In order to cover the operating costs of the N.Y.S.E., a donation is requested to be part of an ensemble. This donation is spent on music, clinicians, educational materials, and the director's salary.

No student will be denied participation due to financial need. Full and partial scholarships are available to any student based on financial necessity.

For all ensembles the donation cost is $16 a week, payable the first class of each month.

Each month a reminder of the donation amount for that month will be emailed. Checks are payable to the Novato Youth String Ensemble or NYSE.