There is a one-time nonrefundable application fee of $25 for all new students. Please contact .

Instructions for applying for the first time to the Duke University String School:

If you are new to the Duke String School, please complete and submit the New Student Application form. There is a non-refundable $25 application fee.

Please fill out the form as completely as possible and please note that families with multiple children may use the same form for the whole family. Do not fill out this form if you are a returning student!

A "Thank you for your registration" message will let you know you have completed your registration. Katharine Whitmore will send you additional information and the application fee within one week.

After you have been accepted as a private student and/or an ensemble, Katharine will send you a payment link. We encourage parents to pay for String School online, but payment by check is an option. Full payment or your first installment is due January 14th. After that day, there will be a $25 late fee. If you wish to pay in installments, please write a note in the Questions and Comments Box at the end of the form. There is no extra fee if you decide to pay in installments.

If you have any questions, please email Katharine at