Community Music Program Private Lessons

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.

Instruction

CMP private lessons are taught on a weekly basis in School of Music buildings. Instruction will be provided by upper division, graduate music majors, or approved non-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.

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

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, practice facilities, or accompanists. CMP students should seek the advice of their instructor before purchasing any materials or music.

Tuition & Payment

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 facility costs.

FALL 2017 - SUMMER 2018 Tuition Rates

Undergraduate Instructors

13-Week Fall / Spring Session*

Cost per lesson

30 minutes

$252.50

$17.50

45 minutes

$366.25

$26.25

1 hour

$480.00

$35.00

Graduate Instructors

13-Week Fall / Spring Session*

Cost per lesson

30 minutes

$278.50

$19.50

45 minutes

$405.25

$29.25

1 hour

$532.00

$39.00

Undergraduate Instructors

8-Week Summer Session*

Cost per lesson

30 minutes

$165.00

$17.50

45 minutes

$235.00

$26.25

1 hour

$305.00

$35.00

Graduate Instructors

8-Week Summer Session*

Cost per lesson

30 minutes

$181.00

$19.50

45 minutes

$259.00

$29.25

1 hour

$337.00

$39.00

*Total amount includes $25 administrative fee

Payment

  • Credit card payments can be made in-person at 140 Fine Arts Building (the main music office) Monday – Friday 8am – 12pm & 1pm – 5pm. You may also call (573) 882-2606 to make a payment. If someone is unable to answer your call, please leave a message with your name and phone number and we will return your call as soon as possible.
  • Checks should be made out to the MU School of Music and can be dropped off or mailed to the address below. Please indicate the name of the applicant on the check.
  • Cash is only accepted in-person at the music office.

Community Music Program
140 Fine Arts Building
Columbia, MO 65211

Schedule

Fall 2017: September 5th - December 8th
Spring 2018: January 29th - May 4th
Summer 2018: June 4th - July 27th

End of Semester Concert:

Fall 2017: Saturday, December 9th
Dress Rehearsal: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Concert: 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, or 2:30 PM (overflow only)

Spring 2018: Saturday, May 5th
Dress Rehearsal: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Concert: 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, or 2:30 PM (overflow only)

Policies

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 the program coordinator 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.

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 the program coordinator 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.

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.

 

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Contact: 
Coordinator
140 Fine Arts Building
ph: 573-882-9472
fax: 573-884-7444
communitymusic@missouri.edu
End of Semester Concert: 
Fall 2017 Semester:
Saturday, December 9th
Dress Rehearsal (optional):
10:00 AM-12:00 PM (Whitmore Hall)
 
Recital:
12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, or 2:30 PM (Whitmore Hall, green room/reception in FAB 134)