Tuition & Scholarships

2018-19 TUITION RATES 

Tuition Deposit: At the time of orchestra placement confirmation, a $100 tuition deposit per student is required (for example, 1 child=$100, 2 children=$200, etc). The tuition deposit applies to your total tuition amount due. Remaining balances and retreat fees are due by: August 31, 2018. Tuition may be paid in full, or in trimester installments ($30 processing fee for trimester installment payment plan). Trimester payments are due on: August 31, November 17, and February 16. 

String Orchestra: $600 + Retreat Fees*

Balance due if paying in full (total tuition amount minus $100 deposit)=$500

Balance due if paying by trimester (total tuition amount minus $100 deposit + $30 service fee)=$177/trimester. Trimester payment due dates: August 31, November 17, and February 16

Philharmonic Orchestra: $635 + Retreat Fees*

Balance due if paying in full (total tuition amount minus $100 deposit)=$535

Balance due if paying by trimester (total tuition amount minus $100 deposit + $30 service fee)=$188/trimester. Trimester payment due dates: August 31, November 17, and February 16

Repertory Orchestra: $730 + Retreat Fees*

Balance due if paying in full (total tuition amount minus $100 deposit)=$630

Balance due if paying by trimester (total tuition amount minus $100 deposit + $30 service fee)=$220/trimester. Trimester payment due dates: August 31, November 17, and February 16

Symphony Orchestra: $750 + Retreat Fees*

Balance due if paying in full (total tuition amount minus $100 deposit)=$650

Balance due if paying by trimester (total tuition amount minus $100 deposit + $30 service fee)=$227/trimester. Trimester payment due dates: August 31, November 17, and February 16

Family Discount: There is a 10% discount for families with multiple children in the program.

*2018-19 Retreat fees: Philharmonic/Repertory/Symphony: $115; String Orchestra: $45. Retreat fees are due on: TBD. Retreat fees are separate from tuition and must be paid in full by: TBD.

TUITION WORK CREDIT PROGRAM

MYS offers a tuition work credit program to ensure that all qualified students may participate. Students, parents and guardians may earn tuition credit in exchange for completing work assignments at MYS rehearsals, concerts, and other activities as required. Participation in this program is based on financial need, work experience, and the ability to meet assigned work requirements. Download the the 2018-19 Tuition Work Credit Application.

Donations to the Carissa Hayen Memorial Scholarship Fund provide some of the financial support for our Tuition Work Credit Program.

TUITION REFUNDS

If you leave at any point during a trimester, for any reason, you are still responsible for paying tuition for that trimester. If you have paid the full season tuition, MYS will issue a refund minus any applicable discount(s) for additional family members or student referrals, and a $25.00 processing fee. No refunds are made once the first rehearsal of a trimester begins.

MARY WEST MEMORIAL STRING SCHOLARSHIP

The Mary West Memorial String Scholarship is an annual award given to a deserving student. Funds for this scholarship are provided by donations made to the Mary West Memorial Fund. The funds are administered and distributed through MYS by a Selection Committee.

The $500 scholarship award may be used for private violin, viola, cello or bass instruction, music camps, or other pursuits that will give the student a continuing education in music. The scholarship will be awarded at the final concert of the MYS season. Click here for an application. Deadline to apply: March 9, 2019.