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Enrollment Process

New Students

New students may enroll for individual instruction at any time during the year if space with an appropriate teacher is available. Tuition will be charged on a pro-rated basis if lessons begin after the start of a quarter.
  1. The first step in the enrollment process is a placement interview with the Director of Community Music, Susanne Baker. Pre-college students should call the office (773-325-7262) to arrange a suitable meeting time. A short phone interview is usually sufficient for adult students.
  2. The placement interview assists the director in selecting an appropriate instructor for the student, taking particular needs and interests into account. In addition, the student will be informed of the CMD's programs and policies.
  3. After the interview, the student will be contacted about a teacher assignment.
  4. After placement with an instructor has been confirmed, students must complete a Registration Form and submit tuition and fees prior to the first lesson.

Classes and Ensembles

  • New students may register directly for classes
  • Ensembles generally require a placement audition with the instructor
    • Check class descriptions for specific details

Returning Students

  • Continuing students must re-register at the beginning of each new academic year
  • Once the re-registration process is completed, invoices will be mailed prior to the start of each new quarter
  • Payment must be received before the start of instruction to ensure placement in the program.

Late Registration for classes

  • A limited number of classes allow for late registration with the instructor's permission
  • Students registering after the start of a class will be required to pay full tuition