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Tuition Information for the 2024-2025 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 – $975
  • Philharmonia Orchestra – $925
  • Concert Orchestra – $875
  • Sinfonietta – $775
  • Opus One – $700
  • Harp Program (Orchestra) – $800
  • Harp Ensemble Only – $400
  • Chamber Music Program – $400
  • Flute Choirs – $350


Tuition must be paid in full by Friday, August 9, 2024 or in two installments postmarked by Friday, August 9, 2024 and Tuesday, September 3, 2024. WYSO will gladly set up payment plans (prior to the first rehearsal) with any families who are unable to make tuition payments as scheduled above. Please email to schedule a payment plan.

A $50 late fee will be charged for any payment postmarked after the due date. If no payment or payment arrangements have been arranged by the first rehearsal, the WYSO member will not be permitted to perform.

Tuition balance must be paid in full by April 2025. Failure to do so will preclude the member from performing.

Forms of Payment

WYSO accepts cash, personal and cashier’s checks, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express credit cards. A $35 fee will be charged for any returned checks. WYSO also accepts ACH fund transfers. Please contact to make ACH arrangements.

Checks can be mailed to: 1118 E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53703
Click here to pay online with a credit card through Stripe.

All credit/debit card payments will be charged a 4% convenience fee. .


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 7, 2024: Refund of total tuition paid minus a $50 processing fee.*
  2. Dropout on Sunday, September 8 , 2024 through Saturday, October 26,  2024: $200 refunded.*
  3. Dropout on/after Sunday, October 27, 2024: No tuition refund.*

*Unpaid tuition will be invoiced.

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.