Tuition & Fees INFORMATION

72nd SEASOn: 2019-2020

CKYO is a full season commitment (August 2019 – May 2020). However, we break up the tuition cost into two semesters. You will receive another form in December for Spring Semester tuition.



The following amount is due IN FULL by July 15, 2019 to accept and secure your spot in your assigned ensemble for the season*:

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (SO) Fall Tuition Cost                                               $245

CONCERT ORCHESTRA (CO) Fall Tuition Cost                                                   $230

REPERTORY ORCHESTRA (Rep) Fall Tuition Cost                                            $215

PREPARATORY STRING ORCHESTRA (SO) Fall Tuition Cost                   $200


A Note about CKYO Tuition: CKYO has tried to keep tuition costs down from year to year. Consistent with this, tuition dollars cover only 50% of the actual cost for each of your students to participate in a CKYO orchestra. If you are able to help make up all or part of the additional 50% it costs for your child to participate, you may make a donation on the tuition form. Every dollar counts and we need your help (if you are able) to insure we can offer all CKYO programming for many years to come.



If you are in a family with more than one member currently enrolled in CKYO or you have a student enrolled in more than one orchestra, you may take a $25 discount for each additional registration. For instance, the first child’s tuition would be the full amount; then, you would take $25 off the 2nd  registration, an additional $25 for the 3rd registration, etc.



Any registration and tuition postmarked after July 15, 2019 will be subject to a $25 late fee.



If you would like to apply for financial assistance, you must print out the scholarship application form which is available at and mail it in with the rest of this completed registration packet by July 15th.  Do not pay any tuition until you have heard from the CKYO Board Finance Committee regarding your scholarship application.  We are not able to provide refunds after payment is made.


Each student has one fundraising requirement per semester. There are 3 ways to fulfill the requirement. Any student who has not completed one of the options below by November 20 will be invoiced for the $60 cash opt-out. This includes scholarship recipients.

Please read that descriptions below:

  • Poinsettia Sale – You agree to sell at least TWELVE (12) poinsettias to fulfill the requirement. Order forms will be distributed in October and all payments for orders will be due in November.

  • Tax-Deductible Opt-Out – You agree to pay $60. You can pay this now if you wish and include in your subtotal below. Otherwise, you will receive an invoice in November. You will also receive an email verifying your tax-deductible contribution for the full calendar year (2019) by January 31, 2020.

  • Buy/Sell an Ad in the Fall Concert Program – You agree to contact the CKYO office for information about soliciting an ad for our concert program. A sale of an ad fulfills the fundraising requirement for the ENITRE SEASON. Ad payment and artwork are due to CKYO by October 1, 2019.



All students will be expected to follow a dress code for concert performances, which is explained in the enclosed document entitled, “CKYO Concert Dress Information.” If you need to order a dress or blouse, you will need to fill out the enclosed order form with your style and size indicated along with payment. Dress and Blouse order forms are due Friday, September 6, 2019 in order to ensure arrival for the Fall Concert. If you are interested in checking out used attire options for sale, you may visit and follow the instructions.

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161 N Mill Street 

Lexington, KY 40507

© 2017 CKYO