A: Yes. Appointments are necessary each time a student wishes to register, enroll, add classes, change classes, make adjustments to their schedule, rent an instrument, or (re)-apply for financial aid. We have found that this is necessary to provide you with the highest level of service. All new student registrations are by appointment only. Additionally, current students who miss the current student registration periods (shown as circled dates in the academic calendar) will also need to make an appointment. You can make an appointment by visiting our Enrollment page.
A: You can make an appointment by visiting www.sfcmc.org and clicking on the “Enrollment” tab (click here for a direct link to our Enrollment page.) In-person appointments are strongly preferred, but phone appointments can be arranged. All lessons and classes are filled on a first come, first served basis.
A: Yes. All classes require registration prior to attending.
A: For some group classes and ensembles that do not have prerequisites or require instructor consent, students who are not applying for financial aid may register online without an appointment. Additionally, continuing students may renew their registration online during the designated current student registration periods without an appointment. All other students should make an appointment with a registrar. If you are unable to register online for any reason, you should make an appointment with a registrar.
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A: Yes. Registration is ongoing through the middle of the quarter, at which point we begin registering for the next quarter. Tuition is prorated based on when the student enrolls.
A: Yes. Students are charged for the entire quarter, or the remainder of the quarter if it has already begun.
A: You must make an appointment with a registrar, and show proof of the family’s monthly net (after tax) income. If you are self-employed, you may submit bank statements and your tax return from the previous year. The sliding-scale discount is based household monthly net income. It will be applied on the date your information is approved. Applications are available at both branches, and online.
A: Any student currently a junior in high school or younger can apply for a full scholarship if the family is receiving a CMC sliding-scale discount. Students applying for a scholarship should have at least one year of study at CMC and the recommendation of their current CMC teacher. Auditions are held each May.
A: Students pay for all lessons during the quarter, regardless of their attendance. There is no credit, reimbursement or make-up for missed lessons. It is a courtesy to inform your teacher and/or the registrar if you plan to miss a lesson.
A: Students pay for all lessons during the quarter, regardless of their attendance. CMC is not able to offer make ups or credits for missed lesson due to a student’s absence. In cases of serious illness or injury, a leave of absence may be arranged by contacting the Registrar in writing. If approved by CMC Faculty and administration, a leave of absence will be granted and credit may be given.
A: Registrars can work with you to find a more appropriate class or teacher. You may drop the class after the first lesson, however notice must be given to the registrar at least 24 hours before the second week’s class in order to receive a reimbursement for the remaining lessons. You will then be charged only for the first lesson (and the registration fee, if applicable).
A: Parents can attend their child’s private lessons with faculty approval, and they are welcome to attend the first meeting of a group class.
A: CMC offers students quarterly recital opportunities. Recitals are scheduled on Sundays throughout the year and there is no cost to participate. Additional performance workshops and jam sessions occur at our quarterly open houses (CMC Sundays), CMC’s annual Field Day Performathon, and at other master classes and clinics throughout the year.
A: The Concert Hall at CMC’s Mission District Branch is wheelchair accessible and the Richmond District Branch is wheelchair accessible.
A: CMC’s Mission District Branch is accessible via the 24th Street Mission BART station and Muni bus lines 14, 33, and 49. The Richmond District Branch is accessible via Muni bus lines 5, 31, and 38.