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.
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 compensation, 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. We also have a limited amount of financial aid.
*As of January 2022, we are returning to the 2019 pricing structure. A $40 late registration fee will be assessed per singer for registrations after December 31, 2021.
**Youth that commit to a full year are given priority for contemporary ensembles, as well as a spot on our optional tour. Singers who pay by semester may join a contemporary ensemble or go on tour if there is 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.
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 four tiers (ticket prices are subject to change, with or without notice):
Prices do not include taxes and applicable fees.
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. If it is a touring year, the tour is typically held in March. Tour costs may range anywhere from $300 to $850. Parent-run fundraisers may be available to help pay for tour fees.