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Welcome to the MyDCYOP page! This page is a resource for current DCYOP students and families, and includes information on registration, tuition and student music.

Enrollment for our Spring 2018 semester is now open!

Youth Orchestra  Our most advanced ensemble for students ages 12+. By audition only.  9:15 am – 12:45 pm Mariano Vales
Youth Philharmonic  Advanced ensemble open to any age. By audition only.  9:30 am – 1:00 pm Richard Scerbo
Repertory Orchestra  Intermediate full orchestra for ages 13+  9:00 am – 12:30 pm Philip Espe
Young Artists Orchestra  Intermediate string orchestra for ages 12 & younger.  9:00 am – 12:30 pm Angelica Kalasz
Wind Ensemble (Levels C & D)  Beginner ensemble for woodwinds, brass and percussion for ages 6+.  1:00 pm – 3:15 pm Angela Underdue
Sinfonia 1 or 2 (Levels C & D)   Beginner string ensemble for ages 6+.  1:00 pm – 3:15 pm Elise Cuffy
Level B (Premier Winds & Debut Strings)  A continuation of group lessons & introductory string ensemble for ages 5+  10:20 am – 12:30 pm Varies
Continuing A  A continuation of beginner group lessons for ages 4.5+  Varies Varies


Please read carefully as the information below has changed for the 2017-2018 school year.

While the average cost per student is $600/semester, DCYOP keeps its tuition low to make its programs affordable for all. Tuition covers lessons/sectionals, rehearsals, concerts, evaluations and master classes.

Tuition assistance is offered at a sliding scale. To qualify for a reduced rate, families must submit documentation of income and household size. Information on eligibility and application process. 

DCYOP encourages families to register in advance and offers an early bird price for many of its classes. The early bird pricing expires on September 1st, 2017. Those registering for the Young Musicians Academy can register at the early bird pricing by semester (with the exception of 4.5 year old violin class); all other families have the option of registering for the school year at the early bird rate, or by semester.

Early bird pricing is listed below:

Young Musicians Academy (Beginner lessons, Continuing A, Debut Strings, Premier Winds) $25 – $295/semester*

Beginning Ensembles (Sinfonia, Wind Ensemble) $80 – $700/year

Intermediate Orchestras (Young Artist Orchestra, Repertory Orchestra) $80-$750/year

Youth Philharmonic $100 – $800/year

Youth Orchestra $100 – $850/year

*Due to the specialization needed to work with this age level, families registering for 4.5 year old beginner violin classes must register for the school year.

Additional Discounts:

Current DCPS students are eligible to receive a discount off of full-price tuition. Please email tuition@dcyop.org to receive the discount information. Tuition is waived for Eastern High School and Duke Ellington students.

Lost your music? Want to get ahead? Gain access to our student music drive below.


To inform an absence, please complete the Student Excused Absentee Request here: https://form.jotform.us/52032795813153

Parent Handbook 2017-2018: download here

Parent Group Volunteer Opportunities: download here

Fall 2017 Jury Evaluations: download here