$825 annually
(non-refundable, except under extenuating circumstances)

Tuition for the Youth Symphony goes toward the costs of running the organization, including rental of our rehearsal space, concert venues, and audition rooms; insurance; compensation for the Music Director and Operations Manager; maintainance of our music library; purchasing new music as needed and copying and preparing music booklets for our musicians in fall, winter, and spring; and hiring coaches for three sectionals per year. Board members and families contribute countless hours of their time as well on a volunteer basis to help the orchestra run smoothly.


A $100 sibling discount is available for families with more than one musician in the symphony.

Financial Aid

No musician will be excluded due to financial need. Scholarships and financial aid are available. Please fill out the Financial Aid section of the Audition/Application Form to be considered for financial aid.

Payment Options (check or credit card accepted):

  1. Full payment: $825 due by Sept. 15
  2. Two installments: $412.50 due by Sept. 15 and Nov. 15
  3. Three installments: $275 due by Sept. 15, Oct. 15, and Nov. 15

(final payment must be made by Nov. 15)

If paying by check, please make your check payable to Santa Cruz County Youth Symphony and mail it to:

Santa Cruz County Youth Symphony
PO Box 566
Santa Cruz, CA 95061

If paying by credit card (via PayPal), choose from the dropdown, then click the yellow button to proceed:

Tuition Payments