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Community Music Program

Community Music Program
pdf downloads:
CMP Application
CMP Infosheet

CMP Instructor Agreement (pdf)

For further information about all of the
School of Music’s community programs, please contact Jonathan Kuuskoski, Director of
Entrepreneurship and Community Programs.
140 Fine Arts Building
Columbia, MO 65211-6120
phone: 573-882-2605
fax: 573-884-7444
email: KuuskoskiJ@missouri.edu

The Community Music Program (CMP) is an outreach effort sponsored by the University of Missouri School of Music to aspiring musicians in central Missouri. CMP offers opportunities for those who seek musical instruction purely for personal enrichment.

Our goal is to serve as a primary resource for high quality instruction and performance opportunities for students of all ages and stages of musical development. Music lessons offered through CMP are ideal for those individuals seeking individualized attention, musical challenges and enrichment beyond the usual large ensemble experience. Motivation and interest are the only entrance requirements.

Tuition

Tuition is based upon the educational qualification of the instructor, length of lesson, and term of instruction. All fees are charged on a semester basis and payable before the start of lessons. Pro-rated tuition is available to those registering late. A $25.00 non-refundable fee is included for administrative and facilitycosts.

Registration

Students seeking instruction should contact Jonathan Kuuskoski, who will handle applications, fees (see below), and pupil placement. The placement of students with an instructor is subject to instructor availability. In the event a teacher is not available, a waiting list will be maintained.

CMP lessons will begin the week of September 1, 2014 for the Fall Term, the week of January 26, 2015 for the Winter Term and June 8, 2015 for the summer. Registration after classes begin is available at a reduced rate.

Fall 2014 Recital:
Dress Rehearsal: Saturday, Dec. 13th 9:00AM-12:00PM (Whitmore Hall)
Concert: Saturday, Dec. 13th, 12:30PM-2:00PM or 2:30PM-4PM (Whitmore Hall, green room/reception in FAB 134)

Spring 2015 Recital:
Dress Rehearsal: Saturday, May 9th 9:00AM-12:00PM (Whitmore Hall)
Concert: Saturday, May 9th, 12:30PM-2:30PM or 2:30PM-4PM (Whitmore Hall, green room/reception in FAB 134)

Instruction

CMP private lessons are taught on a weekly basis in School of Music buildings. Instruction will be provided by upper division and graduate music majors who study at the University of Missouri. Instructors are recommended by the applied faculty and are appointed to teach in the Community Music Program.

Scheduling of lessons is arranged directly between the instructor and pupil. Instructors will contact students by phone to schedule the lesson time. CMP does not provide instructional materials, music, instruments for rental, or practice facilities. CMP students should seek the advice of their instructor before purchasing any materials or music.

Community Music Program Schedule of Fees

Undergraduate Instructors

13-Week Fall / Spring Session

Cost per lesson

30 minutes
45 minutes
1 hour

$229.50
$314.00
$405.00

$16.50 (plus $25 fee)
$23.00 (plus $25 fee)
$30.00 (plus $25 fee)

Graduate Instructors

13-Week Fall / Spring Session

Cost per lesson

30 minutes
45 minutes
1 hour

$255.50
$353.00
$457.00

$18.50 (plus $25 fee)
$26.00 (plus $25 fee)
$34.00 (plus $25 fee)

Undergraduate Instructors

8-Week Summer Session

Cost per lesson

30 minutes
45 minutes
1 hour

$157.00
$209.00
$265.00

$16.50 (plus $25 fee)
$23.00 (plus $25 fee)
$30.00 (plus $25 fee)

Graduate Instructors

8-Week Summer Session

Cost per lesson

30 minutes
45 minutes
1 hour

$173.00
$233.00
$297.00

$18.50 (plus $25 fee)
$26.00 (plus $25 fee)
$34.00 (plus $25 fee)

 

Credit Cards: The CMP is now accepting credit card payments in person at the Community Program office (140 Fine Arts Building) or over the phone at 573-882-2605

Group and Piano Lessons for students ages 6-9 available through Experiencing Piano. For more information, please click here.


Community Music Program Refund Policy

To encourage student attendance and provide a stable income for instructors, students are required to pay their tuition in full for lessons on or before the first lesson. Throughout your enrollment in the CMP, students will be in direct contact with their instructor(s) to schedule lessons. If a student needs to change a scheduled lesson day/time, (s)he must give at least 24 hours notice to the instructor. Lessons cancelled without 24 hours notice will not be made up, except in the case of a documented family or medical emergency, and CMP will not refund tuition for any such missed lessons. Instructors will notify Jonathan Kuuskoski immediately if an attendance problem arises, and students who miss two consecutive lessons without notice may have their enrollment in CMP terminated, without refund. PLEASE NOTE: With the exception of documented family or medical emergency circumstances, we cannot process refunds for CMP tuition once the semester has begun, and any lessons not completed by the end of the semester of enrollment will be forfeited.

Community Music Program Instructor Attendance Policy

It is the instructor’s responsibility to attend the assigned private lesson each week. A “no show” or a frivolous cancellation on the instructor’s behalf is a violation of CMP policy. Upon the instructor’s first offense he/she will be required to meet with Jonathan Kuuskoski to discuss in detail the lapse of responsibility. The second offense may lead to an immediate termination of the instructor’s participation in the CMP, or further disciplinary action.

Community Music Program Inclement Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather, the Community Music Program follows the University of Missouri’s inclement weather policies. Suspension or cancellation of Community Music Program lessons, classes, or recitals due to inclement weather will be avoided whenever possible. However, cancellation may be made at the discretion of the instructor, and we encourage instructors, students, parents and/or legal guardians to exercise extreme caution in situations where weather conditions may pose any risk. In such cases where classes or lessons are canceled due to inclement weather, instructors must notify the Coordinator of Outreach and Community Programs, as well as the student, parent and/or legal guardian immediately. Make-up lessons, classes, and recitals will be scheduled by mutual agreement of the instructors and students, parents, and/or legal guardians and may be limited due to scheduling and facility constraints. The Coordinator of Outreach and Community Programs reserves the right to make final decisions about cancelling recitals or other group events due to inclement weather, as well as decisions about make-up lessons, classes, recitals, and any other Program events.