Cleveland Lute Fest 2022: Before You Register

Updated COVID policy for Lute Fest 2022

Hello all, as part of an updated COVID policy we are going to be instituting the following protocol for this year’s Lute Fest at Case Western. It is absolutely essential that all of you attending follow these directions, no exceptions:

  1. All participants will be required to show proof of a negative COVID test dated no more than 36 hours ahead of the start of the festival. This needs to be a test administered by a doctor or health care professional (like most pharmacies have been doing as well as every doctor since the start of COVID). It can be a rapid or PCR test. You will be required to print out the results and bring to registration OR email me the results at
  2. All participants will be required to wear a proper mask at all times inside the buildings and classrooms, specially when social distancing is not possible. When you are eating in the dining hall you should follow the policy of the dining hall. The masks you use need to be proper medical masks and/or N95 masks or their equivalent. Cloth masks have been proven not to prevent the spread of COVID and should not be used.
  3. Everyone needs to pack a self COVID-19 test kit in their suitcase.  If there is the onset of any COVID-like symptoms you should test yourself immediately with the test kit you have brought for yourself.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!

These steps are going to be the most mitigating steps we can take to protect everyone at Lute Fest. We appreciate everyone’s full cooperation with these policies and the LSA will do our best to provide masks and hand sanitizer, but please do your best to provide these materials for yourself as well. As this is an International Festival, we all need to do our best to help keep each other comfortable and safe. As we come out of the pandemic, we would like to safely get back to a life where we can share our passion for the lute, and it’s music, with each other.

One last item, if you have ANY symptoms or aren’t feeling well prior to arriving in Cleveland, and you think might be related to COVID, please contact us right away. You can contact me at the same email, or call/text me at (631)741-9838. Consider not coming if this is the case, whether you have tested positive or not. We will try our best to be flexible in reimbursement if it comes to this.

Thank you, and I look forward to seeing you!

Jason Priset, Festival Director


Registration Information & Pricing

Note: All refund requests must be received no later than one week before the start of the festival in order to be considered, and it will incur a 5% administrative fee. No refunds will be given after June 19.


Tuition for LSA members is $625, and non-members is set at $675. For this of you who wish to only attend the concert series (there will be six concerts beginning Sunday and ending Saturday) a concert package can be purchased for $150. The concert package is included in the tuition price if you are attending classes as well. Concerts will be in Harkness Hall. All students will also have the option of having a private lute lesson with their faculty of choice during the week of Lute Fest.


For those of you planning to stay in the dorm, housing is $450 for the week ($75 a night for six nights Sunday through Friday night). Additional days before and after Lute Fest (Saturday night June 25th and Saturday night July 2nd) can be purchased for $75 for each night if desired. An extra linens fee of $30 and a deposit of $25 for the key card will be added for those of you staying in the dorms. This deposit will be returned so long as you return the key card at the end of the week. For those familiar with prior Lute Fests, we are staying in the Village House dorms and all classes will be in the Wade and Denison buildings which are right next to the dorms.


There will be the option to purchase also a meal package including Breakfast only ($55.50 for the week), Dinner only ($70.50 for the week), or both meals ($126 total) on campus at the dining hall right next to the dorms.

I look forward to seeing you all back in Cleveland!

Jason Priset, Festival Director

Please note that members must be signed in to the LSA website before beginning registration in order to take advantage of the member discount.