Financial Contract

When you provide your digital signature as part of the registration process, you are agreeing to pay the fees as specified below.

Fees (or the first installment, if paying by installments) are due by the end of the third rehearsal of the group you are joining. For those that join later than the third rehearsal, fees will be charged pro-rata. 

If fees are not paid by the deadline, an additional late charge of $25 will be added, unless you have made other arrangements with SMYOC's Executive Director. If you continue to fail to pay, the student will no longer be permitted to participate in the program.

After payment is made, no portion of the fees paid or outstanding will be refunded or cancelled in the event of absence, withdrawal, or dismissal.

Financial Aid

It is our policy that no student be discouraged from participating due to financial hardship. Apply for need-based financial assistance here.

Sibling discounts

For SMYOC offers sibling discounts:

  • The second sibling’s tuition is $35 off of the annual tuition fee - use the code SIBLING2 at checkout

  • Any additional siblings can join tuition free

  • Additional siblings only need to pay the registration fee and fill out the papers - no need to select the ensemble at checkout


Annual fees for the full season (Fall and Spring), per student, are shown below.

Annual fees are due at the end of the third rehearsal.  

Youth Orchestra

  • $330 annual fee

Preparatory Strings Orchestra

  • $305 annual fee


  • $290 annual fee

  • Mandatory $25 performance attire fee

Payment by installments 

Two installations

  • due September and January

  • Youth Orchestra $170

  • Preparatory Strings Orchestra $158

  • Choir $150

Ten monthly installations

  • due monthly September - June

  • Youth Orchestra $35

  • Preparatory Strings Orchestra $33

  • Choir $31

Payment methods

  • You may pay online, or by check or cash

  • Checks should be made payable to SMYOC

  • Select your preferred option on the Registration page