All Burlingame Peninsula Girls Chorus choirs meet from September to June on a weekly basis.
Tuition is $1300 per year for each chorus member with a $50 discount for those who pay via check. In addition to the tuition fee there is a one-time, non-refundable registration fee of $130 due upon joining. The PGC offers several tuition payment plans: tuition may be paid in ten monthly payments, in two semester payments or in one annual payment. The PGC offers a $50 discount for families paying annually, and a $25 per semester discount for those who wish to pay by the semester. When more than one child in the same family is in the chorus, tuition for the first child is $1300, and each additional sibling may pay a reduced tuition of $1250. The PGC Board of Directors offers generous tuition assistance for qualified applicants.
Each singer’s family purchases her uniform. To save on uniform costs, we organize a uniform exchange program.
Volunteer Expectations: the PGC asks that parents use talents, ideas, and connections to further the mission of the PGC by devoting at least 5 hours per year to PGC volunteer activities. Volunteer opportunities include: staffing the desk and doors during weekly rehearsals, ushering, chaperoning, setting up and cleaning up for concerts and chaperoning girls during concerts and performances.
Fundraising Expectations: the PGC seeks to enroll all interested singers. By design, the annual tuition has a deficit of $800 per singer so that all girls may participate in our program regardless of family economics. Through foundation and corporate support, the PGC has traditionally been able to cover half that amount. As a community, the PGC families make up the remainder through our fundraisers and our Annual Contribution Campaign.