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It is my pleasure to present the catalog for the 2013-2014 year at the USU Youth Conservatory. This year we celebrate 35 years of providing quality, affordable music education to hundreds of students in northern Utah and Southern Idaho. The Youth Conservatory serves as a teaching lab for USU piano majors working under the tutelage of our experienced piano faculty. This year we are excited to continue to offer a wide selection of fun, interactive musicianship classes, catered to students as young as 2 years old, up through advanced courses for high school students. In addition to the musicianship classes, we are proud of our strong tradition of quality private teaching in a professional environment, with Steinway pianos in most of the teaching rooms. We look forward to continuing our popular traditions such as Monster Concert, Halloween Carnival and the USU Piano Festival. Our goal at the USU Youth Conservatory is to help your child become a well-rounded and skilled musician.
PRIVATE PIANO INSTRUCTION
The majority of the students enrolled in the Youth Conservatory participate in a 30-minute private piano lesson and a 55-minute musicianship class each week during fall and spring semesters. The half-hour private lesson addresses the mechanics of piano playing and the individual interests, needs and goals of each student. Youth Conservatory students may study with faculty or students in the USU piano program. Student teachers are tiered based on experience, and tuition costs are relative to the tier. Following is a list of YC faculty and tiers, and areas of expertise.
2013-2014 STUDY OPTIONS AND TUITION POLICIES
(Costs are per semester; 13 weeks of instruction are provided each semester)
TUITION OPTIONS AND RATES
Option A: Private Lessons & Musicianship Class
Bronze Level: $164 per semester + classroom materials fee*
Silver Level: $206 per semester + classroom materials fee*
Gold Level: $245 per semester + classroom materials fee*
Graduate Level $271 per semester + classroom materials fee*
Faculty: Rates vary by teacher + $94 per semester + classroom materials fee*
(private lesson fees paid directly to the faculty teacher)
Option B: Musicianship Class Only
All Classes Except Young Musicians: $94 per semester + classroom materials fee*
Young Musicians: $106 per semester (no materials fee)
*Classroom materials fee is $30 for Beginning Group Piano, and $25 for all other classes (this cover costs of books and other class supplies for the year)
Option C: Private Lessons Only
Bronze Level: $108 per semester
Silver Level: $133 per semester
Gold Level: $163 per semester
Graduate Level: $186 per semester
Faculty: Rates vary by teacher (private lesson fees paid directly to the faculty teacher)
A student can take a second or third additional class for $30 per class.
Tuition covers thirteen weeks of instruction during the specified period, exclusive of holidays.
Fall Semester Tuition is due in full by Friday, September 13, 2013. Spring Semester Tuition is due in full by Friday, January 24, 2014. Payment options are available upon request through signed contract at the discretion of the Youth Conservatory. Please contact the YC office for more information. A late payment fee of $25 per enrolled student will be assessed on accounts that are two weeks or more in arrears. Accounts may be referred to outside collection agencies, including small claims courts, if they are delinquent over 50 days. Further, the parent or legal guardian is responsible for any legal charges incurred by the YC when pursuing delinquent payments.
Tuition refunds will be issued in accordance with the following policy:
Before classes begin: 100%
After 1st week: 75%
After 2nd week: 50%
After 3rd week: 0%
No Tuition refunds are offered after the 3rd week, and families paying their tuition in payments will still be expected to pay the remainder of their tuition, even if their child discontinues lessons. If a child discontinues lessons, parents are requested to notify the office prior to doing so.
Families enrolling 2 or more children in the Youth Conservatory are eligible for a family discount of 2.5% off their total tuition. Families enrolling 3 or more children will receive 5% off their total tuition.
The Youth Conservatory reserves the right to terminate a child’s enrollment at any time for reasons consistent with the best interest of the YC. In such a case, a pro rata portion of the tuition is refunded.
For the safety of children enrolled in the program, all students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult while participating in any Youth Conservatory activity on the Utah State University campus. Additionally, parental involvement in the student’s lessons and at-home practicing is critical to the success of the training.
Class scheduling is subject to change. The Youth Conservatory reserves the right to cancel any class due to insufficient enrollment.
Private lessons missed by the student will not be rescheduled. Lessons canceled due to snow days or instructor absence will be rescheduled.