Tuition Information for the 2022-2023 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 – $850
  • Philharmonia Orchestra – $775
  • Concert Orchestra – $700
  • Sinfonietta – $675
  • Opus One – $600
  • Harp Program – $700
  • Chamber Music Program – $400


Tuition must be paid in full by Friday, August 12, or in two installments postmarked by Friday, August 12 and Tuesday, September 6. 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 cash, personal and cashier’s checks, money orders, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express credit cards.

Checks can be mailed to: PO Box 258039, Madison, WI 53725
Click here to pay online with a credit card through Stripe.

Credit card payments are subject to a 3% transaction fee. A $35 fee will be charged for any returned checks.

WYSO also accepts ACH fund transfers. Please email for details.


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 Saturday, September 10: Refund of total tuition paid minus a $50 processing fee.
  2. Dropout on Sunday, September 11 through Friday, November 4: $200 refunded.
  3. Dropout on/after Saturday, November 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. Click here to learn more about scholarship opportunities.