Community Music Center believes that financial means should never be an obstacle to musical study. CMC offers various tuition assistance options. Starred discounts cannot be combined.
Based on household monthly net income. Verification documents are required and students must re-apply annually. Download CMC’s Sliding Scale Application (PDF). You may also request an application at your nearest branch.
All tuition for group classes is reduced by 50% with concurrent enrollment in private lessons at Community Music Center, with the exception of Music for Children and Family music classes.
Take more than one class during a single quarter and receive a 10% discount on additional group classes.
The Children’s Chorus is tuition-free, and CMC’s Teen Jazz Orchestra and Older Adult Choirs are completely fee-free.
Seniors aged 65+ who do not qualify for the sliding scale discount can receive a 30% discount on full tuition.
Each additional person from the same household enrolling in private lessons or group classes will be given a discount of $3.00 per lesson or class. This discount is available to full-fee students only.
In addition to tuition assistance, CMC also offers a number of scholarships and tuition-free programs:
A limited number of full scholarships for private lessons are awarded to students age 18 and under based on financial need and merit, based on a nomination from a CMC teacher and a juried audition. Please ask your CMC teacher (or registrar) about this opportunity.
This scholarship program includes ensemble playing and group lessons each Saturday. Learn more.