REGISTRATION

YOPBC strives to provide a high-quality music education program for students ages seven to 22, who wish to play as members of a youth orchestra. YOPBC tries to keep the membership tuition low, to ensure that the YOPBC experience is accessible to young musicians from all income groups.

Requirements & Procedures

Every student must complete an audition. If accepted, students are placed in one of our four orchestras. This placement is based on age, playing ability, and musical maturity, as determined by the artistic staff.

Once accepted, the musician may remain a member until he/she reaches age 22, chooses to leave, or is asked to leave.

Members in good standing (including financially) are not required to re-audition each year but must complete the registration process to return the following year. Musicians who choose to leave or are asked to leave the YOPBC will be required to re-audition if they wish to return for a future season.

 

Tuition Costs

Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, YOPBC will offer a half-season this year, beginning on January 10, 2021.

New students must complete an audition before registration to determine their orchestra placement.

Registration on or before October 15, 2020

String, Symphony and Philharmonic orchestras:
$300 per musician

Chamber Ensembles:
$110 per musician (string, brass, woodwind,
saxophone, percussion)

Training Orchestra:
$200 per musician

Registration after October 15, 2020

String, Symphony and Philharmonic orchestras:
$350 per musician

Chamber Ensembles:

$150 per musician (string, brass, woodwind,
saxophone, percussion)

Training Orchestra:
$250 per musician

REGISTRATION

Complete your registration online.

MEDICAL FORM

Download the form and bring the first day.

AUDITIONS

Schedule your audition appointment

Refund Policy

Tuition and Fees are not refundable under any circumstances and are not pro-rated for musicians joining YOPBC after the start of the season. Refund and attendance policies are further outlined in the musician’s handbook

Financial Assistance & Scholarships

Need and merit-based scholarships as well as tuition payment plans are available upon request for those families needing assistance to meet YOPBC financial requirements. To apply for assistance a scholarship application form must be completed as part of the registration process.

Limited scholarships are available to those families demonstrating financial need.

Please contact the Executive Director for application forms.

Auditions

Auditions are usually held several times a year, and open to any young musicians, ages five to 22, who plays an orchestral instrument.
Every student must complete an audition. Once accepted, the student is placed in one of YOPBC’s four orchestras. This placement, based on age, playing ability, and musical maturity, is determined by the artistic staff. Once accepted, the musician may remain a member until he/she reaches age 22, chooses to leave, or is asked to leave.

Re-auditions are not required

Members in good standing (including financially) are not required to re-audition each year, but must complete the registration process to return the
following year. Musicians who choose to leave or are asked to leave the Orchestra will be required to re-audition if they wish to return for a future season.

Auditions Dates

In an effort to keep everyone safe, May and August auditions took place virtually using the Google Classroom platform. The next audition date will be on December 6, 2020. Details to be announced.