Youth Symphony Tuition

2017-18 Tuition

Concert Orchestra                 $720
Academy String Orchestra    $660
Symphonic Winds                  $555
Cadet Winds                          $435
Preparatory Strings               $435
Super Bows!                          $375

Tuition can be paid online by clicking here.

Payment Dates

Tution can be paid in full at the beginning of the season or in three payments on the following dates:

Payment 1: Monday, October 16, 2017
Payment 2: Monday, January 15, 2018
Final Payment: Monday, March 19, 2018

Make a payment

Tuition payments can be made online, by check, or mailed to the Symphony office. Checks should be made payable to "San Luis Obispo Symphony".  Please write "YS Tuition - [student name]" in the memo line. If you would like to make a payment via check during a rehearsal, please see Mr. Pat.

SLO Symphony
Attn: Mr. Pat Riley
75 Higuera St, Ste 160
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Tuition is non-refundable and not tax-deductible.

Tuition Agreement

All families agree to pay the full tuition for each student by clicking the "I Agree" button on the registration form in the Tuition Agreement section. All families must be current with the previous year's tuition to audition. Tuition is not tax-deductible and is non-refundable. We do not pro-rate tuition for concert cycles missed. All families are required to volunteer; please see volunteer requirements in your member handbook.

Tuition Scholarships

Scholarships are available and are need-based. All scholarship forms will be reviewed by a Scholarship Committee and awarded based on funds available. To obtain a copy of the scholarship form, you can download the PDF at the bottom of this page. Please read all of the directions and make note of when the scholarship applications are due.

Note: scholarships have already been awarded for the 2017-18 season. Please check back for when the 2018-19 scholarship form will become available.

Tuition Discounts

Multi-Student Discount
Families with more than one student participating in Youth Symphony are automatically given a $50 discount for the second student (and third, and fourth, etc).

School Music Program Discount
If your child participates in their school music program in any way, they are eligible for a $50 credit toward Youth Symphony tuition. This can include participating in band, choir, guitar, piano, etc. In order to receive the discount, the student must write a short note stating what program they are involved in and have it signed by their music instructor. Notes should be turned in to Mr. Pat. 

The $50 discount will not be deducted from tuition without the signature of their school music instructor (private lessons do not qualify).