Fees and Payments

2023-2024 Season Fees

Fees can be paid annually in full, semi annually or monthly.  Payment plans other than annual, include an administration charge. 
Once you have completed your Coastal Sound registration form online, payment is due by September 30, 2023.
Please contact sandy@coastalsoundmusic.com for further details.

FULL YEAR

Choir Annual Fees Monthly Fees (10 months) Semi Annual Fees
Sources Songplay (8 sessions per term)
$105/term
N/A
N/A
Coastal Sound Kids (34 weeks)
$770
$85
$410
Coastal Sound Junior Choir (34 weeks)
$770
$85
$410
Coastal Sound Children's Choir (41+ weeks)
$1000*
$110
$540
Coastal Sound Youth Choir (40+ weeks)
$725**
$80
$385
DeCoro (35 weeks)
$460
$52
$250

* Additional Fees for Children’s Choir Retreat at Timberline Ranch in Maple Ridge January 26 to 28, 2024 – Fees are $200 for Children’s Choir (Includes 2 nights stay including meals and snacks, plus ranch activities such as horse back riding.)

** Additional Fees for Youth Choir Retreat at Timberline Ranch in Maple Ridge January 26 to 28, 2024 – Fees are $175 for Youth Choir (Includes 2 nights stay including meals and snacks.)

JANUARY START

Choir January-June Fees Monthly Fees (6 months)
Sources Songplay (8 week term)
$105/term
N/A
Coastal Sound Kids (21 weeks)
$462
$85
Coastal Sound Junior Choir (21 weeks)
$462
$85
Coastal Sound Children's Choir (26 weeks)
$600*
$110
Coastal Sound Youth Choir (22 weeks)
$435**
$80
DeCoro (21 weeks)
$276
$52

Registration Fees Include:

  • $5 membership fee to Coastal Sound Music Academy Society
  • Theory & Sight Singing Materials as needed
  • CSMA T-Shirt for new singers (except DeCoro)
  • top-notch choral music training
  • all the health and musical benefits of singing in a group!
Semi – Annual payments due Sept 30 and Feb 1st
Monthly payments due Sept 30, Oct 1, Nov 1, Dec 1,  Jan 1, Feb 1, Mar 1, Apr 1, May 1, June 1
For your reference, our “per hour of instruction” cost is 
Kids/Junior Choirs – $11 including theory & sight-singing
Children’s Choir  – $10.66
Youth Choir – $7.40 
DeCoro – $6.50
Younger choirs are smaller class sizes to maximize 1:1 instruction. 

In Person Rehearsal Schedule

Choir Frequency Dates
Sources
3 x 8 week sessions
Fall Term: Sept 19, 26; Oct 10, 17, 24; Nov 14, 21, 28
Winter Term: Jan 16, 23, 30; Feb 13, 20, 27; Mar 5, 12
Spring Term: Apr 9, 16, 23, 30; May 14, 21, 28; June 11
Kids Choir, Junior Choir & DeCoro
Weekly Sessions over 34 weeks
Sept 12 to Dec 12 no rehearsal Oct 31 (13 weeks)
Jan 9 to March 12 (10 weeks)
Apr 2 to Jun 11 (11 weeks)
Coastal Sound Children's Choir
Weekly Sessions over 41+ weeks
This does not include community gigs & events.
A comprehensive schedule will be provided.
Sept 7 to Dec 21 (16 weeks)
Jan 11 to March 14 (10 weeks)
Apr 4 to Jun 27 (13 weeks)
+ 4 Saturday sessions
Coastal Sound Youth Choir
Weekly Sessions over 40+ weeks
This does not include events and performances
A comprehensive schedule will be provided.
Sept 7 to Dec 14 (15 weeks)
Jan 11 to March 28 (12 weeks)
Apr 4 to Jun 27 (13 weeks)
DeCoro
Weekly sessions over 35 weeks
Retreat day to be announced
Sept 12 to Dec 12 (14 weeks)
Jan 9 to March 12 (10 weeks)
Apr 2 to Jun 11 (11 weeks)

More Information

Family Discount Policy – New this Season

Coastal Sound offers a discount on fees to those families that have more than one person in a choir including our adult choir DeCoro. The second and third family member each receive a $50 discount from the annual tuition fees.  For those starting in January, the discount is $30.  

2023-2024 Season Notes​
  1. Tuition Fees:  3 Payment Plan Options

    1. Annual Fees due by Sept 30
    2. Semi- Annual Fees due by Sept 30 and Feb 1
    3. Monthly Fees  due Sept 30, Oct 1, Nov 1, Dec 1, Jan 1, Feb 1, Mar 1, Apr 1, May 1, June 1
  2. We have a number of small fundraisers throughout the season such as Neufeld Farm Foods and Purdy’s but these are optional for all members.
  3. Donations are appreciated and accepted.  A tax receipt will be issued for all donations greater than $20.  Donations are accepted by E-Transfer to diana@coastalsoundmusic.com; Cheque or through Canada Helps
Tuition Support​

Have you heard about our Tuition Support/ Bursary program? Families with financial need are eligible for tuition help.

We offer tuition support for singers with financial need through our Bursary Program.

Bursary Application Form: https://forms.gle/N5BGGHvRUZwLhM3U6

For more information please email Registrar at sandy@coastalsoundmusic.com

*All requests and applications are strictly confidential.

Application deadline for bursary support is Sept 15th – you will be notified of bursary awards by Sept 25th in order to pay your tuition by Sept 30. 

Refund Policy

Coastal Sound Refund Policy 2023-2024

Coastal Sound understands that choir is an investment for singers and families, so we make every effort to be reasonable and fair when we get inquiries about refunds. The Board of Directors developed the following Refund Policy to guide all decisions with regards to requests for refunds. When we hire our music directors and accompanists, order music and book performance venues we do so based on a certain level of registration for the entire season.

When fees are paid in full for the season, singers are required to:

  • Cancel in writing before the first rehearsal to receive a full refund.
  • Cancel before the end of the first month, and receive a refund for fees paid, minus 1 month tuition. Singers will have had the chance to participate in 2-3 rehearsals during this time.
  • Cancel after 30 days, and a refund will be issued in extenuating circumstances. See below.

 

Singers who have opted for a monthly payment plan are required to:

  • Cancel in writing before the first rehearsal to receive a full refund.
  • Cancel at any other time and fees must be paid up to and including the month of departure. Fees for future months will be discontinued in extenuating circumstances. See below

 

Extenuating Circumstances:

In the event that a singer is unable to continue in the choir due to extenuating circumstances, families may apply in writing to the Board via the singer’s choir director or Coastal Sound’s Registrar for a refund. Please briefly state your case in the email message. This message will be reviewed by the Choir Conductor, the Registrar and Artistic Director, and by a representative of the Board of Directors. You will be notified of the decision by the Registrar/ Accountant.

Other notes

  • Theory materials, music folders, uniform costs & merchandise purchases, if applicable, are non-refundable unless defective. “Like new” items may be sold privately to other singers.
  • Membership fee and retreat fees cannot be refunded.

All correspondence regarding the refund policy, cancellations and refund requests should be sent to sandy@coastalsoundmusic.com

If you have questions regarding payments or would like more information about payment plan options please contact our Registrar at sandy@coastalsoundmusic.com