Registration and Tuition Info

Register to Play with MYS:
2021-2022 season now open

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)
    *The $40 registration fee is waived for students who qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch
  2. Fill out the Medical Form (mandatory)
  3. Fill out the Volunteer Form (optional)

Music Theory class registration is now open! Find out more about the program or register here.


Auditions for the 2021-2022 season will be submitted via video (smartphone videos are okay!). Instructions for submitting a video audition will be emailed after the applicant’s registration has been completed.

Audition by Feb 28th for Spring Term and placements will be made on a rolling basis through mid March.

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.

New and returning players audition before the start of each season to make sure they are placed in the best group for their ability level. MYS conductors determine what ensemble is the best fit for each student.

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

2021-2022 Tuition Fees

2021-2022 Winter Tuition

  • The 2021-2022 season tuition for Winter and Spring Terms for new students, beginning Winter Term for all ensembles is $540, except Portland and Hillsboro Overtures which is $520, and is due Friday, December 03, 2021, or within one week of student’s first rehearsal if starting after Dec. 4th. There is no additional charge to play in a second MYS ensemble.
  • Sibling discounts are offered: Your first student is billed at the full rate ($540), 2nd student receives a 15% discount ($460), and 3rd(+) student(s) receives an additional 15% ($390) off the 2nd student rate.
  • A $25 late fee will be assessed for any payments received after December 3rd or later than one week after student’s first rehearsal if starting after Dec. 4th.
  • Payment may be made by credit card via the MYS website (there is a $15 service fee).  Tuition can also be paid via check (payable to “MYS”) mailed to our office along with a Tuition Form.  Please write your student(s)’s name(s) in the memo line of the check.
  • We offer Tuition Assistance.  Please apply online or fill out a financial aid form (EnglishSpanish) and mail with required documents to the MYS office.
  • Installment Plans are available. For information about paying by installment, contact Sarah McLain at
  • Tuition is non-refundable. If the State of Oregon/Oregon Department of Health mandate that in-person gatherings are no longer possible, MYS will refund tuition pro-rated for rehearsals held. 
  • No student is turned away for lack of ability to pay, please contact us if you have concerns.

Music Theory Tuition

Music Theory tuition is $125 for the year. Follow the link below to register or learn more about our music theory program. Music Theory registration is closed for 2021-2022.

Tuition Assistance is Available

MYS believes that every student deserves access to music education, regardless of their background or economic circumstance. No student is turned away for lack of ability to pay. Please review the Financial Aid page for more information about Tuition Assistance and Installment Plans.