TUITION


Tacoma Youth Symphony
$1100 Total
$290 deposit due on 9/1/19
$1050 total if paid in full by 9/28/19

Tacoma Young Artists Orchestra
$1090 total
$280 deposit due on 9/1/19
$1040 total if paid in full by 9/28/19

Tacoma Junior Youth Symphony
$1010 total
$200 deposit due on 9/1/19
$960 total if paid in full by 9/28/19

Tacoma String Philharmonia
$1000 total
$190 deposit due on 9/1/19
$950 total if paid in full by 9/28/19

Tacoma String Symphony
$970 total
$160 deposit due on 9/1/19
$920 total if paid in full by 9/28/19

Automatic Monthly Tuition payment plans with deposit due by 9/1/2019 and $135 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.     

 2019-20 Auditions

Appointments Available Now
Regular Season runs September 2019-May 2020


NEW 2019-20 SATURDAY REHEARSAL TIMES

Tacoma Youth Symphony   9:30 am-1:30 pm

Tacoma Young Artists Orchestra  9:30 am-12:30 pm

Tacoma Junior Youth Symphony  2:00 pm-4:30 pm

Tacoma String Philharmonia  2:15 pm-4:30 pm

Tacoma String Symphony  12:45 pm-2:45 pm


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 YOUTUBE VIDEO in lieu of an in-person audition.  Click here  for recording instructions.  Your video, required forms and fee are due by August 1st.



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.


                          Tacoma Youth Symphony Association

A Community Treasure