Tuition & Fees Explained
After the audition, a $100 deposit secures your chorister’s place in the program.
For full-season choristers:
Tuition is tiered to reflect the amount of contact time choristers have with our excellent directors. Tuition may be paid in one lump sum at the beginning of the year, in two payments; half at the beginning, and the second half at the first rehearsal in January, or in monthly payments.
For monthly payments, the balance after the $100 deposit is divided into monthly payments. We can accept payment by check or by monthly automatic bank withdrawal. If the families choose monthly bank withdrawal, we will ask you to fill out an EFT (electronic fund transfer) form with a copy of a voided check.
There is a discounted tuition rate for siblings who also love to sing.
Limited tuition assistance is available.
All choristers are required to purchase one burgundy polo with our logo on it. You may refer to the Size chart on the Concert Uniform page of the parent website. Various sizes of the polo shirt will be available at camp to assure the best fit.
For concert choir uniforms, we will take measurements and have a few sizes from our closet for the female members to try on. The female black concert attire is made by a local seamstress.
Parent Auxiliary “Fair Share” Fundraising Program
The Parent Auxiliary is a group of Bel Canto parent volunteers that organize fundraisers from items to events. Tuition covers 37% of our program and operational expenses. While we are generously supported with foundations grants, corporate sponsors, and other fundraising activities of The Bach Choir of Bethlehem, The “Fair Share” meets an annual fundraising goal to support all the fundraising efforts by the organization.
Each chorister has an ALLOTMENT account.
The FAIR SHARE for the 2021-22 season is $150 in the Concert Choir and $125 in the Preparatory/Intermediate choirs. This fee can be paid in fundraising allotments (by March 1, 2023) or a direct “fair share” payment. The “Fair Share” will be acknowledged as a donation to the organization.
For choristers who want to travel, all fundraising above the annual Fair Share amount will accrue in their individual ALLOTMENT account. All ALLOTMENTS (direct payments and fundraising) are credited to this account. The account accrues until the chorister applies their available funds to a Bel Canto travel experience.
We rely on families to support all of our fundraising activities. We offer the option for families to opt-out of itemized fundraising by paying the “fair share” of The Parent Auxiliary Fundraising Program.
2020-21 Tuition Schedule (for reference)
Terms and amounts are subject to change for the 2021-22, 28th Anniversary Season.