Tócalo Tucson Application


Tócalo Tucson accepts participants from every culture and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, or physical disability in providing its seminars, lessons, master-classes, and performances.


Tuition for the Tócalo Tucson Chamber Percussion Program is nine hundred and ninety-five dollars ($995). Housing can be provided through University of Arizona Housing and Residential Life directly beside the Fred Fox School of Music. Tuition and Housing will cost a total of one thousand, four hundred dollars ($1,495). This is for a double-occupancy room.

Please note participants will likely be on campus early in the morning, and will occasionally stay late at night. Be sure to take this into consideration when deciding on your housing option.

There is a non-refundable $50 application fee.

A down payment of four hundred dollars ($500 USD) is due two weeks following official acceptance into either program. This down payment is required to reserve a position for accepted applicants. In the event of a missed down payment, the festival reserves the right to offer a position to the next wait-listed applicant. Your final payment is due no later than May 1st, 2024.

  • $1,495 - chamber program participants (includes all master-classes and lessons, AND campus housing)
  • $995 - chamber program participants (includes all master-classes and lessons, housing NOT included)
  • $40 - PER individual master-class only (for non-program participants)
  • $200 - Friends of Tócalo Pass (includes attending all master-classes, open rehearsals, and opening night party) - open to interested parties of either the composition or chamber programs.

Please note, all participants are responsible for transportation to and from Tucson, AZ. The Tucson airport is roughly a 20-minute cab/Uber ride to campus.

Audition Requirements - Chamber Percussion Program

  • One letter of recommendation from a qualified person (teacher of notable stature, national or international)
  • At least one online link to a solo, or chamber performance of any kind (include with your online application)
  • Current Resume – be sure to list your important musical experience (include with your online application)

Your letter of reference can be emailed directly to tocalotucson@gmail.com


A limited number of sponsored scholarships will be available (up to $100 each). If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, please provide the required information in your application.