YOPBC strives to provide a high-quality music education program for students ages 5 to 22, who wish to play an orchestral instrument, at a minimal cost to the musicians’ families.
Requirements & Procedures
Every student must complete an audition, and if accepted, is placed in one of our three 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 Orchestra will be required to re-audition if they wish to return for a future season.
New students must complete an audition before registration, in order to determine their orchestra placement.
The tuition is due and must be paid in full by August 24th
String, Symphony & Philharmonic Orchestras – $575
Training Orchestra – $375
Chamber Ensembles – $210
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 and 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.