Tuition is billed on a semester basis. Per semester tuition rates are:
Youth Symphony ~ $250
Jazz Orchestra ~ $250
Concert Orchestra ~ $230
Prep Orchestra ~ $150
Ensemble ~ $150
Ensemble as add-on to a main orchestra ~ $100
Youth Music Illinois offers full or partial tuition scholarships to help students who would otherwise be unable to participate in our programs due to financial barriers. We strive to make our programs accessible for all young musicians regardless of available income. Because financial aid funds are limited, scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need and follow the Income Eligibility Guidelines for the USDA’s Child Nutrition Programs. Scholarship recipients may be required to perform a solo or chamber work on a recital in exchange for the scholarship.
It is our goal to make sure that every enthusiastic, hard-working young musician is able to participate in our programs. All students enrolled who have successfully completed the audition process and have been accepted into an orchestra or small ensemble are eligible to apply for financial aid. (See application form below)
Please contact the Executive Director at ExecDir@youthmusicillinois.org if you have any questions.