New Students

Any student who was not enrolled during the previous fall or spring semester is considered a new student.

To enroll in the Music Academy, fill out and submit the online registration form - one form per enrollment, please. Once your enrollment form has been validated, you will receive an email directing you to a link to pay the instructional fees. You may indicate a specific teacher request under "preferred teacher." (See "Staff" section to determine if your teacher is professional or student level faculty.) If you need help or advice selecting an appropriate teacher or enrollment period, please call the Academy office at (573) 651-2378. We recommend this preliminary communication since we maintain waiting lists in several areas, and since a few areas do not have both a professional and student level teacher available.

Registration form and instructional fee(s) are due by the following deadlines:

  • Fall - August 13, 2021
  • Spring - January 7, 2022
  • Summer - May 21, 2021

Continuing Students

Students who were enrolled in the previous semester (excluding summer session) are considered returning students.

All returning students must re-register each semester. If registration is received and instructional fees are paid by the deadline, you will automatically be assigned to your current teacher. If payment is received after the deadline, your name will be placed at the end of the waiting list for first available opening. To request a different teacher or to change faculty levels, please call the Academy office before the deadline at (573) 651-2378.

Registration form and instructional fee(s) are due by the following deadlines:

  • Fall - August 13, 2021
  • Spring - January 7, 2022
  • Summer- May 21, 2021

All Students

Once your completed registration form and payment are received, you will be contacted by your instructor to schedule lesson times. Please have your new Musicianship Class time handy when your teacher calls. Remember that most teachers receive their rosters the week before classes, so scheduling calls may not be made until that time.

New students and continuing students not currently enrolled in Musicianship Class must attend the Placement Test to determine the most appropriate class for age and ability.

Information

  • Deadline for continuing students is August 13. Online registration and instructional fee(s) must be received by that date. Deadline for spring semester is January 13, 2020. (Registration form is required.)
  • Deadline for new students is August 22. Registration form and instructional fee(s) must be received by that date. Deadline for spring semester registration form and instructional fee(s) is January 15, 2020.
  • Deadline for summer semester is May 22. Registration and instructional fee(s) must be received by this date. Deadlines for summer group classes vary. Your early registration is encouraged.

  • Registration and payment should be completed through this website.
  • For full semester enrollments, please pay full instructional fee(s) or pay 50% at the time of registration, with the remainder due in 30 days.
  • Reminder notices will only be sent by e-mail, so please mark the due date on your calendar.
  • Lessons will be discontinued for students whose accounts are not paid within 60 days of the beginning of the semester.
  • A $20 charge will be added to your account for any check that is returned for insufficient funds, or payment that is entered inaccurately and returned due to incorrect account information.

  • 5% discount for a paid in full, full year enrollment (fall and spring semesters).
  • Multiple child discounts are available on full semester enrollments for each child after the first enrollment - $35 for professional level faculty, $25 for student level faculty. This does not apply to multiple enrollments for the same child.
  • See the Financial Assistance section below for scholarship information.
  • Only one type of discount may be applied per family.
  • Discounts and scholarships do not apply for summer lessons.

The Music Academy is pleased to offer the following forms of assistance to the extent that funds permit. Applications for financial assistance are reviewed before the beginning of each fall semester. The application deadline for fall is August 5, 2020.

Financial Assistance

Available to school age students, all assistance is determined on an individual basis, taking into consideration each family’s financial resources, the number of dependent children, as well as extraordinary circumstances. Parents must submit a copy of their most recent IRS–1040 form along with an application form. Recipients of scholarships are expected to maintain reasonable progress, maintain good attendance, and perform at least once during the academic year at an outreach concert. Students are also required to regularly attend the appropriate Musicianship Class. Applications for financial assistance are available from the Academy office at (573) 651-2378.

Music Academy Scholarships

Scholarships may also be awarded to students who have demonstrated exceptional talent and ability. Music Academy scholars receive an additional 15-30 minutes of lesson time at no additional cost. Students are eligible to be recommended by their teachers after at least one year of study at the Academy. Recipients must maintain superior progress and attendance and must perform at least once per semester in a student recital and once per academic year in an outreach concert. Music Academy scholars must also regularly attend the appropriate Musicianship Class.

To enroll, please complete this form.

Full refunds can be made if enrollment is cancelled no later than one week prior to the beginning of a session. Ninety perfect refunds can be made up to the end of the second week of a session. After that time, refunds will be made only in cases of extended illness or relocation of the student or teacher. Conflicts with other activities are not acceptable reasons for a refund. Refund requests must be made prior to the end of the enrollment period. Please notify the Academy immediately if lessons are discontinued for any reason – (573) 651-2378.

Policies

  • The Music Academy will no longer be able to accept payments or process credit card payment over the phone. Due to Federal laws and regulations, all payments will be made online through the website or in person at the Cashier's Office on the ground floor of Academic Hall Room 018A.
  • For full semester enrollments, you may pay in full, or pay 50% at the time of registration, with the remainder due in 30 days. Reminder notices will only be sent by e-mail, so please mark the due date on your calendar.
  • A $12 per month late fee will be charged to accounts not paid within 30 days.
  • Lessons will be discontinued for students whose accounts are not paid within 60 days of the beginning of the semester.

Attendance

Students are expected to attend weekly lessons and/or classes at the set time that has been arranged with your teacher. Students should arrive on time in order to receive the full allotted time. The Academy reserves the right to refuse enrollment to students who have demonstrated a lack of interest or whose attendance has been inadequate.

Cancellation

Please call your teacher o cancel a lesson. Do not call the Academy office unless there is an emergency. Be sure to acquire you teacher's contact information at the first lesson.

Make-up Lessons

  • The Academy follows the University calendar. Make-ups may not be given for University scheduled holidays.
  • One make-up lesson is offered per semester if the absence is due to illness and if the lesson is cancelled before noon of the lesson day.
  • Any lesson cancelled by the teacher will be made up.
  • If lessons are interrupted due to late Instructional Fee(s) payments, teachers are not required to make up lessons even after the account has been brought up to date.

Parents are responsible for the behavior of their children at all times while on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. The River Campus is an academic complex and students will be expected to act accordingly. It is always best if young Academy students are accompanied to lessons or classes by a parent or guardian. In instances where this is not possible, students should be dropped off and picked up no more than five minutes before or after a lesson. If an unaccompanied child behaves inappropriately, the Academy will require the child be supervised by a guardian. In serious cases, the student's enrollment may be cancelled.

Each family will be issued a University parking permit, valid for fall or spring/summer semesters. The permit should be displayed on the dashboard. Families are responsible for paying tickets issued if your permit is not displayed or for other parking violations. Extra permits or replacement of a lost permit can be obtained from the Academy office for a fee of $10.

Parents receive a written evaluation at the end of each academic year from private teachers and Musicianship Class teachers. Evaluations provide parents with a report of students' progress, and inform them of goals for the upcoming year. In order to provide the highest quality instruction, we invite you to complete the "Evaluation of the Music Academy" form and return it to the Academy office. Your comments are needed and welcome. (Suzuki parents do not receive written evaluations, as progress is communicated weekly at Group Class).

The Music Academy will close when the university is closed. Announcements are repeated often on most local radio and television stations. Information regarding closing will also be on the Academy answering machine as soon as it is available. If you have a question about the status of Academy classes, please call the office at (573) 651-2378, before leaving home.
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