Tuition

Purpose

Finances are required to keep our wonderful program running.  In fact, tuition helps pay for many of the resources needed for rehearsals and concerts.  For example, costs are incurred for each rehearsal including classroom rental, energy fees, choir folders, music, educational supplies, computers, amplifiers, and keyboards.  During concerts additional expenses are required.  Some of these include theater rental, piano rental, hiring a pianist and theater technician to manage the sound and lights.  Therefore, payment is required to cover these costs.

Rates

The cost of tuition is different for both Beginning Choir and Advanced ChoirBeginning Choir Rates will be lower because rehearsals are one hour long.  In contrast, Advanced Choir Rates will require  additional tuition because rehearsals are two hours long.

Payment Options

In order to meet the needs of families, two different payment options are available for both beginning and advanced choir students.  The first option available is monthly tuition payments.  The second option is a single Semester payment.   Both of the payment options are explained below.

Beginning Choir Tuition

Monthly Tuition:  $20.00

The first option is the Monthly Tuition Plan.  For the Fall Semester, August-November, four payments of $20.00 are required.  For the Spring Semester, January-April, four payments of $20.00 are required.  That is to say, monthly payments are not dependent on how many rehearsals are in one month.  It is a flat $20.00 monthly fee.

Semester Tuition:  $65.00

The second option is the Semester Tuition Plan.  Comparatively, for one year enrollment in Vail Youth Voices two semester payments are required.  One payment of $65.00 is required for the Fall Semester, August-November.  A second semester payment of $65.00 is required for the Spring Semester, January-April.  The Semester Tuition Plan includes a discount.  It is important to realize that attending both semesters is optional.

Advanced Choir Tuition

Monthly Tuition:  $40.00

The first option is the Monthly Tuition Plan.  For the Fall Semester, August-November, four payments of $40.00 are required.  For the Spring Semester, January-April, four payments of $40.00 are required.  That is to say, monthly payments are not dependent on how many rehearsals are in one month.  It is a flat $40.00 monthly fee.

Semester Tuition:  $130.00

The second option is the Semester Tuition Plan.  Comparatively, for one year enrollment in Vail Youth Voices two semester payments are required.  One payment of $130.00 is required for the Fall Semester, August-November.  A second semester payment of $130.00 is required for the Spring Semester, January-April.  The Semester Tuition Plan includes a discount.  It is important to realize that attending both semesters is optional.

Free Post Concert Party

After each concert, there will be a free concert evaluation party held in the Artistic Director’s home.  Additionally, both Advanced Choir and Beginning Choir students will have the opportunity to participate.  Singers get to watch and discuss video clips from their latest performance.  Not only is this event free of charge, but members of Vail Youth Voices may also bring a friend to help celebrate their exciting semester accomplishments.

Sibling Discount

To ease the financial burden of families with more than one child singing with Vail Youth Voices, the tuition of all siblings will be added together and a 10% discount will be applied.

Due Dates

Even though these plans are different, payment is basically due on the first lesson.   For instance, in the Monthly Tuition Plan, payments are reoccurring.  In the Monthly Tuition Plan, payment is due on the first rehearsal of each month.  In contrast, the Semester Tuition Plan requires only one payment per semester.  Similar to the Monthly Tuition Plan, the payment for Semester Tuition is due on the first rehearsal of both semesters.

Monthly Plan                                                   Semester Plan

Due 1st rehearsal of each month                      Due 1st rehearsal of each semester

Late Fee

It is important to realize, if payment is not received by the first lesson on both payment options, there will be a late fee.  The late fee for Beginning Choir is $5.00.  For Advanced Choir the late fee is $10.00.  If payment is not received by the third lesson, singers will be dismissed from Vail Youth Voices.

Forms of Payment

Another key point is that Vail Youth Voices gladly accepts cash and checks.  Please make checks payable to Vail Youth Voices.  Parents will be held responsible for all bounced check fees.

Withdraw

Occasionally, there are Students who desire to discontinue participation in Vail Youth Voices.  These students may stop at any time.  Notice of withdrawal must be in writing.  In order to receive a full refund, students must withdraw no later than after the second rehearsal, but before the third rehearsal of the semester.  Students who wish to withdraw after the third rehearsal are not entitled to a refund.