Applications are now OPEN for Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Ensembles Spring 2017 Auditions, which will be held on May 7th, 2017. These auditions are for Level 3 strings only. AUDITION INFO
Auditions for the 2017-2018 season for all instruments at all levels will be held in Fall 2017.
If you would like to be notified of our future auditions, please fill out the audition form and indicate your intended starting season under Desired Orchestra(s). Click here: AUDITION INFO
As with the great majority of youth orchestras across the country, the Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Ensembles (SRSYE) depend upon grants, community support, and tuition fees. SRSYE tuition rates are lower than the national average, and are significantly lower than comparable Northern California Youth Orchestras. This season, due to increased expenses, we have decided to raise tuition by a modest 3% for some groups.
Fees include tuition and a nonrefundable $25 fee for materials. The following are annual tuition rates:
|String Orchestra Workshop (8 wks)
|Young People's Chamber Orchestra
The total tuition amount, plus the materials fee ($25) is due no later than the second rehearsal. Musicians who have not completed payment of tuition by the end of the second rehearsal may be dismissed from the ensemble.
A 10% tuition discount may apply for families with more than one musician participating in a SRSYE, and for families with one musician participating in several ensembles. Please bring this to our attention to determine if you qualify.
Any student who withdraws from one of the ensembles, and who notifies the Education Department by the Wednesday after the second rehearsal, will receive a refund of the tuition paid, less the $25 materials fee and a $25 processing fee. There will be no tuition refunds or credits issued after this date.
If a musician joins one of the ensembles mid-season tuition will be half of the amount listed above.
A limited number of financial aid awards are available each season to help members cover tuition fees. Student eligibility is based upon family income and expenses, using criteria created by the State of California Department of Education. You may obtain a financial aid application by requesting one from the SRS Education Department or by printing the forms from the SRS website at www.santarosasymphony.com. Please note that financial aid recipients are not eligible for other tuition discounts.
Deadlines for financial aid vary and are posted on the SRS website. Applications received prior to the deadline are given preference over those received following the deadline.