School of Music > Community Music > Enrollment > Enrollment Process

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) or fill out an inquiry card 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 will be prompted to complete a minors-on-campus waiver.