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 Re-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: Visit our Enrollment page. Until further notice, all registration appointments will occur by phone (students may schedule video appointments to speak with a registrar at the Mission Branch). All lessons and classes will be 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. Students must enroll for the remaining lessons or classes of the quarter.
A: Yes. Students are charged for the entire quarter, or the remainder of the quarter if it has already begun.
A: Download and review CMC’s Sliding Scale Application (PDF). Schedule an appointment with our registration team at the branch where you plan to study; we will process your application over the phone. Assistance is based on household monthly net income and will be applied on the date your information is approved.
A: Any student currently a junior in high school or younger can audition for a full scholarship if the family is receiving a CMC sliding-scale discount. Students need to have studied at CMC for at least 3 consecutive quarters to be eligible for a scholarship, and should speak to their private instructor to seek a scholarship nomination. 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 a make up or credit for a 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, you must give notice to the registrar at least 24 hours before the second week’s lesson/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 may not attend their child’s private lessons or group classes as we are trying to maintain social distancing in the studios.
A: CMC offers students quarterly recital opportunities. Recitals are scheduled on toward the end of each quarter and there is no cost to participate. Additional performance opportunities, masterclasses, and workshops are offered throughout the year and at CMC’s annual Field Day Performathon. As CMC continues in a hybrid environment, we will offer hybrid approaches to performances and workshops, i.e., some in person and some online.
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.