A: All new student registrations are by appointment only. We have found that this is necessary to provide you with the highest level of service. Additionally, continuing students who miss the current student registration periods (shown as circled dates on the academic calendar) will also need to make an appointment. Appointments are required for any student applying for tuition assistance or financial aid, and any student wishing to rent an instrument. You can make an appointment by visiting 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: For 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 appointments. 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.
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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: 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: There is no credit, reimbursement or make-up for missed lessons. It is a courtesy to inform your teacher if you plan to miss a lesson and it is at the discretion of the teacher to provide a make-up lesson.
A: Teachers are not required to make up a missed lesson due to a student’s absence. In cases of serious illness or injury, a leave of absence may be arranged. Students must write a letter or email to their teacher and copy the registrar. If approved, credit may be given for two or more consecutive absences.
A: Registrars can work with you to find a more appropriate class or teacher for you. 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 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.