Community Music Program
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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 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.
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 August 26, 2013 for the Fall Term, the week of January 27, 2014 for the Winter Term and June 2, 2014 for the summer. Registration after classes begin is available at a reduced rate.
Fall 2013 Recital:
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.
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.
Last modified: 24-Feb-2014