Youth Symphony Tuition

2016-2017 Tuition


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

Click on the button below to pay tuition online


Payment Dates
Tution can be made in full at the beginning of the season or in trimesterly payments on the following dates:

October 2, 2017
January 15, 2018
March 19, 2018

Make a Payment
Click on the "Pay Tuition" button above to make an online payment, drop a check in the lock box at rehearsal, or mail it to the Symphony office at the address below.  Checks should be made payable to San Luis Obispo Symphony.  Please write "YS Tuition" in the memo line.

Attn: Abraham Perez
P.O. Box 658
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406

Tuition is not tax-deductible, and is non-refundable. We do not pro-rate tuition for concert cycles missed.

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.  This agreement is a legally binding contract and obligation to pay the full tuition for the entire concert season.  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 or "buy out". Please see volunteer requirements.

Tuition Scholarships

The link to the 2016-2017 Scholarship Application can be found at the bottom of this page.

The San Luis Obispo Youth Symphony is committed to providing its services to all musicians, regardless of financial standing.  Scholarships are provided to families who need financial assistance.  In order to be fair to all families, the following policies have been developed for granting scholarships:

Families MUST turn in the completed scholarship application by September 28th, 2015 in order to be considered for financial aid.
A $50 commitment fee is required at the time scholarship applications are submitted.  Your application will not be reviewed if you don't submit the commitment fee with the applicaiton.  The $50 commitment fee will be deducted from your tuition balance.

 A federal tax return is no longer required to apply for a scholarship

The scholarship commitee will review all applications, and a scholarship amount will be determined based on individual needs.

Families receiving scholarships are expected to be available to volunteer beyond the required 3 hours.

Scholarships may be revoked if a student does not follow the "Student Agreement" which is required to be signed at the time of registration.

Tuition Discounts

Multi-Student Discount
Families with more than one student participating in the Youth Symphony are automatically given a $50 discount per student.

School Music Program Discount
If your child participates in his/her 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 a student must write a short note to the Youth Symphony stating what program they are involved in and have it signed by their music instructor.

The $50 discount will not be deducted from tuition without the signature of their school music instructor.

Private lessons do not apply.