Membership in the SCPYO is open to students throughout the state ages eight through high school, on an auditioned basis.

To become a member you must:

  • Have at least some playing experience
  • Complete an audition each season
  • Pay all fees and membership dues*

If accepted, the SCPYO is a full-year commitment (September-April). Students who drop mid-cycle without notifying or without legitimate cause may not be eligible to rejoin.

Tuition for the 2022-2023 Season

Ensemble Tuition Tuition for Additional Family Members
Prelude Orchestra $300 $250
Concert Orchestra $300 $250
Symphonic Orchestra $375 $325
Youth Philharmonic $375 $325

* Tuition and fees are non-refundable.

Scholarships & Tuition Assistance

We never want participation fees to come between a student and their ability to participate. The South Carolina Philharmonic is committed to making our education programs accessible to all students and families. 

Through tuition assistance we offer:

  • Waived audition fees
  • Payment plans
  • Reduced or free tuition

Learn More about Tuition Assistance