The Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir operates as a 501 (c ) (3) non-profit organization. We raise approximately 75% of our revenue from the tuition and fees paid by participating families, with individual costs varying widely based on level and choir assignment. All choir members pay tuition, which covers regular rehearsals and performances. Upper level singers participate in camp, tours, and/or retreats and are assessed additional fees for those activities. Choir families are also responsible for purchasing event tickets for any concerts they may wish to attend.
All major charges for the regular choir year (September through June, including fall and spring tuition, and any applicable tour/retreat fees) are bundled together for ease of billing and payment. Those attending camp are asked to remit camp payment by mid-July. Each family, new or returning, receives a detailed statement of charges, with several payment options, and is asked to commit to a specific payment plan. Payments may be made by personal check, or credit card (VISA, MasterCard or Discover) via the Choir's secure online payment center.
Because it is our hope that no student will miss out on Choir participation due to financial concerns, the Choir maintains an active scholarship program. Grants are need-based and generally cover 25%-50% of tuition and fees. There is no specific “maximum” income allowed; families’ situations are considered on a case-by-case basis. An application form, with further information, is available for download or via the Choir office.
The following refund policies apply regardless of whether the student withdraws or is dismissed from the Choir.
- Students withdrawing from the Choir must do so in writing by submitting the Withdrawal Request Form to the Choir office.
- Students who submit a Withdrawal Request Form by the 3rd class meeting will receive a refund less a $100 administrative fee.
- No refunds are available for camp, tours, and retreats, except with the written approval of the Executive Director.