Logistics for Chenaniah Summer Music Institute


Flying in: If you’re coming from a distance, your airport choices are:

Pullman (less than 10 miles away, but expensive and not many flights),

Lewiston (35 minutes away, less expensive and more flight choices),

Spokane (90 miles away, less expensive and good choice of flights), and

Seattle (5-hour drive, cheap, plentiful flights).

(Shuttles serve the first three, but Seattle will require a rental car.)

Around town

If you’re not renting a car at the airport, rest assured that Moscow is very walkable. If you’ve chosen the Monarch Motel for lodging, your walk to the school will be less than one block. The Best Western and Fairfield Inn are a mile or so away, and there is local bus stop near each one.

Street address

Our address is 405 S Main St., Moscow, ID 83843, but our parking lot is at 505 S Jackson Street (less than one block west of our building). Although our address is on Main Street, our Main Street door on the east side which opens into the college library may not be unlocked. Please enter by the north facing door adjacent to the public playground known as Friendship Square.


Not sure where to stay in Moscow? In addition to the numerous bed and breakfast options you can find easily on-line, NSA often has visitors who stay at the following three hotels.

Best Western

If you choose this, mention ‘NSA’ when you make a reservation for a discount.

Fairfield Inn

When making a reservation here, mention ‘Grace Hendrix at NSA’ for the discount.

Monarch Motel

This property is less than a block from NSA, has been completely renovated very recently, and often has lower rates than either of the two choices above. However, their rate varies widely based on occupancy rates, so be sure to check the rate just before you make your reservation.

University of Idaho housing offers very reasonable housing options for the duration of the institute. Please email Mark Reagan if you are interested in taking advantage of this option: [email protected].


Moscow can have very hot, sunny summer days, but the nights cool off enough that a sweater or light jacket may be in order. NSA is airconditioned, as are most restaurants and cafes, but the summer weather is often nice enough to eat or have coffee outdoors.


Breakfast on Monday through Friday will be provided by NSA for all graduate student programs. Lunches and ‘on your own’ dinner nights are opportunities to choose from the many downtown restaurants, cafes, coffee houses, tearooms, and fast food alternatives. The Moscow food co-op also has cafeteria style dining, with many healthy options.

Cheneniah Institute (CSMI) Kodaly students will have several meals provided by NSA each week (TBD). Other meals will be “on your own.”

Free Time

Moscow and the surrounding countryside offer a wide range of activities. Downtown is rich with used book stores, rock shops (both music and geological), art shops, consignment/thrift stores, and plenty of places to refresh yourself with coffee or tea in between bouts of shopping – many of the latter feature live music in the evening. If you need fresh air, there is a hike and bike trail easily accessible from downtown (bike rentals from Paradise Creek Bikes on Main Street), the University of Idaho’s arboretum is free to the public, or you can go further afield to hike and climb at Kamiak Butte and Moscow Mountain. The University of Idaho rents a wide variety of sporting equipment to the public – their rafts and kayaks beckon you to ride the rivers, and their camping gear will let you truly get away from it all.