Registration

Registration

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Registration for Group Programs

  • Click here to explore our programs!
  • CMS is not able to provide instruments at this time. Please visit your local music store for more information about instrument rentals and purchases. 
  • Some classes will have instruments available to use in class only. Please see each class's page for more information. 
  • If you have any further questions, please email CMS at asucommunitymusic@appstate.edu.
  • The registration price of $250 covers the actual cost per student of putting on the program. However, based on financial need, you may choose any of the listed prices for a program to help meet your family’s budget and still be fully registered. 
    • Price options for most classes are $250, $185, $125, $75, and $0. 
  • This “Pay What You Can” model (described above) is made possible by donations. It is a team effort that relies upon each participant being honest about their needs and what they can contribute.
  • If you would like to support another student’s tuition, you may visit the Hayes School of Music Giving Page and select “Appalachian State University Community Music School Fund” for your contribution.
  • One $25 registration fee will be added in checkout. This covers fees charged by Conference and Camp Services. 
    • Registering for more than one group program this fall? Before completing payment on the additional group program registration(s), email Carrie Henderson (hendersoncf@appstate.edu) to have your $25 registration fee waived for those orders.

BEFORE registering: 

BOONE GROUP PROGRAMS - Registration Links

Tips:

  • If you do not have an Iris account, you will need to create one (tutorial here). 
  • If asked for a code, enter the code shown next to your program's name in the list above. 
  • Each student must be registered separately. To register another student in your family, click “Create Additional Registration”
  • Have questions about Iris? Carrie Henderson (hendersoncf@appstate.edu) can help with the registration forms.
  • Registering for more than one group program this fall? Before completing payment on the additional group program registration(s), email Carrie Henderson (hendersoncf@appstate.edu) to have your $25 registration fee waived for those orders.

BEFORE registering: 

HUDSON GROUP PROGRAMS - Registration Links 

Tips:

  • If you do not have an Iris account, you will need to create one (tutorial here). 
  • If asked for a code, enter the code shown next to your program's name in the list above. 
  • Each student must be registered separately. To register another student in your family, click “Create Additional Registration”
  • Have questions about Iris? Carrie Henderson (hendersoncf@appstate.edu) can help with the registration forms.
  • Registering for more than one group program this fall? Before completing payment on the additional group program registration(s), email Carrie Henderson (hendersoncf@appstate.edu) to have your $25 registration fee waived for those orders.

Please note that these permission forms do not enroll a student in the class. See the "REGISTRATION LINKS" sections above to register. 

  • Group programs will meet for 12 sessions between August 23 and November 19.
  • Classes will not meet from October 11-15 (Fall Break).
  • Concerts for most classes will occur the week of November 15-19.

Payment Plans

  • A monthly payment plan is the default option in registration. 
  • An initial payment of 40% is due at registration. 
  • Three more payments of 20% are due on the following dates:
    • Fall 2021: September 5, October 5, November 5
  • The participant will not be able to attend classes if the monthly payment is not received.
  • You may pay in full at any time.

How to Make a Payment

  • Log into your Iris account: https://appstate.irisregistration.com.
  • Click on "Registrations" and find the entry for your CMS program.
  • Click the orange “Make a Payment” button.
    • Iris accepts MasterCard and Visa. 
  • Payments are not to be made directly to teachers at any time. 
  • For help making a payment in Iris, please contact Carrie Henderson (hendersoncf@appstate.edu).
  • If a student plans to stop attending a group class, the parent must email a notice of withdrawal to Lisl Doughton, Program Manager (doughtonlk@appstate.edu).
  • For classes missed before officially withdrawing, no refunds will be given and no charges will be waived.
  • If a student withdraws from a group class and receives a waiver or refund, the following will be subtracted from the amount waived or refunded:
    • a $30 processing fee
    • the value of any previous class sessions based on the regular price

No make-up classes will be given for individual student absences. Students who miss a class session are encouraged to contact the instructor for information on topics and activities covered during that session.

Registration for Virtual Private Lessons

New students can initially register for a 4-lesson package any time of year to try out CMS lessons. 

You will have the opportunity to add more lessons to your introductory package if desired.

To get in touch with a teacher and register as a new student, please email asucommunitymusic@appstate.edu. We will connect you with your preferred teacher or help you choose a teacher if you are not sure. We will also send you the link to register for the introductory package.

  • Visit our Private Lessons page to read about our instruments, faculty, and pay rates.
  • Students will need to agree on a lesson time with their teacher before registering. 
  • New students can email the CMS team at asucommunitymusic@appstate.edu and we will put you in touch with your desired teacher. We can also recommend a teacher for you. 
  • CMS is not able to provide instruments at this time. Please visit your local music store for more information about instrument rentals and purchases. Your teacher may be able to offer some recommendations for your specific instrument. 

Before Registering

  • Contact your teacher to agree on the day, time, and length of your online lesson. 

Register Here

Tips

  • For Students Under 18: A parent/guardian will need to fill out a Consent Packet before the student can begin online lessons. Links can be found in the section below.  
  • If you do not have an Iris account, you will need to create one (tutorial here). 
  • Each student must be registered separately. To register another student in your family, click “Create Additional Registration”
  • Have questions about Iris? Carrie Henderson (hendersoncf@appstate.edu) can help with the registration form.
  • Interested in tuition assistance? After you begin your registration, you will have the opportunity to pause and fill out a Tuition Assistance Application. 
  • Registering for more than one kind of private lessons this fall? Before completing payment on the additional private lesson registration(s), email Carrie Henderson (hendersoncf@appstate.edu) to have your $25 registration fee waived for those orders.

Consent Packet Required Before Beginning Lessons (Students Under 18)

Media Release Form (All Ages)

Participants who would like to participate in recitals or concerts (which may be recorded and broadcast) will need to submit a Photo/Video/Sound Release Form. (En Español). For minors, this form will need to be signed by a parent/guardian. 

Tuition assistance is available for CMS lessons, typically for semester-long or year-long lesson packages. Applying promptly is recommended for best results. Tuition assistance applications may take up to 2 weeks to be processed.

  1. If you are interested in applying for tuition assistance, proceed through the normal registration process shown on this page (including getting in touch with your teacher, planning a lesson time, etc). 
  2. After you have made your selections in the Registration Form, you will have the opportunity to pause your order (saving your information) and complete the Tuition Assistance Application.
  3. If CMS is able to award tuition assistance, we will notify you at the email address you provide. If you accept a tuition assistance award, the balance of your order will be reduced before you make your first payment in Iris.
    1. If we are not able to award tuition assistance or it does not suit your needs, there is no obligation to complete the order. Just let us know if you do not choose to accept. 

Please email Lisl Doughton, Program Manager (doughtonlk@appstate.edu) with questions about tuition assistance.

Apprentice 

$25.00 per 30 minutes

 $35.00 per 45 minutes 

$45.00 per hour 

Master

$35.00 per 30 minutes

 $45.00 per 45 minutes 

$55.00 per hour

Professional

$45.00 per 30 minutes

$65.00 per 45 minutes

$80.00 per hour

  • Pricing is based on the instructor's training and experience. 
  • See our instructors here. Each instructor's pay rate (Apprentice, Master, or Professional) is listed above their bio. 
  • One $25 registration fee will be added in checkout. This covers fees charged by Conference and Camp Services.
    • Registering for more than one kind of private lessons this fall? Before completing payment on the additional private lesson registration(s), email Carrie Henderson (hendersoncf@appstate.edu) to have your $25 registration fee waived for those orders.

Fall 2021

  • Lessons may begin on Monday, August 16.
  • New students may register throughout the year. 
  • Fall semester lessons must be completed by December 10.
  • Holidays
    • No lessons will be held on September 6 or  November 25-26.
    • Some teachers may not be available for lessons during October 11-12 or November 24.
  • Log into your Iris account: https://appstate.irisregistration.com.
  • Click on "Registrations" and find the entry for your CMS program.
  • Click the orange “Make a Payment” button.
    • Iris accepts MasterCard and Visa. 
  • Payments are not to be made directly to teachers at any time. 
  • Payment Due Dates
    • Fall 2021: September 5, October 5, November 5
      • After your initial payment of 40%, you will make a payment of at least 20% by each payment due date.
    • All Year (Fall 2021-Summer 2022): September 5, October 5, November 5, December 5, February 5, March 5, April 5, May 5, and June 5. 
      • After your initial payment of 10%, you will make a payment of at least 10% by each payment due date.
    • You may pay in full at any time.
  • For help making a payment in Iris, please contact Carrie Henderson (hendersoncf@appstate.edu).

Lessons will be paused if payment is not received by the due date.

  • A lesson missed or rescheduled with less than 24 hours’ notice will be charged as a regular lesson. 
  • A teacher will reschedule one lesson without penalty if the student/family provides over 24 hours’ notice. 
  • Even with advance notice, a teacher may not be able to reschedule frequently due to their other time commitments. For this reason, a teacher is not required to reschedule more than one lesson. Students and families are recommended to ask their teacher if and when a lesson can be rescheduled before planning to reschedule a lesson for a vacation, appointment, etc. Please note that unfinished lessons do not roll over to future semesters and are not refunded.
  • Private lessons are typically not eligible for refunds except in extraordinary circumstances. 
  • If a student needs to withdraw from private lessons, the student (and parent/guardian if applicable) must email a notice of withdrawal to Lisl Doughton, Program Manager (doughtonlk@appstate.edu).
  • For lessons missed before officially withdrawing, no refunds will be given and no charges will be waived.
  • If a student withdraws from private lessons and receives a waiver or refund, the following will be subtracted from the waiver or refund:
    • a $30 processing fee
    • the full value of any previous lessons (based on the regular price even if tuition assistance was received)

College students are welcome to join Community Music School programs that are open to their age range. CMS lessons are a great opportunity for adult students who are not music majors or minors to pursue their musical interests. 

However, college students should note that Community Music School lessons and classes do not count for college credit. Students wishing to take music courses for college credit can find a variety of ensembles and classes on the Hayes School of Music's Opportunities for Non-Majors page. (Please also check the current course catalog for the most up-to-date class offerings and times.) 

Before choosing a lesson time, college students are encouraged to consider where they will be able to practice or receive their lessons. Please note that Hayes School of Music practice rooms are currently only available for use by music majors (as of Summer 2021).