housing for individual's 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.




  • 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 to make arrangements. Please confirm that they will be picking you up.