Registration and Financial Aid

Join us for a summer of fun at CMSS!

Now enrolling for week-long summer sessions for children preschool through high school, private and semi-private lessons for all ages and levels, and beginner adult classes.

Now enrolling for private lessons and classes!

Student Placement

We make every effort to ensure an excellent placement between students and our professional faculty. Placements and lesson times are determined by a combination of factors including:

  • The student’s interest in a particular instrument or genre
  • The student’s age, personality, and learning style
  • A faculty member’s availability and the student’s ability to attend lessons during a particular day and time

For private lessons, there are 36 lessons in a full school year. Students may enroll at any time during the year, and lessons will be pro-rated based on how many lessons are remaining in the school year.

For group classes and ensembles, there are 35 classes in a full school year. Not all classes are available for late registration. Please speak with a member of our registration team our about pro-rating class tuition.


Tuition Information

2019-2020 Registration Fee for Private Lessons: $50

2019-2020 Private Lesson Tuition
LengthPrice Per LessonSemi-Annual PaymentFull Year Tuition
30 minutes$36$648$1,296
45 minutes$50$900$1,800
60 minutes$62$1,116$2,232

Pay in Full and Early Enrollment discounts available.

Financial Aid

CMSS offers need-based financial aid to students in grades K-12 who are 18 years of age and under. A complete application has three components: an online application, a copy of the 2019 1040 tax form, and two references.

CMSS will begin accepting financial aid applications for the 2020-2021 school year on March 1, 2020. Please check back to this page for application instructions at that time.

Watch our Dr. King Day Celebration!

This is a collaborative celebration hosted by Martin Luther King Jr Family Services, Community Music School of Springfield, D.R.E.A.M Studio and Springfield College.