LYO Scholarships

The LYO accepts applications for financial assistance in September. To apply for either award, a parent or guardian will submit a one-page application form with supporting tax return documentation. The LYO considers several factors to determine awards: annual income, family size, previous LYO participation, and special considerations noted on the form.


The application form is linked below. Paper copies of the application will also be available at auditions and first LYO rehearsal.

In 2021, the LYO awarded approximately $22,000 total in LYO Membership Scholarships and Private Music Lessons Subsidies.

Membership Scholarships

These need-based awards are applied as a reduction to the cost of membership. Families who receive Membership Scholarships are also given additional weeks to pay the remainder of the cost of membership. 2021 Membership Scholarship amounts typically ranged between $150-$400, based on the factors listed above. Family unit incomes of applicants demonstrating need in 2021 ranged widely. 

Private Music Lessons Subsidies

These need-based awards are given directly to the student's private lesson teacher to assist with the cost of your private lessons. Private teachers must confirm the student's participation in lessons before receiving the subsidy. Half is awarded in the fall and half in the spring, based on successful continuation in the LYO and lessons. 2021 Private Music Lessons Subsidy amounts typically ranged between $250-$380 total for the year.

Don't have a private teacher yet? No problem. It's OK to apply for the subsidy and then get set up with a teacher. The goal of these subsidies is to help make private music lessons affordable to anyone.


Deadline: September 20, 2022 for full consideration. We encourage you to submit the application on/before the first rehearsal, September 18, 2022. UPDATE: Scholarship awards have now been determined as of Wednesday, September 21. Award emails will go out by September 22. There were 33% more applications this year. This has impacted award amounts as the LYO works to assist a larger number of families. 

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