We have kept our tuition as low as possible in order to make the symposium affordable for all participants!

$680—All participants: Symposium, including Vocal Fellows Program (All categories, except Auditor)

$450—Auditors (Category VII)


Financial Assistance (For Tuition Only)  

Limited financial assistance is available to reduce the amount of tuition. If you wish to apply for a scholarship, please complete your application first. After you have submitted your application, please write an email letter to Dr. Robert Kyr in which you request assistance. Please send your request to:

Please be aware that our scholarship funds are limited and cover part of tuition ONLY. We cannot cover travel or room & board costs.

Room & Board Packages

Symposium (11 nights) [including Vocal Fellows]

Date of Arrival: Monday, June 29, 2020;
Date of Departure: Friday, July 10, 2020.
Double–$792 ($72 per day with 3 meals per day)
Single–$935 ($85 per day with 3 meals per day), limited availability

Campus housing is at Kalapuya Ilihi Hall, one of the newest living facilities at the university. Three meals a day (unlimited portions) are provided as part of this room & board package.



Carson Dining


Breakfast: 5:00 AM – 10:30 AM




5:00 AM – 8:00 PM


5:00 AM – 2:00 PM


5:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Other Housing Possibilities

Alternately, some applicants arrange to stay with relatives, friends, or acquaintances in the Eugene or Springfield area. Also, there may be some limited homestays (for minimal rent) available among the local symposium participants. However, please be aware that there is no Uber in Eugene, so the best mode of transportation is a bike, free public transportation, or living in the dorms and walking to the School of Music and Dance. In addition, the following options are also possibilities:

1) Eugene Whiteaker International Hostel 

    970 W 3rd Ave, Eugene, OR 97402

2) Airbnb, Eugene

3) Airbnb, Springfield

4) Airbnb, Lane County

5) Eugene Vacation Rentals

There are also other Airbnb options, so it is wise to do an extensive google search.


A $400 non-refundable deposit is required upon notification of acceptance in order to reserve a place in the symposium.

Please mail all deposits (check payable to “Composers Symposium”) to:

Robert Kyr, Director
Composers Symposium
School of Music
1225 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon 97403-1225
(541) 870-1099

PLEASE NOTE: Room prices may vary slightly. Persons staying before or after session dates will be charged according to the length of their additional stay. Room changes after June 1st will include a late fee to be determined by the administration of Global Scholars Hall. A $400 non-refundable deposit is required upon notification of acceptance in order to reserve a place in the symposium.