Please review the policies below prior to completing your registration.
NEW: POLICIES FOR 2023-2024 ACADEMIC YEAR
The academic year is divided into two 16-week semesters: fall and spring. A flexible summer session is also offered. Registration enrolls a student for the entire semester. Instruction is not offered on a week-to-week basis, although new students are accepted throughout the year when space is available.
New students are welcome to an orientation with one of our department chairs. A consultation is recommended for certain ensemble placements. Lesson times arranged at registration are considered permanent for the semester.
ACADEMIC CALENDAR – Click here to view the academic calendar for 2023-24
Current Students: Students currently attending Concord Community Music School will be eligible for pre-registration, which begins on May 15 and ends on June 30. During this time, returning students are given the opportunity to reserve a lesson slot with their teacher through one of two options:
- Option 1: Students who pre-register for the fall by paying $100 tuition deposit* and registration fee will receive a discount of $20 off the fall semester tuition per student. *Students who received financial aid during the previous academic year may pay the registration fee(s) to reserve their lesson slot and are not eligible to receive the $20 tuition discount.
- Option 2: Students who pay full year tuition by the end of the pre-registration period (June 30) will save 5% off their annual tuition. Note: Students who choose to take advantage of this option do not also receive the $20 tuition discount.
Students whose tuition payments are not received by June 30 may forfeit their regular lesson slot.
Registration is considered final with receipt of the registration fee and tuition as outlined in the payment policy below.
TUITION AND FEES – Click here to view the 2023-24 tuition, fees and discounts
PAYMENT POLICY AND INSTRUCTIONS
Registration obligates the student to pay tuition for the entire semester. Semester tuition and registration fees are payable in full upon registration or students may enroll in a monthly payment plan with first installment due upon registration and the remaining balance paid over three months. Payment plans are subject to a 4% payment plan fee (payable with first payment installment). Personal check, money order, cash, Visa, Mastercard and Discover are accepted. Payment may be made online through the ASAP registration site, over the phone or in-person in the CCMS office. To make a payment online, access your ASAP account by using the link in the registration invoice emailed to the primary account holder, log in and click the Invoice tab in your account.
Spring semester invoices will be sent to the primary account holder in early December and payment for the spring semester will be due in full prior to the first day of the semester, unless the student is enrolled in a payment plan. Payment plans must be renewed each semester.
Non-payment of tuition will result in late fees. CCMS reserves the right to stop a student’s instructional activities and reserves the right to collect funds through a debt collection agency for all delinquent account balances. To avoid suspension from a program, students are urged to contact the Registrar promptly to discuss any problems with payment. Students with outstanding balances may not register for additional programing at CCMS until full payment is remitted.
CURRENT STUDENT DISCOUNTS:
- Students enrolled in weekly private lessons receive 10% off class or ensemble tuition.
- Referral credit for new students: Currently registered students can earn a one-time $100 tuition credit by referring a friend who is NEW to the Music School (not returning after an absence; immediate family members are not eligible). New student must include your name upon registration, and you will automatically receive a $100 tuition credit on your account.
NEW STUDENT DISCOUNTS:
- New students can save 5% off their first semester of tuition by paying semester tuition in full upon registration, with registration fee. Standard tuition rates apply thereafter.
- Alternatively, new students can register for a 6-week mini-lesson package to save 10% off regular tuition rates. Standard tuition rates apply thereafter. Contact the Registrar to learn more.
If a student wishes to withdraw from lessons, the teacher must be notified, and a written request must be received by the Registrar’s Office. Communicating intent to withdraw only with faculty or staff members or simply not attending classes will not guarantee a refund nor invalidate the student’s obligation to pay for the entire semester. Tuition refunds for private lessons are made only within the first three weeks of the semester. Refunds for private lesson tuition will be given for the remaining lessons of the term. Please note that registration fees are non-refundable.
Group Classes and Ensembles
Group classes (including choruses, ensembles, early education classes, etc.) can only run when minimum enrollment is met and each member of the group makes the commitment to regularly attend classes, rehearsals, and/or performances. Out of fairness to others, withdrawals from group classes and pro-rated refunds will not be granted.
Short Session Classes, Camps and Weekend Workshops
Refunds for short session classes, camps, and weekend workshops are granted as follows:
- Cancellation at least one month prior to program: full refund or school credit
- Cancellation at least two weeks prior to program: 50% refund or school credit
- Cancellation less than two weeks prior to program: no refunds or school credits
Students entering after the start of a semester will be charged on a pro-rated basis for the duration of the semester. Tuition is due in full at the time of registration for late registrants.
PHOTO, AUDIO AND VIDEO RELEASE
Unless a written request to the contrary is received at the time of registration, registered students and their parents give permission for CCMS to photograph or audio/videotape lessons, classes, and other activities without advance notice and to publish royalty-free in its print, audio, and electronic promotions, including the website and social media channels (including Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube).
Regular attendance is expected. Students are charged for all lessons for which they register, including those missed through student absence. Student absences will not be made up. All teacher absences or cancellations by the Music School due to professional obligations, teacher illness, weather, or emergencies, will be made up. Rescheduled lessons are arranged between the student and his or her teacher, not through the office. For absences related to Covid-19, please click here for updated COVID-19 protocols and procedures.
The Music School does not follow the vacation schedule of any one school district. Weather-related cancellations and delays will be posted on the Music School’s website, Facebook page and will also be noted on the WMUR website. Families also may call the Music School at 603-228-1196 to inquire. There will be a message on the phone greeting if no one is in the office.
Note: private lesson students and families should confirm plans with their teacher, as some faculty may choose to teach remotely from home on days with snow closures for students who are willing and able to do so. In-person classes, ensembles and other programming are at faculty’s discretion to happen virtually or made up at a later date.
Financial aid is granted to students on the basis of family need and the Music School’s availability of funds. New and continuing students enrolled in private lessons, classes, or ensembles are eligible for financial aid. Applications are available in the office and on the website. Applications must be submitted each school year to be considered for financial aid. The fall semester application deadlines for new and returning students are listed on the website. Late applications will be accepted on a rolling basis as funds permit. While a family’s financial need is the primary consideration in determining awards, the Financial Aid Committee also considers temporary unemployment, emergencies, illnesses, and total music training expenses. All student financial aid information is confidential. Continuation of assistance depends on evaluation of the student’s musical commitment and progress.
SAFE ENVIRONMENT POLICY
Concord Community Music School is committed to maintaining an environment where each individual who participates in its programs and attends its events feels safe, respected, and
supported. Any individual whose behavior interferes in any way with that environment may, at the sole discretion of the Music School, be asked to withdraw from its programs.