Thank you for your interest in Cantus!
There are a number of costs associated with your participation in Cantus: tuition, concert apparel, concert tickets, optional extra ensemble fee, and an optional tour. There are no other hidden or surprise fees. We also offer an Early Bird Registration discount and siblings always get 30-40% off. Scroll to the bottom for details.
Your tuition pays for your singer’s membership in Cantus. These monies are used to buy sheet music, folders, name badges, instruments, the lease on our rehearsal space, storage space for supplies and our sheet music library, director salaries, website hosting, software licensing, copyright licensing, printing, and all the administrative costs required to run a large organization. A small portion of these costs are offset by gracious volunteers and work studies. Youth can register semester by semester or for the entire year.
*Youth that commit to a full year are given priority for a spot on our optional tour. Singers who pay by semester may go on tour if there is availability.
Use our nifty tuition calculator to calculate tuition costs for your singers. We offer two payment plans for paying tuition: pay up front or 6 monthly payments. We also offer financial aid based on need and availability.
All singers will be placed in Concordia, Virtuoso Singers, Concert Choir or Chorale. These ensembles all wear the same outfit. Outfits that are well-maintained may be resold to other members as singers grow.
- Ladies will provide their own black nylons and black dress shoes (no heels, no sparkles, no buckles).
- Gentlemen will provide their own white dress shirt, black slacks, socks, and dress shoes.
Youth singer members who are performing in the concert do NOT need to purchase a ticket. Parents, grandparents, non-member siblings, and friends will need to purchase tickets to our concerts. There are typically two concerts: our Winter Concert in December and our Season Finale in April.
The revenue from ticket sales covers the cost of the venue, equipment rental, professional instrumentalists and accompanists, ushers, audio engineers, light engineers, setup and strike crew, video production crew, guest artist performance fees, traveling expenses for out-of-town guest artists, and so on.
Tickets are sold in three tiers (ticket prices are subject to change, with our without notice):
Extra Ensemble Fee (optional)
Based on your audition and interest, you may be invited to participate in one of our contemporary ensembles. These ensembles are only available to youth who audition, are selected, commit to and pay for a full year.
Singers who audition for and are accepted into our contemporary ensembles (VoiceOver, Bella Visi, Fortis, and Rhapsody) will pay an extra ensemble fee. This fee includes an outfit rental for VoiceOver, Bella Visi and Fortis.
Tour is an optional experience for families and singers. The tour is typically held in March. Tour costs may range anywhere from $300 to $600. Parent-run fundraisers may be available to help pay for tour fees.
Register early and sign up siblings to save big
All families who register prior to midnight of July 9 will get a $40 discount PER CHILD registered. This discount is only available for students and siblings who register for the full season/year.
Also, all siblings get about a 30-40% discount. This promotion does not expire.