Tuition Rates & Fees

Tuition Rates & Fees

2022-2023 TUITION DUE JULY 26

ESYO strives to keep tuition costs as low as possible.  Whether you pay your tuition all at once, over time, or through tuition assistance, ESYO provides flexible, easy, and convenient ways to pay your tuition.

Do not let economic hardship be a barrier. Since our founding, ESYO has upheld an important promise to our musicians— anyone who successfully auditions for an ESYO Ensemble is able to participate, independent of financial considerations. ESYO musicians may apply for need-based tuition assistance.

2022-2023 Tuition Rates

  • ESYO Symphony Orchestra
    $1500 (includes Carnegie Hall performance and the Frost Valley retreat) 
  • ESYO Repertory Orchestra
    $1200 (includes the Frost Valley retreat)

  • ESYO Wind Orchestra
  • ESYO String Orchestra
  • ESYO Concertino Strings
  • Youth Jazz Orchestra

  • Repertory Jazz Orchestra

  • Youth Percussion Ensemble

  • Repertory Percussion Ensemble

  • Chamber Percussion Ensemble

  • Concert Chorale
    $350 per semester- Concert Chorale members may choose to participate in the fall semester and/or the spring semester. The fall semester includes the Melodies of Christmas.

  • Chamber Orchestra
    $250 + Primary Ensemble Tuition


A discount of $50 per tuition is available for multiple tuitions in one family (e.g., more than one musician in ESYO) OR membership by one musician in two or more ensembles.


Accepted applicants must register online by July 26, 2021. ESYO offers two automatic payment plans.  Simply email Lisa Stulmaker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set up the payment plan that is right for you and make your first payment before Monday, July 26, 2021.

2-Payment Plan

Balance to be paid in two (2) installments. 50% paid at registration and 50% paid in January. An invoice will be sent at the beginning of January. 

10-Payment Plan

Balance to be paid in ten (10) installments on the 15th of each month August-May.  

10% paid each month. An automatic payment must be set up with Lisa Stulmaker to complete your registration. Please note that there is a $25 fee for the 10 Payment Plan option.


Pay your tuition in full, choose a payment plan that is right for you, or apply for tuition assistance. 

A 2.5% processing fee is associated with all credit card payments.


If your tuition is paid in full:

Before the first rehearsal

Full tuition paid less the $200 commitment deposit.

Before November 1

50% tuition paid less the $200 commitment deposit.

After November 1

No refund

If you are on an ESYO payment plan:

Before the first rehearsal

2 Payment Plan- Full tuition paid to date less the $200 commitment deposit.

10 Payment Plan- No refund. Must pay the difference between the amount paid and the $200 commitment deposit.

After the first rehearsal

No refund