Program Fees 2019-2020

fees for the 2019/20 Professional Development Program are as follows:

Total due August 1, 2019

A non-refundable, 10% deposit due no later than June 3, 2019:

Gap Year Program Fees:  $12,500; includes 30 voice lessons and 30 coachings

  • Gap Year Deposit: $1,250

Rep Year Program Fees: $14,750; includes 30 voice lessons and 60 coachings

  • Rep Year Deposit: $1,475

Additional costs:

  • Additional voice lessons: $100/lesson

  • Additional coachings: $75/coaching


Tuition payable by:

  • Check: Checks should be made payable to Potomac Vocal Institute.

  • PayPal: PayPal offers a payment plan, allowing students interest free payments for six-months. *recommended

  • We will be able to offer monthly payment plans if you need additional time past the six months offered by PayPal.

We understand that the cost of tuition for any educational program requires budgeting and financial strategy. In order to help our students with financing, PVI is working with area church music directors in an effort to secure auditions for soloist, section leader, ringer, and sub positions for singers in the PDP. 

Additionally, we are partnering with Songs by Heart Foundation to provide short, informal, interactive recitals at memory care facilities. After participating in the short training program, PDP singers and pianists will go into the facilities and sing with the patients, providing entertainment and mental stimulation to those with dementia and Alzheimer’s. We expect to offer these recitals, several per week in most cases, at a rate of $65 per gig. Visit for additional information.

Singers cast in productions with our artistic partners (such as Baltimore Concert Opera) will receive competitive performance fees.

All fees from singing jobs will be paid directly to the singers, not to PVI. Singers with administrative skills may be eligible for work study positions within the PVI organization to offset the cost of attendance.

Refund Policy

If you (the student) officially withdraw from the program:

  • Prior to 9/3/2019 - you receive a full refund, minus nonrefundable deposit.

  • Within the first week of classes (9/9 - 9/13) - 75 percent tuition refund, minus nonrefundable deposit.

  • Within the second week of classes (9/16 - 9/20) - 60 percent tuition refund, minus nonrefundable deposit.

  • Within the third or fourth week (9/23 - 10/4) - 30 percent tuition refund, minus nonrefundable deposit.

After the fourth week, no refunds are given.

In the event of medical emergency, you would receive a 75% pro-rated refund on tuition balance, minus nonrefundable deposit.