Tuition & Financial Aid

QCSYE Tuition Rates

Youth Symphony Orchestra$490.00
Youth Philharmonic Orchestra$410.00
Youth String Ensemble $305.00
Prelude String Ensemble $240.00
Youth Choir$305.00

The Quad City Symphony Youth Ensembles is the premiere orchestral and choral program in the Northwest Illinois and Eastern Iowa region. Tuition covers approximately 40% of the total cost of programming, with additional costs covered by generous donations, grants, and ticket sales. Tuition varies program to program based on the amount of instruction, rehearsals, and performance time provided.

Invoicing and Payment Options

The QCSO Finance Department will email invoices to each student’s primary parent/guardian by or before Friday, August 2, 2019.

The invoice will reflect the $50 tuition deposit and any further discounts that apply and will include thorough payment instructions for each payment option.

Option 1: Pay In Full

If you would like to pay tuition in full, you can do so online (link will become available when invoices are sent). If the amount on your invoice is different than the options reflected in the link, please call Chelsea Schwarzkopf at (563) 424-7990 to pay in full.

Option 2: Pay in Four Installments

Payment arrangements must be made in advance with Chelsea Schwarzkopf, QCSYE General Manager. All payments will be collected via credit/debit card using an auto payment scheduled for the months of August, September, October, and November.

If you would like to make monthly installments, please call Chelsea Schwarzkopf at (563) 424-7990. Please Note: A $2.50 processing fee will be added to credit/debit card payments for the four installments described above.

Financial Aid Applicants

The QCSYE program is committed to preventing financial circumstances from becoming a barrier for any young musician’s participation in its ensembles. Financial aid will be considered for any musician who is accepted to an ensemble and submits the online financial aid application.

Musicians with a demonstrated need for financial assistance may be eligible for a partial or full scholarship on a case-by-case basis. Families can expect strict confidentiality regarding their application and award results. The Financial Aid Awards Committee is responsible for determining the number and amounts of awards provided. Every effort will be made to meet the needs of members and their families; however, we cannot guarantee that each member who applies will receive an award.

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