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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.

May 26 | Deadline to apply for auditions

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 (TBA) | Deadline for the receipt of full tuition and fees, 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 Bay, and ISO Trinity Florentine Orchestras:  

$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.

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. Families who pay in full either through a single payment or summer payment plan (July-September) are eligible to pay 2016-2017 tuition rates. Please see your invoice, mailed in late June, for full details.

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.