A registration fee of $25 is charged for each semester of registration. Families with more than one child in the program are charged only one registration fee per semester. A $50 late registration fee will be charged for students registering after the registration date listed on the registration form.
Students may elect to take 30 minute, 45 minute, or 60 minute lessons. Rates below are for 60 minute lessons. 30 minute lessons are half the listed rates and so on. Please note that some of the preparatory faculty will not accept 30 minute lessons, and some have 90 minute weekly lesson options.
Graduate instruction - $65.00
composition, theory, piano, voice and strings.
Theory Classes $200 per semester with private lessons in this program or $250 with private lessons outside this program. Young Children's Division Classes are $450 per year. There is no charge for chamber music for current preparatory students, $200 for non-preparatory students.
Late registration fee
Returned check fee
ID replacement fee
$25.00 per family per semester
Through the generosity of the Olshan Foundation, limited funds are available for preparatory scholarships. Scholarships are need-based and must be accompanied by recommendations from the student’s teacher. The application requires an application form and a copy of the families’ most recent 1040 tax return.
The completed materials are mailed to the Preparatory Program Administrator who must also write a recommendation before submitting to a scholarship committee for consideration. Deadlines for scholarship considerations are usually in mid-August. Scholarships are awarded annually for the full year beginning in the fall semester. Families may apply for financial aid in the beginning of the spring semester. However, depending on the availability of funds, scholarship awards may or may not be possible.