• The CYSO is a nonprofit organization offering professionaly directed orchestral experience to school-age musicians.
  • Major funding is provided by businesses, foundations, government, and parents.
Annual Costs of CYSO Membership
 2016-17 Tuition (per musician)  $550.00
 Community Support Deposit (per family, see below)  $125.00
 Total: $675.00

Community Support Program

The CYSO depends on parental involvement for its success. We need help with administrative tasks, events, projects, concerts, and fundraising, and we ask that each family volunteer six hours of time during the season. We require an annual $125 deposit per family, which is refunded upon completion of the volunteer hours.  Please carefully read the details of this community support program in our student handbook, which can be downloaded at the bottom of the Rehearsals page.

School Music Participation

CYSO requires student participation in public- or private-school music programs (home-school students are exempt). Please download, fill out, and return the School Music Participation Form with the appropriate signatures. download 

Financial Aid

The CYSO offers financial aid for qualifying families.  To apply, email Michelle Orman with the musician's name, amount you're requesting, and the reason for financial hardship.  Applications must be received by August 15. 

Payment plans are also available for economically stressed families. To apply, contact Accounts Manager Cedra Kuehn.

Permission for Use of Images

The CYSO uses images of students to promote a wide range of programs and activities. For students' safety and privacy, the use of images is strictly controlled. Identification details—students' last names, addresses, phone numbers—are never published.

Please indicate whether or not you give CYSO permission to use your child's photo in the organization's publications, websites, videos, and external media.


  I permit my child's photo(s) to appear in CYSO printed publications
 I permit my child's photo(s) to appear on CYSO websites, videos, and electronic publications
  I permit my child's photo(s) to be used by CYSO in external media
 I DO NOT permit my child's photo(s) to be used