tuition and registration


Tuition may be paid by cash, check, or credit card. Individuals may register and pay
Online with a credit card
By mail—send registration form and payment to:
EMA, 800 McHenry Avenue, Suite G, Crystal Lake, IL  60014

For Chamber Music and Classes, payment-in-full is due at time of registration.

For Encore Youth Choir,

Plan A - pay tuition and student’s retreat fee in full at time of registration.
Plan B - pay a non-refundable tuition deposit and student’s retreat fee at the time of registration and then pay the remaining balance in two payments due 9/1 and 11/1
Plan C – pay a non-refundable tuition deposit and student’s retreat fee at the time of registration and then do automatic payments by credit card for the remaining balance over 5 months on the 1st of each month, July-November.

For McHenry County Youth Orchestra,
Plan A - pay tuition in full at time of registration.
Plan B - pay tuition in two payments due 7/1 and 10/10

For Private Instruction, tuition will be divided into two payments per semester.
Half of the semester tuition is due one week before the beginning of the term
Remaining fall session balance due 10/15
Spring session first half tuition is due 1/15
Remaining spring session’s balance due on 3/15
Payment-in-full is requested one week prior to the start date for the Summer Term
Payment not received by the second lesson of the term, a $10 late fee will be applied

For Voices in Harmony
Plan A - pay annual tuition in full (Summer, Fall/Spring).
Plan B – pay Summer tuition
Plan C – pay Fall/Spring tuition

Payment-in-full is requested one week prior to the beginning of the term
Payment not received by the second rehearsal of the term, a $10 late fee will be applied
Individuals are responsible for paying their tuition on time. Statements will be emailed to delinquent accounts; a $10 fee will be assessed per month of outstanding balance. Individual participation in classes, choirs or private lessons may be forfeited at any time without refund for non-payment.
A $25 fee will be assessed for any returned check.

Tuition Support
Need-based financial aid is available to individuals meeting certain financial criteria. EMA believes that music should be an important part of everyone’s life regardless of ethnicity, financial means, age, or ability. For more information on EMA’s tuition support program, please contact EMA’s Executive Director at 815.356.7464.

Make-Up and Cancellations
EMA reserves the right to cancel a session due to low enrollment. If EMA has had to cancel a class/lesson, a make-up class/lesson may be offered. Make-up classes/lessons will not be offered due to individual absence. Classes/lessons missed due to an individual absence are non-refundable. There are no make-ups or refunds for missed choir or orchestra rehearsals.

Withdrawals and Refund Policy

Individuals wishing to withdraw must notify EMA in writing to the Executive Director. The withdrawal request is effective on the date received by the Executive Director and cannot be made retroactive. Withdrawal requests before the start of a term will be granted a full refund, except for choir deposits and retreat fees. Refunds after the first class or rehearsal will be pro-rated and will not be granted after the second class or third rehearsal.