Attendance

In order to meet our goals as a performing organization, preparation of the music and attendance at all rehearsals and concerts during the season is crucial for all musicians in the AYSO. Please plan to attend rehearsal each week, on time. Musicians will be allowed only one (1) excused absence with a week or more notice, per concert cycle, without penalty. Additional absences may result in exclusion of the musician from performing at the concert of that concert cycle. Any musicians with three (3) absences during a concert cycle may be required to re-audition for their position in the AYSO. Three (3) tardy arrivals constitute an absence. Absences should be brought to the attention of the AYSO Admin emails at AYSO@amimusic.org.

Tuition (per student)

AYSO Tuition – $650

AYSO Chamber – $500

Registration Fee – $35

Audition Fee – $25

Tuition Payment

In order to participate in AYSO’s Orchestra or Chamber Music, tuition shall be paid in full by the allotted time outline by AYSO. 

AYSO Faculty

AYSO, in partnership with American Music Institute will be staffed by AMI’s Award Winning Faculty, and the highest caliber professional musicians in the Chicago area.

Pictures & Videos

AYSO occasionally uses photographs and videos of AYSO students at rehearsals or events for website, social media and promotional purposes. Therefore, I understand and authorize AYSO’s use of photographic or video recordings of AMI students for educational purposes on promotional material, internet, and social media.

Withdrawing

I understand that failure to attend a weekly scheduled rehearsals does not constitute a lack of receiving services, and only (1) excused absence with a week or more notice, per concert cycle is allowed by AYSO. No credit or refund will be given for any missed rehearsals or concerts. I understand that I cannot chargeback on my credit or debit card once AYSO Tuition is paid, partial or in full. In the event that I should withdraw, I understand that I have the right to contest this charge through American Youth Symphony Orchestra and that I waive my right to a chargeback through my bank or card issuer.