Voice Works – Cost and FAQ

How will it work this year?

Gathering to sing during the pandemic will be a challenge, so Voice Works will have to be different this year.

Participants will sign up for three specific classes when they register, and they will stay with those three classes all week. Each class will be limited to 12 students. Participants will be allowed to sign up with a specific person just once.

Here are some of the safety protocols we’ll have in place.

  • Proof of vaccination required of all faculty and all participants.
  • All classes will take place either outdoors or in large rooms, with as much ventilation as possible.
  • Centrum has purchased four large tents (40 x 60) which will be available for outdoor classes as wanted/needed.
  • Centrum has also purchased seven professional grade large capacity air purifiers (kills viruses). Four of these will likely be in the Wheeler Theater, the remainder in whatever classrooms we’ll be using.

Centrum’s current protocol (March 2022) states that masks are optional indoors, with the exception of the Wheeler Theater. We’ll continue to do everything we can to ensure a safe environment.

What does it cost?

A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your space. Scholarship applicants require a $100 deposit, which is fully refundable until May 14 if you are unable to attend.

  • Adult Tuition: $500
  • Additional Family Member (sibling, spouse, child; limit of two): $250
  • Youth (under 21): $250
  • Canadian Resident: $450 US

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

Full payment is due by May 15, 2022. If your full payment is not made by May 15, your registration will be cancelled. Your deposit is nonrefundable, but your remainder payment is fully refundable until May 31. No refunds – tuition, room, or board – are available after May 31.


If you think you might need financial assistance, Centrum has a robust scholarship program. Apply online as you register. Please note that except in rare cases, scholarships are available for tuition only. Centrum requires a $100 deposit of scholarship applicants, which is fully refundable if you are unable to attend.

There are no work trade positions this year.

Room and Board at Fort Worden

Most participants stay in private dormitory rooms at Fort Worden. You may reserve a dorm room with no meal ticket (there is a limited number of this option). There are a limited number of double rooms, that is, rooms with two beds. If you’d like to stay in a double, please request one and list another registered participant that has signed up for room and board in order to share that room – first come, first served. All rooms come with linens, blankets, and towels, but you should plan on bringing soap and personal toiletry items.

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

Room and Board Fees:

  • Private Room and all meals: $520
  • Private Room with lunch and dinner only: $435
  • Private Room only: $260
  • All meals: $260
  • Lunch and dinner only: $175

Other Housing Options

Camp sites and RV spaces are available at Fort Worden, but they tend to fill quickly. Reservations are not made through Centrum, rather, Washington State Parks. To reserve a campsite, visit  https://washington.goingtocamp.com/

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

How do I register?

How do I get to Fort Worden?

Centrum operates a summer shuttle from SeaTac airport to Fort Worden. You can sign up during registration. Read the 2022 Shuttle Guide:

2022 Participant Shuttle Times and Information

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.

What should I bring with me?

Good masks, 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.