Costs for Attending


For students joining us for a full week of tuition, workshops, and concerts in June 2024, the costs will be:

Full-time tuition$595
Full-time tuition (Maine residents)$545

Afternoon workshops, jam sessions and concert tickets will be available to purchase individually at a later date.


Full meal plan
* Dinner on June 23
* Breakfast, lunch and dinner June 24 – 28
* (No breakfast Ju
ne 29)

Meals will be provided in the Take-A-Break Dining Hall, close to all on-campus accommodation and teaching rooms. The College sources organic locally-farmed foods, and all meat and seafood is humanely raised and sustainably sourced. Vegetarian and vegan options abound, and cookies and treats are baked fresh each morning. COA uses 100% compostable disposables wherever possible, and we encourage you to bring your own reusable beverage containers, etc. 


Single room on campus$795
Shared room on campus$425

We utilize several different buildings on the COA campus. Some are newer and some older, and all have their own charm. Each room has a twin bed (or more if shared,) dresser or closet, and a desk. There are shared common rooms and fully equipped kitchens on the ground floor for your use, and you’ll also share a bathroom with others (even if you have a single room.)

There are a multitude of hotels less than a 10 minute walk from COA’s campus, including Bar Harbor Motel, Edenbrook Motel and Acadia Inn – and a wealth of other local options to explore! Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce has a comprehensive list of accommodations that you can find here.

The Acadia Festival of Traditional Music & Dance is governed by Friends of the Acadia Trad Festival, a Maine nonprofit corporation, and supported by Fractured Atlas, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit devoted to empowering arts organizations. Website art by Anabelle Keimach and Annelise Papinsick.