The goals of The Cornish-American Song Institute are not only to provide a world-class musical and cultural experience, but also to make this affordable! We are the least expensive, multi-week European training program and offer the most substantive musical and cultural experience available.

The total cost includes:

  • 24 nights lodging with breakfast*
  • Applied lessons, coachings, classes, master classes
  • Day sight-seeing trips/experiential learning to theme-specific locations
  • All ground transport  from Oxford-Falmouth and Falmouth-London (via charter bus to Heathrow Airport)

Total Cost: $3895

(Note: airfare to the UK is not included, nor is lunch and dinner each day)

A $30 application fee applies and is due with the submission of each application.  If admitted, a non-refundable deposit of $1500 is due by March 15, 2019 and payment of the full balance is due by April 15, 2019.  Please note, online payments via credit card  for Application Fees are free of charge, but payments for Deposits and Final Payments will incur a 3% charge to offset the fee charged by the processing company.  Free payment can also be made via Venmo.

Due to recent fluctuations in the Dollar to Great British Pound conversion rate, CASI has instituted a Conversion Rate Deposit to be submitted with final payments for the 2019 season.  The $300 deposit is refundable if there is no negative change in the exchange rate between the date of final payment (April 15, 2019) and the final day of CASI 2019 (July 1, 2019).  If there is negative turn in the value of the Dollar in relation to the GBP, the CASI administration will be solely in charge of the application of these fees to offset the exchange rate differences.


  • Early-Bird Special: Students who apply, are accepted, and pay the initial $1500 deposit by December 17, 2018 will receive a reduction in tuition from $3895 to $3250 (a savings of over $600).
  • Merit Scholarships: May be offered to deserving applicants in the form of work-study assignments.  The specific duties will be discussed at the time of award but may include venue management, logistical assistance, advertising help, or other tasks.
  • “Home-stay” Scholarships: A limited number of “home-stays” are avaialble to those who are trying to save some money.  Home-stays will entail staying in a private bedroom  in the home of a Falmouth Family.  These will include breakfast as well, but not lunch or dinner.  Home-stays are not possible for the Oxford component of the Institute.


During the past 7 years, CASI has had students from all walks of life and the Administration has aided students in fund-raising and financial planning for CASI.  Do not ignore this possibility based on finances.  Let us help you make CASI a reality!


*Breakfasts will vary between Full-English and Continental

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