Norfolk Chamber Music Festival–Yale Summer School of Music

For 2024 New Music Fellows

Welcome Book | Required Forms

Welcome Book

This information is offered to help you get acquainted with the Festival. Please read carefully. You are responsible for knowing and following the rules and policies enclosed.

Housing | Due: May 20

Travel | Due: May 20


Before making final travel arrangements, please read the information below on the Festival's ARRIVAL DAY SCHEDULE and GETTING TO NORFOLK.

From The Welcome Book

Getting To Norfolk

Arrive in Norfolk only during the official check-in time. If you arrive EARLY, residences will not be open, and you will not be able to check-in until the times listed.

If you arrive LATE without permission, a $50 late check-in fee will be deducted from your $300 deposit.

There is no public transportation between the shuttle locations and the Festival. The Festival is one hour away from the airport pick-up and an hour and a half from the train pick up. There is no taxi service in the area. There are Lyft and Uber drivers in the area, but you will be responsible for the cost; the Festival will not reimburse you.

By Car

The Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate is located at 20 Litchfield Road, on Route 272 just south of the intersection of Route 44 in the center of Norfolk. The main entrance is opposite the fountain located on the town green. Norfolk is approximately an 1.5 hours from New Haven, an hour from Hartford, and 2.5 hours from New York City.  GPS: 20 Litchfield Road, Norfolk, CT 06058.

By Air

Bradley International Airport (BDL), in Windsor Locks, Connecticut (CT), is the closest major airport (approximately 1 hour from Norfolk). New York City area airports are also a possibility.

The Festival will only make one scheduled pickup from Bradley International. If you arrive into New York you must: 

Take Metro North Railroad (MNR) from Grand Central Terminal to New Haven Union Station. The Festival will make one scheduled pickup from the New Haven train station.

By Train

Metro North Railroad (MNR) runs from Grand Central Terminal in New York City to New Haven Union Station. Estimated time from New York to new Haven is approximately 2 hours. New Haven is 1.5 hours from Norfolk. The Festival will make one scheduled pickup from New Haven.
View Train Schedules 

Festival Pick-up | Drop-off

The Norfolk Festival shuttles will pick you up and drop you off ONLY at the times and locations listed below. NO EXCEPTIONS.

If arriving or departing outside of the posted schedule, you will need to make overnight accommodations to meet the shuttle. No stipends or reimbursements will be given.

Pick-up  | Thursday, June 20
Shuttle Service will pick-up from:
• Bradley Airport: at noon
• New Haven Union Station: at noon

Drop-off  | Saturday, June 29
Shuttles will depart the Festival at 10 a.m.
Shuttle Service arrive at:
• Bradley Airport: 11 a.m.
• New Haven Union Station: 11:30 a.m.

Arrival Day Schedule

Thursday, June 20

noon – 2 p.m.
Check-in at Battell House
Move into residences

6 pm – 6:45 p.m.
Dinner at Battell House

7 p.m. 
Orientation & grounds tour