Charles Hamlen (1943-2018) was an exceptional man, a beloved and respected figure in the world of classical music, and an unparalleled friend and mentor to us and to CSNY. Truly, without Charlie's loving support, there would be no CSNY. We are grateful to the Northlands Foundation for the enduring gift of two full scholarships in Charlie's honor and loving memory. Please visit the FACULTY page to read more about Charlie and his inspirational life's work.

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Application & Fees

To Apply

SINGERS: Please complete and return the APPLICATION FORM with
a $25 USD Application Fee.

PIANISTS: Please complete and return the PIANIST APPLICATION FORM with
a $25 USD Application Fee.

Note: The Application Fee is payable by check (made payable to CSNY in June), if applying by mail, or by PayPal, if applying by email.

If you are unable to open the application form, please email us at and we will send you one.

Click here to pay the application fee with PayPal

Application Due Date: February 1, 2020.
Applicants must be between 18-35 years old as of 2/1/2020.

Tuition and Dates

The program dates for CSNY in June are May 25 - June 11, 2020.

$1750 USD for daily private instruction. Singers expect to have either a voice lesson, a vocal coaching, a diction class and/or a masterclass or all each day. Pianists will receive individual lessons, play for some voice lessons and be coached by our faculty in the art of accompanying and coaching. Students will attend all masterclasses and can expect to sing in approximately 5 of those classes.

Fees for most dinners and cultural events to be paid by the participant.


For those requiring housing, we are able to accommodate you in dormitory housing in the G. Chris and SungEun Andersen Residence Hall of the Manhattan School of Music.

Should you wish to stay at MSM's Andersen Hall, you will need to reserve through CSNY. Please contact us and we will discuss pricing and make your reservation.

Financial Aid

To be considered for financial aid, applicants MUST complete and return the attached FINANCIAL AID FORM with their application materials. Scholarship awards will be based both on demonstrated financial need and merit.

Charles Hamlen Memorial Scholarships: Through the generosity of the Northlands Foundation, two Charles Hamlen Memorial Scholarships will be awarded, covering full tuition and housing in the MSM dorms.

Howard Olian Memorial Scholarship Fund: Limited scholarship assistance is available to students of CSNY in June under the auspices of the Howard Olian Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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Donna Gill
Phone: 646-271-5528

CSNY in June c/o Jane Olian
370 Riverside Drive, 5E
New York, NY 10025