Tuition

Students pay a registration fee plus annual tuition for participation in YC². Discounts apply for members of TRYPO, PYSO, and City Music Center; as well as eligible returning YC² members. 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. 

Registration Fee All
Registrants
All students registering must pay a $25 non-refundable Registration Fee, which includes admission to our three-week September Session. Payment is due within two weeks after submitting registration. $25
Students who complete September Session earn $25 discount off YC2 2017-18 Tuition.
September Session Total
Tuition
September Session tuition is included in your Registration Fee. Included
Incoming and returning students from TRYPO, PYSO, and all other interested chamber students are encouraged to participate, in order to have the best chance of being placed in a chamber group this fall.
Education Track
(Beginning and Intermediate Musicians)
Total
Tuition
Regular Season Tuition
(Do not pay Education Track tuition until after acceptance of group assignment. Then 50% due Oct.15, 2017; 50% due Jan. 15, 2018)
$450
Discount for 2017-18 Member of Symphonette or CMC -$100
Discount for Returning YC2 Students
(YC2 in Chautauqua 2017 or 2016-17 YC2 students who completed their track requirements)
-$50
Discount if Student Completes September Session 2017 -$25
Performance Track
(Advanced Musicians)
Total
Tuition
Regular Season Tuition
(Do not pay Performance Track tuition until after acceptance of group assignment. Then 50% due Oct. 15, 2017; 50% due Jan. 15, 2018)
$550
Discount for 2017-18 Member of YPO, PYSO, or CMC -$100
Discount for Returning YC2 Students
(YC2 in Chautauqua 2017 or 2016-17 YC2 students who completed their track requirements)
-$50
Discount if Student Completes September Session 2017 -$25
Community Connections Mini-Track
(All playing levels)
Total
Tuition
Regular Season Tuition $75
Membership in Community Connections is included for all YC2 Education and Performance Track Members N/A
Discount if Student Completes September Session 2017 -$25

Payment Information

YC² is administrated by TRYPO, therefore all tuition payments are made to TRYPO

Pay by Check: (preferred method): Make checks payable to TRYPO - please note "YC²" on the memo line.  Mail to: TRYPO, 212 Ninth Street, Suite 601, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Pay in Person:  Hand deliver your check payable to TRYPO to a TRYPO or YC² staff member. Please do not submit payments to coaches.

Pay via Paypal:  Visit www.paypal.me/trypo and follow directions on the screen to pay by checking or credit card. In the "Special Message for Charity" box, please indicate this is for "YC² Tuition."


Cancellation Policy

All cancellations received by September 15 are under no obligation to continue in the process or pay tuition, other than the $25 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.


Tuition Assistance

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.