Tuition & Fees

2024-2025 Season Tuition Rates

Tuition payment includes one (1) BYSO Sweatshirt per season and downloadable video recordings of each of assigned ensemble’s Fall, Winter and Spring Concerts.

Ensemble Quarterly Tuition Annual Tuition
Cadet String Orchestra $350 $1050
Debut String Orchestra $375 $1125
Premiere Orchestra $475 $1425
Sinfonia $475 $1425
Philharmonia $550 $1650
Youth Symphony $600 $1800
Flute Choir $525 $1575
Flute Orchestra $525 $1575
Percussion $525 $1575

Tuition Payments:

Payment instruction links are emailed to students and families with their ensemble assignments. Families can choose to pay tuition by quarter or annual tuition in full.

Tuition is due by the Monday before the first rehearsal of the quarter.  For Fall Quarter in our 2024-25 season this is September 16, 2024. Tuition is non-refundable.

Do you need help with tuition?

We are committed to ensuring that all families, regardless of income can participate in BYSO ensembles. All families should explore BYSO’s generous financial aid program. We have set aside a significant financial assistance allowance to support any family experiencing higher-than-usual pressures or burdens this Fall. No family will be turned away because of an inability to pay tuition. Learn more here:  BYSO financial aid

Other Costs

  • $50 Audition/Registration Fee: This is non-refundable fee for each audition (including advancement auditions), payable at the time of the audition. Students in Youth Symphony and Percussion Ensemble who do not need to audition pay a $50 registration fee.
  • Optional Costs: The costs of tickets and other variable and optional items such additional BYSO apparel are not covered by tuition fees.

Volunteer Requirement

We ask all BYSO families to fulfill at least four hours of volunteer service per musician per year. Many different simple tasks are available. We often also have office odd jobs and small projects that are perfect for students needing a few more Community Service hours. View volunteer tasks or sign up now.

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