Tango for Musicians at Reed College is open to musicians of all instruments, arrangers, and composers. Enrollment is limited to 100 participants, and spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration period will begin on February 1, 2018 and will remain open until June 4, 2018.



Tuition for TFM at RC includes access to all masterclasses and free tickets to all concerts and public events. Accommodation and food on Reed College‘s campus may be included for an additional fee.

  • An Early Bird Discount will be offered for those participants who register before April 30, 2018.
  • Students who have already participated in previous editions of TFM at RC will receive a $100 returning discount.
  • Financial aid will be provided for a limited number of participants who must apply before February 15 on this website (see FINANCIAL AID FOR INDIVIDUALS below).
Early Bird registration

(before 04/30/2018)
Regular registration

(after 04/30/2018)
Financial Aid Recipients U$D450
Returning participants U$D100 off
Financial Aid Request 15/01/2018 15/02/2018
Financial Aid Response 02/26/2018
Registration With Discount 02/01/2018 04/30/2018
Regular Registration 05/01/2018 06/04/2018


To register, participants will be asked to:

  • Fill out the registration form available online here and submit payment (full tuition is due at the time of registration). This will reserve your spot for the program.
  • Provide a link to an audio or video recording that best represents your playing for the leveling team to make ensemble assignments and place you in the appropriate instrumental techniques classes (See ABOUT THE AUDIO/VIDEO TRACK below for more information).


To complete the registration form, all participants will be asked to submit an audio or video track of themselves playing their instrument. That audio/video will only be seen by our leveling team and will not be published or shared. It is important to note that it will not be considered an audition; it will only be used as a reference to make ensemble and instrumental technique assignments.

The audio/video can feature any genre of music (tango, classical, jazz, folk, etc.), although a tango recording is preferred. A recording of a solo performance or one in which the participant stands out as a soloist is suggested. The audio/video does not need to be technically sophisticated but should fairly represent the participant’s level of playing.

Participants who are performers of more than one instrument will have to choose a primary instrument which will be played in the ensembles and will be focused on in instrumental techniques classes, which are instrument-specific and will be tiered according to level and experience.

Beginning bandoneón players are not required to submit a video. This circumstance should be noted on the registration form in the comments field.

A tutorial on uploading video files to YouTube can be found here. Audio files can be uploaded to any cloud hosting service such as Google Drive or Dropbox.


Tango for Musicians at Reed College is dedicated to making its program as accessible as possible and is pleased to offer a limited amount of need-based financial aid in order to further that goal. Awards will be targeted toward those who would otherwise not be able to participate in the program, with previous musical experience and overall balance of instruments taken as secondary considerations. Individual financial aid will be awarded independently of any additional discounts and will typically not exceed one-half of tuition.

Financial aid is available through the application form available online here and must be submitted separately between January 15 and February 15, 2018.

On February 26, 2018, the organization will confirm via email to each applicant whether the aid was awarded or not.


A 100% refund of the tuition fee will be provided for those who request it by contacting before March 30, 2018 (excluding service fees). After that date and until June 4, 2018, a 50% refund will be given. Tuition is not refundable after June 4, 2018.