A Community Treasure

                          Tacoma Youth Symphony Association

TUITION


Tacoma Youth Symphony
$880 Total
$220 deposit due on 9/1/16
$830 total if paid in full by 10/1/2016

Tacoma Young Artists Orchestra
$880 total
$220 deposit due on 9/1/16
$830 total if paid in full by 10/1/2016

Tacoma Junior Youth Symphony
$820 total
$160 deposit due on 9/1/16
$770 total if paid in full by 10/1/2016

Tacoma String Philharmonia
$810 total
$150 deposit due on 9/1/16
$760 total if paid in full by 10/1/2016

Tacoma String Symphony
$810 total
$150 deposit due on 9/1/16
$760 total if paid in full by 10/1/2016

Automatic Monthly Tuition payment plans with deposit due on 9/1/2016 and $110 payments due the 1st of each month from October 1st through February 1st.  The March 1st payment adjusted to balance. 

Family Discount
(one per family) will be applied to final payment.     

 2016-17 Auditions


Appointments Available Now
Regular Season runs September 2016-May 2017

Please wait 24 hours after submitting your application to call for an audition appointment.






Preparation:  Prepare a classical solo of your choice, no accompaniment, that will demonstrate technical proficiency, tone production, and musicianship; consult your music teacher when selecting a piece.  This is an audition and not a performance, expect to be stopped before you complete your piece.  A short excerpt from an orchestral score will be provided for sight-reading.  High school and older woodwind and percussion players should prepare the excerpts linked on the Audition Application page.  In the RARE instance that you cannot make it on your assigned day, you will need to submit a Tape/CD Recording in lieu of an in-person audition.  Click here for recording instructions.



Theory classes are also available.


Application:  Please complete the Audition Application online and submit it.  Wait 24 hours and then call (253) 627-2792  between 10 am and 3 pm to schedule your audition appointment.  Print out and sign the Agreement Form and bring it with you to your scheduled appointment.  Arrive 30 minutes before your audition.  The audition fee is $60.






Policy on School Music Participation


It is important to us that all students and their parents be familiar with the school music policy of the Tacoma Youth Symphony Association (TYSA) and that they understand and agree to support it.  To provide us with a record of your knowledge of this policy, we ask that you complete and sign the above form designating such.  We appreciate your adherence to and support of this policy.


  • An important aspect of membership in any TYSA orchestra or one of its adjunct programs is simultaneous participation by the student musician in their school's instrumental music program.
  • TYSA strongly supports music education in the schools.  School music programs offer the student musician opportunities for daily ensemble participation which is complemented by their involvement in the TYSA orchestras.
  • Participation in school music, in TYSA and in private lessons are three elements of a well-rounded music education.