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Tuition & Fees

Tuition for “Si parla, si canta” varies not only with which program you choose to attend, but also with what type of housing you prefer. The following information details all of the possible options.


The Four Week Program
(June 1 – June 29, 2019)


Arona, Italy


Tuition to “Si parla, si canta” is paid in two installments.

The FIRST PAYMENT of $1,500 (non-refundable) must be paid by April 1, 2019. This payment ensures that you have a place in this year’s program.

All checks and money orders are to be made payable to “Si parla, si canta” and sent to: “Si parla, si canta,” Benton Hess, Artistic Director, 1900 Empire Boulevard #234, Webster, NY 14580 (USA).

The SECOND PAYMENT must be paid by May 1, 2019. The amount you owe will vary according to what type of housing you request.

  • SHARED BEDROOM - SHARED APARTMENT: If you choose to be in an apartment with other students from the program and wish to share a bedroom, your second payment will be for $2,882 (USD). The total amount you will have paid for the program with this housing arrangement is $4,382.

  • SINGLE BEDROOM - SHARED APARTMENT: If you choose to be in an apartment with other students from the program and wish to have a single room, your second payment will be for $3,080 (USD). The total amount you will have paid for the program with this housing arrangement is $4,580.



The Six Week Program
(June 1 - July 13, 2019)


Arona, Italy


Tuition to “Si parla, si canta” is paid in two installments.

The FIRST PAYMENT of $1,500 (non-refundable) must be paid by April 1, 2019. This payment ensures that you have a place in this year’s program.

All checks and money orders are to be made payable to “Si parla, si canta” and sent to: “Si parla, si canta,” Benton Hess, Artistic Director, 1900 Empire Boulevard #234, Webster, NY 14580 (USA).

The SECOND PAYMENT must be paid by May 1, 2019. The amount you owe will vary according to what type of housing you request.

  • SHARED BEDROOM - SHARED APARTMENT: If you choose to be in an apartment with other students from the program and wish to share a bedroom, your second payment will be for $4,997 (USD). The total amount you will have paid for the program with this housing arrangement is $6,497.

  • SINGLE BEDROOM - SHARED APARTMENT: If you choose to be in an apartment with other students from the program and wish to have a single room, your second payment will be for $5,294 (USD). The total amount you will have paid for the program with this housing arrangement is $6,794.



The Eight Week Program
“Fast Track to Fluency”
(June 1 - July 27, 2019)


Arona, Italy


Tuition to “Si parla, si canta” is paid in two installments.

The FIRST PAYMENT of $1,500 (non-refundable) must be paid by April 1, 2019. This payment ensures that you have a place in this year’s program.

All checks and money orders are to be made payable to “Si parla, si canta” and sent to: “Si parla, si canta,” Benton Hess, Artistic Director, 1900 Empire Boulevard #234, Webster, NY 14580 (USA).

The SECOND PAYMENT must be paid by May 1, 2019. The amount you owe will vary according to what type of housing you request.

  • SHARED BEDROOM - SHARED APARTMENT: f you choose to be in an apartment with other students from the program and wish to share a bedroom, your second payment will be for $5,992 (USD). The total amount you will have paid for the program with this housing arrangement is $7,492.

  • SINGLE BEDROOM - SHARED APARTMENT: If you choose to be in an apartment with other students from the program and wish to have a single room, your second payment will be for $7,208 (USD). The total amount you will have paid for the program with this housing arrangement is $8,708.



All Three Programs Include:


Arona, Italy


  • Bus transfer from Milan’s Malpensa Airport directly to Arona.

  • 4, 6 or 8 weeks of intensive Italian instruction (76 hours in 4 weeks; 114 hours in 6 weeks; 152 hours in 8 weeks).

  • All textbooks and notebooks for Italian courses.

  • At least two private coachings per week on your solo repertoire with our esteemed faculty.

  • The Eight-Week program participants will receive DAILY coaching during weeks number seven and eight.

  • At least two Alexander Technique sessions per week.

  • Group coachings and rehearsals on assigned repertoire.

  • Incredible performance opportunities at some of the most cherished venues in northern Italy.

  • Master classes with internationally known artists.

  • Bus transfer from Arona to Milan at the end of the program.

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