New Students and Early Childhood Students
Print and complete a paper registration form or call (585) 274-1400 to request one by mail:
ECMS lessons, classes and ensembles:ECMS Registration Form (pdf)
Early Childhood Classes: Early Childhood Registration Form (pdf)
Return the form:
- By mail to 26 Gibbs Street, Rochester, NY 14618
- By fax to (585) 274-1005
- By email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Or in person at 10 Gibbs Street, Suite 310.
Continuing students must re-register each year either by paper form or online from May until September. Continuing students will receive an email in May containing login information for online registration.
Registration for courses is on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority is given to registrations received at least one month before the beginning of a term. The Community Music School reserves the right to cancel sections of classes with insufficient enrollment. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be given the opportunity to transfer into another section of the same class, into a different class, or to receive a full refund. Late registrations, when permitted by the instructor, will be billed for the full semester. All music theory classes for grades 7-adult are designed on a full-year curriculum. No new registrations are accepted after October 1.
By directive of the University of Rochester, all students in the Eastman Community Music School must be registered for any class, ensemble or lesson BEFORE they attend those courses. ECMS faculty are required to take attendance to ensure all of their students are registered – even on the first class/lesson meeting.
Priority is always given to students registering at least one month before the beginning of a semester. When studio space permits, students may begin lessons at any time of year and billing will be prorated.
Each new student requesting lessons will be assigned to an intern or instructor. Requests for a particular teacher will be honored when possible. Once the assignment has been made, the teacher will contact the student directly. The student and teacher will set up a mutually agreed upon lesson time and day at which time the lesson can start. When Community Music School studio enrollments are at capacity, student names may be placed on a waiting list.
If a change of instructor is recommended by the instructor, or desired by a student or parent, the issue should be discussed by instructor and student, and then referred to the associate dean for action.