Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras provides world-class orchestra training to students from across the Chicago region. Tuition costs cover approximately 33% of the cost of student programming, with the additional costs covered by donations, grants, and ticket sales. Tuition varies program to program based on the amount of instruction, rehearsal, and performance time provided, and in some cases, also varies based on additional CYSO ensembles a student is enrolled in.
We make our programs accessible to all students, regardless of their financial background. Need-based financial assistance is available for all CYSO programs.
CYSO Program Tuition Rates 2020-2021
Full and String Orchestras
|Jazz Orchestra for student also enrolled in another CYSO program||$550|
|Kaiso Steel Orchestra||$600|
|Kaiso for student also enrolled in another CYSO program||$450|
|Junior Steel Orchestra||$600|
|Junior Steel for student also enrolled in another CYSO program||$450|
|Groove Steel Ensemble||$450|
|Chamber Music (for SO and PO students)||$600|
|Chamber Music Only||$700|