Students pay annual tuition for participation in YC². Rates are based on quartet-sized ensembles or larger, for smaller ensembles or special requests, contact YC² for more information. Tuition covers only a portion of our expenses and TRYPO and PYSO engage in annual fund-raising to cover the balance. See below for information about potential tuition assistance for families who demonstrate need.
NOTE: Tuition rates for the 2018-19 school year were:
$450 for Education Track Groups
$550 for Performance Track Groups
Discount for TRYPO and PYSO members was offered.
2019-20 rates will be posted by August 1, 2019.
YC² is administrated by Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras (TRYPO), therefore all tuition payments are made to TRYPO.
All cancellations received by September 15 are under no obligation to continue in the process or pay tuition, other than a $50 non-refundable registration fee. After September 15, our No-Cancellation Time Window goes into effect and remains until the student's assigned group has met with their coach two times.
This No-Cancellation Time Window allows YC²'s highly-qualified coaches the time to carefully divide our 80+ registered students into chamber groups where they believe each student will develop musically and personally; and this time period gives our students adequate time to experience this for themselves. All cancellations received during or immediately after this time will be handled on a case-by-case basis by TRYPO's Executive Director.
Once you have accepted your position in your chamber music ensemble, you and your fellow musicians are now a team! Your teammates cannot participate without you and we commit the resources for the semester for your education and performance opportunities. Therefore there will be no tuition refunds permitted mid-semester.
We offer a financial aid and scholarship program to assist deserving students. Families should not be discouraged from applying to YC² due to financial limitations. YC² is administrated by TRYPO, in partnership with PYSO. Both are 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations committed to keeping costs as low as possible without diminishing the quality or depth of programming, and ensuring that no deserving young musician be denied participation based on financial means. In late September/early October, students being offered a position in an Education or Performance Track chamber group, will receive a Member Agreement. In that form, there is a place to notify us that you would like to be considered for tuition assistance. So for now, proceed with the application process; and we will be in touch in the Fall, once member agreements have been extended.