Registration and Fees

How do I join WYO?

The WYO season runs from September to April.  Auditions and Registration take place in the spring before the new season begins. The process:

  1. Register – Below is information about fees and the registration process. Registration Deadline: April 23rd, 2024. Registration form is at the end of this page.
  2. Auditions – The audition page provides information on the audition process. Auditions: April 27th, 2024
  3. After auditions – You will be contacted with information about the orchestra you will be playing in and on the process for payment.

Registration Steps

  1. Decide which of the three orchestras is the best fit for you.
  2. Read the required agreements:
  3. Read about volunteer opportunities in the WYO, read our volunteer policy below, and consider which volunteer activities you are able to commit to.
  4. Fill out the Registration Form below.
  5. In the registration process, you will be provided with information on how to sign up for auditions.  

Winnipeg Youth Orchestras – Volunteer Policy

The Winnipeg Youth Orchestras cannot function without the help of our volunteers. We kindly ask each family registering a musician to commit to at least one volunteer position/activity during the year per musician they are registering. Volunteer commitments range from just a one-time commitment of a few hours to more involved positions that require ongoing commitment throughout the year. See our Volunteer Page for descriptions of positions and information on documentation required for volunteers. In the registration form below you will be asked to indicate your volunteer interests. Throughout the year the volunteer coordinator will send out notices when help is needed and provide access to online sign-up sheets.

Fees for September 2024 to April 2025 Season

    • Registration Fee is $750.00 per musician
    • Due by September 15th, 2024, and can be paid either by cheque or by e-transfer. (Musicians receive instructions for payment in the acceptance package after auditions.)
    • If fees are paid in one payment on or before Sept. 15th, a $25 discount will be applied, resulting in a fee of $725.
    • There is an option to pay in two payments: $375 is due Sept 15 & $375 is due Dec 1. The payment for Dec. 1 must be paid by post-dated cheques received on Sept 15.
    • There is a $50 administration fee for uncleared cheques.
    • (Families of returning musicians may remember that in past years an additional fee has been charged to cover the cost of enrichment activities such as weekend retreats. This cost is now included in the main registration fee.)

If there are financial barriers to you joining the WYO, please read about our Bursary Program. The deadline for Bursary Applications is the same as the Registration Deadline.

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