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Tuition and Fees


Application Fee 2017/2018 Season: $75 for all ensembles

The application fee for all auditioning students is due before scheduling the student’s audition

The application fee is only refundable if a student is not placed in an ensemble. Only in cases of extreme financial hardship will the application fee be waived upon submission of a financial aid application before the student’s audition.


Deadlines & Important Dates

Please note that this information is subject to change.

June 2| Deadline for payment of $75 registration fee or complete financial aid application in order to schedule audition

End of June | Families receive ensemble placement and other information via email

September 1 | Priority deadline for financial aid application; awards are on a first-come-first-served basis

September 15 | Deadline to receive early bird discount (see invoice received in June)

November 1 | Deadline for the receipt of full tuition and fees (below), or choice of a payment plan.


Registration, Program and Concert Fees, and Tuition for the 2017/2018 Season

The tuition and fees listed below are for the entire year and are subject to change. 

ISO Symphony:

$500 Tuition and $500 Program and Concert Fee

Symphonic Band and Concert Orchestra:

$1,445 Tuition and $500 Program and Concert Fee

Carnegie Hill Orchestra:

$1,365 Tuition and $500 Program and Concert Fee

MorningsideISO at Turtle BayISO Trinity Florentine Orchestras and Intermediate Band

$1,315 Tuition and $500 Program and Concert Fee

Parents will be billed once auditions are completed. The bill will include several payment options and information about applying for financial aid.

  • Parents received an invoice in June that lists a special discounted rate for those able to pay in full or by summer payment plan before September 15.
  • Families who do not take advantage of summer payment options will receive a new invoice in September reflecting the rates above, and will have the option to set up a school year payment plan

Families with more than one student in an ISO ensemble receive a $300 discount on 2017-18 tuition and fees for each additional child enrolled in ISO. This discount applies only if tuition is paid in full, whether all at once or through a payment plan. Families who pay in full either through a single payment or summer payment plan (July-September) are eligible to pay 2016-2017 tuition rates.

Tuition and fees include:

  • Weekly rehearsals, September through mid-May with ISO’s conductors and coaches
  • Day-long retreats with full and sectional rehearsals and social activities
  • Music for all performances
  • Participation in concerts at major New York City venues, plus community and school concerts
  • Free workshops and seminars as noted in the schedule
  • Opportunity to perform a concerto selection with ISO Symphony or Concert Orchestra in the Honors Recital (for Symphony and Concert Orchestra members)
  • Subscription to semi-monthly e-newsletter, Subito, with ISO news along with free/discounted concert offers and scholarship opportunities

More information is available at the Financial Aid & Tuition Discount page.