2020 Registration and Tuition Info

Registration for the 2020-2021 season is open!

Register to Play with MYS

We recommend that students (except Beginning Strings) have at least one year of experience before auditioning for an MYS ensemble. Musicians through the second year of college can apply.

You can register by filling out the registration form below.

  1. Fill out the Registration Form  and pay the non-refundable Registration Fee (mandatory)
  2. Fill out the Medical Form (mandatory)
  3. Fill out the Volunteer Form (optional)
  4. Interested in our Theory Class or Saturday Beginning Strings program? Click the links to find out more!


Auditions for the 2020-2021 season will be submitted via video (smartphone videos are okay!). Instructions for submitting a video audition will be emailed after the registration process has been completed.

If you are unable to submit a video audition, please complete the registration process and check the box at the end of the registration form that indicates you need an alternate way to audition and you will be contacted by MYS staff.

Due to processing times, if an applicant’s video is received after August 14, we cannot guarantee placement in an ensemble by the first rehearsal of the season. Auditions will be accepted after August 14 and ensemble placements will be made on a rolling basis throughout the Fall.

We also offer mid-year enrollment for the Winter/Spring Term, which begins in January.

Check out tips for a successful video audition and audition requirements.

2020-2021 Tuition Information

Due to the ongoing pandemic, MYS is planning to offer online sessions for Fall Term, which begins September 12.  We hope to return to in-person rehearsals on January 9, 2021.  If that is not possible, we will continue with the online format.

Fall Tuition

  • Tuition for the Fall Term of the 2020-20201 season is $285 for all ensembles except Portland and Hillsboro Overture Strings which is $260. Tuition is due September 12, 2020 (the first day of rehearsal).  A $20 late fee will be assessed after that date.
  • Sibling Discount: 1st enrolled student is billed at the full ensemble rate, 1st Sibling tuition rate is $245, 2nd Sibling is $215.
  • Once your student has received placement in an ensemble, tuition may be paid by credit card via the website or by check. There is a $5 processing fee if paying by credit card.
  • To pay tuition by check fill out the Tuition Form and write your student(s)’s name(s) in the memo line of the check.
  • We offer Financial Aid and Installment Plans. Please fill out a financial aid form either online or download and submit by mail with required documents to the MYS office.  For more information about paying by installment, contact Sarah McLain at programs@playmys.org.
  • Tuition is non-refundable.

Winter/Spring Tuition

Winter/Spring Tuition amounts will be communicated as soon as we know the status of in-person rehearsals.  Winter/Spring Tuition will be due December 12, 2020.

Music Theory Class

Music Theory Tuition is $110 for the year.  Fall Term classes will take place online.  The format for the Winter/Spring Term is to be determined. To enroll in Music Theory, please complete the Music Theory Registration Form in addition to the main registration form.

Tuition Assistance is Available

MYS believes that every student deserves access to music education, regardless of their background or economic circumstance. Please review the Financial Aid page for information.