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Participation in the Oklahoma Youth Orchestras is a season-long commitment (September through May). We encourage you to talk as a family about this commitment as membership due refunds are not available to students who choose to not complete the year. Please evaluate your yearly schedule in order to be sure that you will be able to fulfill this time commitment. In very rare cases will a refund of dues paid be granted to families withdrawing from the program due to extenuating circumstances. Pro-rated membership dues may be offered to students who enroll after the season has started based on concerts completed.
As a part of ensuring a healthy OKYO organization for years to come and in order to keep up with rising costs, modest membership dues increases are to be expected every few years. The 2023-24 Membership Dues are outlined below and represent an increase of approximately 3% over last season. This increase will allow OKYO to continue to provide a high level of programming and opportunities for our students, and if broken down, is less than $10 per instructional hour across all ensembles.
2023-24 Full Season Membership Dues and Due Dates
Oklahoma Youth Orchestra (OYO) and Percussion: $705 - Pay Online Here
Oklahoma Youth Philharmonic Strings (OYP): $540 - Pay Online Here
OYP Winds and Brass: $380 (prorated dues for later start date) - Pay Online Here
Oklahoma Youth Winds (OYW): $380 (prorated dues for later start date.) - Pay Online Here
Chamber Orchestra (CO): $490 - Pay Online Here
Sinfonia (SINF): $490 - Pay Online Here
Festival Winds (FW): $430 - Pay Online Here
Festival Strings (FS): $325 - Pay Online Here
Studio Rockestra (SR): $430 - Pay Online Here
*Please note: a 4% convenience charge is added on Square to all membership dues paid by credit card to cover Square's online processing fees. Therefore, we encourage you to pay your membership dues by check!*
-If you are paying by check, please put your Student ID in the memo line of the check so we can credit the payment correctly to your account. Your Student ID is “LastNameStudentName-Ensemble” (Example: VenegasFrancisco-OYO). If a family has multiple students, then “LastNameFamily-Ensemble/Ensemble” (Example: MarkesFamily-OYO/CO/SINF).
Shortcodes for each ensemble are listed above with membership dues amounts.
-Online dues payments for OYO, OYP strings, Chamber Orchestra and Sinfonia are due September 11, or students may bring a check made out to Oklahoma Youth Orchestras to their first rehearsal.
- Membership dues for OYP Winds & Brass, OYW, Festival Strings, Festival Winds, and Studio Rockestra are due in November.
- Dues for families who join late is due 30 days after your first rehearsal.
- Families who apply for Special Scholarships are exempt from payment deadlines; Your award announcement will include instructions to pay remaining (if any) membership dues.
Payment Plans, Sibling Discounts and More
Your options include: requesting Special Scholarships, paying in full online, paying in full with a check, or creating your personalized payment plan to pay in installments until May 1.
If your family has more than one student participating in OKYO ensembles, please reach out to Elizabeth Chrisman at Elizabeth@okyomusic.org to receive a 15% discount on your additional student(s).
To sign up for a payment plan, please click here: