The Evergreen State College
Olympia, Washington


Cascadia Irish Music Week 2016


Registration is now open for Cascadia Irish Music Week 2016. The dates are July 17-23, 2016 at The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington. Please read through the information on this page before submitting your registration. If you have questions not answered here, please email Diane Murphy.


Please note: Tuition, lodging and meals must be booked through us on this website, not through the college.


Lodgings - Our lodgings for the week are in Evergreen's lovely apartment buildings. Each building has three floors, and on each floor are several private rooms with locking doors, plus a shared kitchen area and bathrooms. Unfortunately the range and microwave in these units are disabled during the summer, but there is a refrigerator in each kitchen area. These structures are tucked back in the woods and are very pleasant. You canread more about these lodgings and even take a panoramic tour of the rooms on the TESC website. If you're staying on-campus you'll also have access to the recreation center and pool, and the lovelywoods, trails and beaches adjoining the campus.


Meals - All meals are served in the dining Hall at TESC, "The Greenery". They can accommodate vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dietary needs. There is also an espresso shop on campus (not included in our meal plan). Two of them, in fact. If you don't choose the full meal plan, you can purchase individual meals in theGreenery depending on availability.


Registration Information


Tuition cost is $510 US, which includes:

  • Tuition for all classes (Mon.-Fri.)
  • Evening concerts and other events
  • TESC facilities fee
  • All taxes


[Note: Only classes labelled "Intro" may be taken singly.]
Tuition for 5 Intro classes Mon.-Fri. is $290 US, which includes:

  • Tuition for "Intro" classes only (Mon.-Fri.)
  • Evening concerts and other events
  • TESC facilities fee
  • All taxes


Lodging options are as follows:

  • Single room - $235 for 6 nights, incl. all fees
  • (Couples: we are billed this amount for each person, so even if you are sharing a bed you need to pay for two rooms. Sorry!)


Meal options are as follows:

  • All meals - $191 (incl. Sunday dinner, Saturday breakfast)


Chaperone or spouse/partner fee is $150 US plus lodging and meals. It includes admission to evening events but not classes. This fee is intended strictly for chaperones of students under 18, and spouses or partners of tuition paying students.


A deposit of $100 US (nonrefundable and non-transferable) per registrant is required to confirm your registration and hold your selections.


Full payment is due by June 15, 2016 If full payment is not received by this date your place in the classes is not guaranteed. Registration after June 15th for any remaining spaces must be accompanied by full payment.


Cancellations: Please remember thatthe deposit is not refundable.  If you have to cancel your registration we will quickly return any other fees you've already paid, but we can't return your $100 deposit.  To receive a refund of payments you've made in excess of the $100 deposit, notification must be made by mail or email and received by Cascadia Irish Music Week no later than July 1, 2016, after which no refunds will be issued except in cases of medical or family emergency.




Register Now - two steps!


Step 1 - Select tuition, lodging, meals and payment options

You can register using our new online store, where you'll be able to select various options for tuition, food and lodging, then pay either the entire amount or a nonrefundable $100 deposit. You'll also find instructions here if you'd prefer to register by mail with a check.


Step 2 - Select classes

You will need to select which classes you plan to take, using our class schedule as a reference. The schedule can be foundhere.


Note: Randal Bays will offer two special classes;

"Tips for Learning by Ear", Tuesday only, Session III
"Playing Slow Airs", Thursday only, Session I


You can sign up for these classes at camp.


Students already registered will have first choice of classes based on the date we received your deposit or payment. Bear in mind that some classes tend to fill up and are then closed to further registration, as one of our goals is to keep class sizes down.




Tax deductible Donations to Cascadia Irish Music Week
Cascadia Irish Music Week is a project of the Irish Heritage Club of Seattle, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. You may make a tax-deductible donation using our online store, or by check. Please email us if you have questions.



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