Tuition

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Participation in the Oklahoma Youth Orchestras is a season-long commitment (August through May). We encourage you to talk as a family about this commitment as tuition refunds are not available to students who chose 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 tuition paid be granted to families withdrawing from the program due to extenuating circumstances. Pro-rated tuition 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 tuition increases are to be expected every few years. In 2019 tuition increased on average by 6.5% for the auditioned ensembles (OYO, OYP, OYW, OYG, Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia, and Philharmonia). Please note the amounts below are subject to change.

Ensemble Tuition (Joining Nov. 15, 2021)

Students wishing to join the ensembles below on November 15 are offered a prorated tuition due to the later start date. Tuition will be due by the evening of November 15, 2021. You may mail us a check, bring a check with you to rehearsal, or set up a payment plan. Please contact our Program Manager Elizabeth Venegas if you have any questions. 
Families who apply for Financial Aid are exempt from tuition payment deadlines; Your award announcement will include instructions to pay remaining (if any) tuition.

  • Oklahoma Youth Orchestra (OYO) and Percussion Ensemble (PERC): $450

  • Oklahoma Youth Philharmonic (OYP): $350

  • Oklahoma Youth Winds (OYW): $350 

  • Chamber Orchestra (CO): $300

  • Sinfonia (SINF): $300

  • Festival Winds (FW): $270

  • Festival Strings (FS): $245

Full Season Tuition and Due Dates

  • Oklahoma Youth Orchestra (OYO) and Percussion: $650

  • Oklahoma Youth Philharmonic Strings (OYP): $500

    • OYP Winds and Brass: $350 (prorated tuition due to later start date)​​

  • Oklahoma Youth Winds (OYW): $350 (prorated tuition due to later start date.)

  • Chamber Orchestra: $450

  • Sinfonia: $450

  • Festival Winds: $400

  • Festival Strings: $300

  • Studio Rockestra (formerly Rockin’ Strings): $400 (or only $250 for students already enrolled in another OKYO ensemble)

- Online Tuition payments for the auditioned ensembles (the top 5 above) are due September 1st, or students may bring a check made out to Oklahoma Youth Orchestras to their first rehearsal.

- Tuition for Festival Winds, Festival Strings, and Studio Rockestra is due October 15.

- Tuition for families who join late is due 30 days after your first rehearsal.

- Families who apply for Financial Aid are exempt from tuition payment deadlines; Your award announcement will include instructions to pay remaining (if any) tuition.

Payment Plans and More

Your options include: requesting Financial Aid, Paying in full online, Paying in full with a check, or creating your personalized payment plan to pay in installments until May 1.

Pay in Full online - Click here for a video tutorial. 

 Set up a Payment Plan  -