Voice Works – Cost and FAQ


What does it cost?

  • Adult Tuition: $460.
  • Additional Family Member (sibling, spouse, child; limit of two): $260.
  • Youth (under 18): $260.

Workshop tuition includes admission to everything, including great seats at all public performances.

A $200 deposit is required to hold your space, $50 of which is non-refundable. Scholarship applicants require a $50 deposit, which is fully refundable if you are unable to attend. Full payment is due by May 15, 2017. If your full payment is not made by May 15, your registration will be cancelled. $50 of your deposit is non-refundable, but your remainder payment is fully refundable until May 15. No tuition refunds are available after May 15, 2017. No room and board refunds are available after May 31, 2017.

If you’re under 18, you must be accompanied by a registered adult. Please register the adult first, as you will need a confirmation number.

How to register?

  • Register online for Voice Works beginning November 1
    Or call 360-385-3102, x117.


If you think you might need financial assistance, Centrum has a robust scholarship and work-trade program. Apply online as you register. Please note that except in rare cases, scholarships are available for tuition only. There is a limited number of work trade positions as well, awarded on a first-come, first served basis. You’ll find that information as you register (on the first registration page, choose “register/apply”). Scholarship applicants require a $50 deposit, which is fully refundable if you are unable to attend.

Room and Board at Fort Worden

Most participants stay in private dormitory rooms at Fort Worden. This year there are a limited number of rooms available without adding additional meals. There are also a limited number of double rooms, that is, rooms with two twin beds. All rooms come with linens, blankets, and towels, but you should plan on bringing soap and personal toiletry items. Please note – there is no music playing in the dorms. There are plenty of other spaces to make music.

Meals are served at the Fort Worden Commons. The first meal is dinner on June 27; last meal is breakfast on July 2.

  • room only: $195
  • all meals: $210
  • room + all meals: $405

Other Housing Options

Camp sites and RV spaces are available at Fort Worden, but they tend to fill quickly. To reserve a campsite, visit http://www.fortworden.org/stay-here/#camping.

For accommodations in town, visit enjoypt.com/stay/

How do I get to Fort Worden?


Centrum operates a summer airport shuttle, that you can sign up for during registration. Read information on the shuttle.

What can I buy in Port Townsend?

Within two miles of Fort Worden, you can get to the post office, a music store, a health food store, a pharmacy, 20 restaurants, gas stations, banks, and several coffee shops.

Is smoking allowed during Centrum programs?

As posted within Fort Worden, smoking of any kind is prohibited by state law inside any public building or within 25 feet of any public building entrance including windows and ventilation intakes.

Regarding the recent legalization of marijuana and the passage of I‐502, Washington state law only allows the displaying or consuming of marijuana or a marijuana-infused product on private property. Under no circumstances is such use permitted outdoors at Fort Worden, in public spaces at the Park, or within any building at Fort Worden State Park. State park rangers will enforce the law. Thank you for abiding by Fort Worden State Park policy while a guest at Centrum’s programs.

What should I bring with me?

Warm clothes (think: layers), as the weather can be cool and windy; your instrument if you play one, a hat, and sunscreen. Also bring picks, extra strings, alarm clock, music recorder and plenty of extra batteries and media, a flashlight, coffee cup, tea bags, camera, snack food, and a reusable water bottle.

Internet access

The internet is available campus-wide at Fort Worden.