Tuition Information for the 2020-2021 season

Fees, Payment Schedules and Policies

Tuition for WYSO membership is tiered by orchestra level. Tuition represents less than 30% of the total cost to support a musician in the program. 

    • Youth Orchestra – $725
    • Philharmonia Orchestra – $675
    • Concert Orchestra – $600
    • Sinfonietta – $575
    • Opus One – $525
    • Harp Program – $600
    • Chamber Music Program – $275


Tuition must be paid in full by Friday, October 2, or in two installments postmarked by Friday, September 18 and Friday, October 2. A $50 late fee will be charged for any payment postmarked after the due date.

Should you wish to make a different payment arrangement, please email to discuss a payment plan. If no payment or payment arrangements have been made by the first rehearsal, the WYSO member will not be permitted to attend the rehearsal. 


WYSO accepts personal and cashier checks, money orders, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express credit cards. WYSO does not accept cash for tuition payment. Credit card payments are subject to a 3% transaction fee. A $35 fee will be charged for any returned checks.

Checks can be mailed to PO Box 258039, Madison, WI 53725. 

Click here to pay online with a credit card.

WYSO also accepts ACH fund transfers. Mail your invoice with ACH information to PO Box 258039, Madison, WI 53725. 


If for any reason, a member is unable to continue in the program, the tuition refund schedule is as follows:

1.  Dropout on or before Friday, October 16: Refund of total tuition paid minus a $50 processing fee.
2.  Dropout on Saturday, October 17 through Friday, December 4: $200 refunded.*
3.  Dropout on/after Saturday, December 5: No tuition refund.*
*Unpaid tuition will be invoiced according to the payment policy.

Scholarship applications are accepted any time during the year in the event of a family emergency that impacts the member’s financial situation.

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