Tuition & Financial Aid


Symphony Orchestra Members: $400.00 / year.
Concert Orchestra Members: $350.00 / year.
Repertory Orchestra Members: $300.00 / year.

Orchestra tuition & fees are paid in two installments. The first half is due June 30th and the remaining balance is due October 15th.

Fees constitute approximately 1/3 of the operating budget of the orchestra. The other 2/3 of the budget is generated by fund raising efforts and the generosity of our sponsors and the music community.

Sectional coaching is provided to all orchestras. In addition to advanced sight-reading abilities for the Symphony Orchestra, all Orchestra members are expected to continue private instruction and to develop a solo repertory. The Symphony Orchestra also has had Brass, Wind, String and Percussion Ensembles, which on occasion, utilize members from the Repertory Orchestra and Concert Orchestras.

The Symphony Orchestra brings together the finest young musicians in the area to rehearse and perform under inspiring leadership in a professional environment including competitions and concert hall performances. We seek to develop performers and audiences for the future.


Financial Aid

Financial aid and work programs are available for season tuition, camp tuition and tour fees. Once accepted into a CYS program, families may apply for financial aid.