Tuition Information

Tuition Pricing - Call 617-680-6234 for more information

Tuition Rates for all NYO Program Level Memberships

  • Full Season Membership for Continuing Members $750.00
  • Full Season Membership for New Members $500.00
  • Mid-Season Membership for New Members $250 (Special Offer)

Base Tuition Rates for 2018-2019 Season

2018-2019  Tuition for all NYO ensembles: San Diego  Premier Symphony, Elite  Symphony, Junior Elite Symphony, Orchestra 1,  San Diego Select Wind  Ensemble, Elite Wind Ensemble, Concert Band.

Single Member Tuition Rate $750/Full year 
 Family Member Tuition Rate* $700/Full year  
 Mid - Season Tuition $400/Half year (No family discounts for half year tuition)

Late Tuition Rate $850/Full Year  
 (Continuing members after June 17th)

*Discounts are available for families with  two or  more students enrolled in NYO ensembles at a discount of $50 per  sibling  for full season.

General Payment Policies

Continuing Member Tuition Payment Policies

There  is an audition/registration fee of $50 for  continuing members who pay  after the April 30, 2018. Additionally this year, tuition will be due  before June 17, 2018 for the 2017-2018 season.  After the June 17th  tuition payment deadline, the "Late Tuition Rate"  will be $850 for  continuing members. No family discounts will be given  after the  deadline as well.

New Member Tuition Payment Policies
The new member tuition offer expires August 20, 2018. After a person has   completed their August auditions and has been placed into one of the   NYO ensembles, the payment must be make in full by the end of the day  of  August 20, 2018. New members who pay after that date will be charged   the regular tuition rate of $750. 

General Tuition and Membership Policies

San Diego Youth Orchestra - NYO New Youth Orchestra Program strives to  provide a high-quality music education program at the lowest possible  cost to the musicians’ families.

Discounts are available for families with two or more students enrolled in NYO ensembles at a discount of $50 per sibling. 

Tuition payments can be made through the online payment center or by check or money order and are due on or before June 17, 2018. If a payment must be made be a check or money  order, please make it payable  to “San Diego Youth Orchestra LLC”.  Payment is due in full at this time  unless other arrangements have been made in writing in advance and approved. For cost savings, please read  about early registration discount tuition rates.

For returning members, after the due date  (June 17, 2018) late tuition  is $850. Yearly tuition and audition fee  must be paid in full before attending auditions.

Tuition is non-refundable except in extreme circumstances, such as  military orders or medical emergency, and only  at the discretion of the NYO. Tuition is not pro-rated for musicians  joining the New Youth Orchestra Program after the start of the season.

Students are expected to attend all  scheduled rehearsals and are limited  to three excused absences per semester. Additional absences may result  in dismissal from the orchestra or place the student’s orchestra status  on probation.  Dismissal from the program is at the discretion of the conductor. There will be no refund granted to any student who is dismissed from the orchestra for any reason. 

Tuition cost includes: Auditions,  registration, All rehearsals and instruction, music use, and enrollment  into any additional NYO ensemble within the same "Ensemble Group" upon acceptance.

IMPORTANT: Please visit the 2018-2019 Season Calendar page before committing to NYO New Youth Orchestra Program.

Call 858-877-3696, and the office will  schedule you for an audition appointment. Auditions are for ensemble placement as well as seating auditions.

Feel free to call or email Mario Ramirez, NYO Executive Director if you have any questions.