Tuition & Financial Assistance

No student is turned away due to an inability to pay

The Green Mountain Youth Symphony awards tuition assistance on the basis of income and family size. Families are asked to complete a Financial Aid Application and provide a copy of their federal income tax return. For those who qualify for assistance, awards cover from 25% to 100% of the cost of tuition. Anywhere from 12% to 25% of GMYS students receive tuition assistance each year.



Tuition for 2014 - 2015:

Performance Group
Fall Spring Full Year
Wind Ensemble


Tuition must be paid in full by the first rehearsal of the semester, unless other arrangements are made in advance. If the tuition is unpaid, members may not participate. You may make arrangements to pay tuition in two installments, with half due by the first rehearsal, by contacting the Orchestra Manager.

Please make checks payable to the Green Mountain Youth Symphony and send to GMYS at P.O. Box 384, Montpelier, VT 05601-0384.


Tuition Assistance

Tuition assistance is available, and is granted on the basis of income and family size. To apply for assistance , families must complete a Financial Aid Application form and return it to GMYS along with a copy of their most recent Federal Income Tax return. Students who qualify for assistance wil be offered an award to cover a portion of the cost of tuition.

Download the Financial Aid Application


Other Scholarships

The Shep Resnick Music Scholarship Fund of the Green Mountain Swing

Green Mountain Swing, a Central Vermont jazz band, in memory of its longtime director Shep Resnik, offers scholarships to current GMYS students to supplement private lesson fees. The number and amount of the scholarships varies each year. GMYS recommends students for these scholarships on the basis of financial need and conductor recommendations. Funds are distributed directly to the students' private instructors.

Students must meet the following criteria in order to be considered for one of the scholarships made possible by Green Mountain Swing:

  • Current orchestra participant
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Intends to continue playing with the orchestra for the full year
  • Has received a recommendation from his/her GMYS conductor
  • Will use the scholarship only for private lessons with an instructor proficient on his/her chosen instrument



All Ages ~ All Levels ~ All Instruments

Now scheduling audtions for fall 2015 placement

by appointment

to schedule an audtion contact

Leah Wilhjelm, Orchestra Manager (802) 888-4470 or email:


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