Important Dates for 2017-18
Please make a note of the following major dates on your calendars. ALL concerts (in bold) are mandatory to participate in FCYO. If you see potential conﬂicts, please address them with your ensemble’s conductor ASAP. There are still a few holes in the schedule as we ﬁrm up the season plans. We will notify as soon as we can. Thanks for your patience!
|July 7||Applications accepted|
|August 14-19||Live audition week for those that require it|
|September 9||First Rehearsal/Orientation – Aria, Philharmonic, Symphony|
|September 10||First Rehearsal/Orientation – Debut, Intermezzo|
|TBD||Youth Symphony Retreat|
|TBD||Youth Philharmonic & Aria Strings Retreat|
|November 18 (Sat)||Inaugural Concert|
|December 17 (Sun)||Holiday Concert|
|December 18 – Jan 5, 2018||Holiday Break (no rehearsals)|
|January 6/7, 2018||Resume rehearsals back from break|
|January, 2018 (TBD)||Youth Symphony Concerto Competition Preliminary/Final Rounds|
|March 5 (Mon)||Winter Concert|
|April 1||Easter/Spring Break (no rehearsals)|
|May 14 (Mon)||Spring Concert|
Rehearsal Schedule, Locations and Tuition
Annual tuition is shown in the chart below. Tuition can be in one payment or broken into 4 equal monthly payments during the first half of the season.
Special Inaugural Season Celebration – ALL tuitions REDUCED by $100 to celebrate the first season of FCYO!
Multiple Child Discount – The child in the most advanced orchestra pays full tuition. Each additional child receives a 20% discount of their tuition rates.
Within two weeks September 9/10 – $50 deposit due to reserve your seat
Balance Due Payment at Orientation.
Balance can be paid all at once OR in monthly payments through the end of 2017.
|ENSEMBLE||TUITION||DAY – TIME||LOCATION|
|Youth Symphony||Saturdays, 3:00p to 6:00p||TBA|
|Youth Philharmonic||Saturdays, 12:30p to 2:45p||TBA|
|Aria Strings||Saturdays, 10:00a to 12:00p||TBA|
|Intermezzo Strings||Sundays, 2:00p to 3:30p||TBA|
|Debut Strings||Sundays, 4:00p to 5:30p||TBA|
Scholarship and Financial Aid Information
Our tuition rates represent a great value, but we realize that sometimes a little help is needed. We will never turn away a talented musician from participating in FCYO due to lack of resources. FCYO and FCCMS raise money each year to fund a tuition and lesson assistance fund for our students in cases of need.
Tuition scholarships work on a sliding scale against the cost of tuition. The Federal Poverty guidelines are used to calculate the percentage of tuition scholarship. In combination with teacher recommendations, supporting income statements, a statement from student and parent and a weighted instrument score, scholarships are awarded in September for the entire season. Look under the “About/Financial” heading for the application.
Please note – the $50 tuition deposit is required regardless of any eventual scholarship award.