The Girl Choir of South Florida is a tuition-based program. However, we believe that our mission, “transforming girls’ lives through musical excellence,” includes all girls who love to sing, regardless of economic circumstances. We maintain an extensive need-based tuition assistance policy, and no child will be excluded from participation due to financial reasons.
Pay what you can with our sliding-scale Tuition Assistance Program
We are committed to providing a high-quality musical experience to all girls who love to sing and encourage all interested singers, regardless of economic circumstances, to audition.
The goal of our tuition assistance program is to meet the stated financial needs of our families. We have met 90% or more of our members’ stated financial needs since 2016, and we are committed to expanding our resources to continue making Girl Choir as accessible as possible.
Our tuition assistance application form is part of the online enrollment packet each member completes at the start of the season. Among other information, it requires a copy of a parent or legal guardian’s most recent federal income tax return (IRS 1040) and a brief statement about why you are applying.
Once the form is submitted, the financial committee of our Board of Trustees will make an award determination and applicants will be notified by the start of the season.
Tuition and Fees for the 2021-2022 Season
Membership in the Girl Choir of South Florida is a commitment for the entire school year. Annual tuition is split into eight (8) monthly installments paid from September through April (even though rehearsals and events take place from August to May). For convenience, annual and semester payment plans are also available. Payment can be made via debit card or credit card.
Tuition by choir is as follows:
|Primes Choir||79 per month (8 payments total)|
|Mezzo Choir||105 per month (8 payments total)|
|Concert Choir||132 per month (8 payments total)|
|Chamber Singers||145 per month (8 payments total)|
The following discounts are available:
- Sibling Discount: Families with multiple children enrolled in our programs will receive 10% off tuition for every singer after the first singer. (Discount Code: SIBLING21)
- First-time Member Discount: All of our new members for the upcoming season receive 10% off tuition (Discount Code: IAMNEW21)
- Refer-a-Friend Discount: If your friend completes an audition, enrolls in one of our ensembles, and lists your name on their registration form, you will receive 10% off tuition. (Discount Code: FRIEND21)
- Early Bird Discount: Pay all annual tuition and fees by September 15 to receive 10% off tuition. (Discount Code: EARLYBIRD21)
Additionally, there are annual fees that apply once per year to each chorister:
|Registration Fee||50 per year|
|Uniform Rental Fee||45 per year|
The uniform rental fee does not include the required performance shoes. These are to be purchased by the chorister. The chorister may also need to provide their own black pants and/or jeans to wear with a choir-provided polo or t-shirt for more informal performances.
All fees and tuition are non-refundable.
*Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our choirs are not travelling outside of South Florida during the 2020-2021 season nor the 2021-2022 season.
Every year, each choir travels to form bonds with one another and to perform in new places. These tours give our choristers the opportunity to share their music with a broader audience as well as to develop relationships and collaboration skills necessary to work productively as a group.
Primes and Mezzo Choir’s spring tours to destinations within Florida are included as part of tuition. There is a supplemental fee for each tour to cover meals, shared expenses, and other incidentals. This fee varies from year to year, and in the past has ranged from $50 to $150.
Concert Choir and Chamber Singers’ optional summer tour is an additional fee that varies based upon destination (national or international) and duration (usually 5-8 days). The cost varies from year to year, and in the past has ranged between $1,200-$1,800. If a singer is receiving tuition assistance, funding to help with the cost of tour is readily available.