The Spokane Youth Symphony organization is funded by tuition, grants, individual donations, concert attendance, donations, and group fundraising events. Our expenses include paid conductors, administrative staff, music specialists for workshops and sectionals, rent for rehearsal space, rent for concerts, music, instruments, equipment, printing costs and general overall organizational expenses. We strive to be conservative with our expenditures while dedicating our organization to provide an enriching educational experience.
The information below is reflective of a "normal" year. This year, COVID-19 has caused us to delay requiring monthly payments until January for those students who are participating in the in-person rehearsals. The amounts in red are the monthly payments due at the first of the month, beginning February 2021 until May 1 2021.
Full Tuition: Paid at time of enrollment and must be paid in full by September 30th or the account will then be moved to monthly payments, due by the 1st of each month.
Monthly Payments: Entrance Fee at time of enrollment and monthly payments due by the 1st of each month. A late fee of $15 may be added for each month when tuition is not paid by the 5th of the month.
Tuition Assistance is available for students whose family income qualifies. Go to the Tuition Assistance page for information and to download the application.
Tuition Amounts with Payment Options:
Spokane Youth Symphony Orchestra
Full Tuition: $600 per year (includes Entrance Fee)
Monthly Payments: $100 Entrance Fee due at enrollment plus $75 per month September through April
Spokane Youth Philharmonic
Full Tuition: $550 per year (includes Entrance Fee)
Monthly Payments: $90 Entrance Fee due at enrollment plus $70 per month September through April
Spokane Youth Sinfonietta
Full Tuition: $500 per year (includes Entrance Fee)
Monthly Payments: $80 Entrance Fee due at enrollment plus $65 per month September through April
Spokane Youth Strings
Full Tuition: $425 per year (includes Entrance Fee)
Monthly Payments: $70 Entrance Fee due at enrollment plus $57 per month September through April
Payment is required to enroll. Pay online with credit card or by check.
1) Pay in Full (entrance fee is included)
Monthly payments (September through April) must be received by the 1st day of the month. A late fee of $15 will be assessed on the 6th day of each month for payments not received according to schedule. Students enrolling late in the season will pay the Entrance Fee plus tuition for the month in which they join the orchestra and each month thereafter through April 2019.
Those who choose to pay monthly with a credit card through our online shopping site are responsible to make the payments in a timely manner. To have automatic payments, you should set this up with your bank.
If a family has multiple students enrolled, the child in the highest orchestra will pay 100% tuition and the rest of the siblings will receive 20% off the fee of the orchestra in which they are enrolled. If the “primary child” who is paying full tuition drops out rates will be re-calculated.
If a family qualifies for tuition assistance, they will not be allowed to take advantage of the multi-sibling discount. Discount is not cumulative.
Multiple Child Discounted Tuitions are as follows:
Full Tuition Payment Plan for additional sibling after 20% reduction: (Full Tuition includes Entrance Fee)
Symphony - $480
Philharmonic - $440
Sinfonietta - $400
Strings - $340
Entrance Fee and Monthly Payments for additional sibling after 20%
Entrance fee - $80;
Monthly payments, (Sept.-April) - $60
Entrance fee - $72
Monthly payments, (Sept.-April) - $56
Entrance fee - $64
Monthly payments, (Sept.-April) - $52
Entrance fee - $56
Monthly payments, (Sept.-April) - $45.60
MAIL CHECKS TO:
P.O. Box 9547
Spokane, WA 99209