How to Register


Individual Lessons (non-Suzuki)

Our walk-in new student registration sessions allow staff members to consider a student's background, personality, personal motivation and goals, as well as specific needs or requirements, to place the student with the most appropriate instructor.  While student attendance at registration is optional, students are encouraged to attend with a parent and see the facilities. (Auditions are not required.) Students may register after the walk-in registration dates; however, remaining lesson times may not be as convenient for your family's schedule.  

Fall 2016 Registration:  August 6-11, 2016 
Fall 2016 Semester:  August 13, 2016-January 7, 2017

Spring 2017 Registration:  January 7-12, 2017
Spring 2017 Semester:  January 17-May 26, 2017 (plus June 3rd for Saturday lessons and June 5th for Monday lessons)

Summer 2017 Registration:  June 3-8, 2017
Summer 2017 Session: June 13-July 25, 2017 (plus July 29th for Saturday lessons and July 31st for Monday lessons)

Click here the full list of Registration dates, times & locations

Missed the walk-in registration dates? Give us a call at your preferred location!

  • Webster Groves: (314) 968-5939
  • Chesterfield (at Faust Park): (636) 537-1601
  • University City: (314) 968-5939 (main CMS number)

Continuing Individual Lesson and Suzuki Suzuki students need to complete a re-enrollment form for each semester. 


Kindermusik & Young Years Music Classes

Children ages birth-6 years may enroll for Kindermusik & Young Years music classes for the fall and spring semesters by submitting the registration form. For more program information click on the title above or to download a registration form click here.

Suzuki Strings

Those seeking Suzuki instruction must contact the School to add their names to the orientation list. Invitations to attend the parent orientation are mailed prior to Fall and Spring semesters. The required three-week parent orientation, for which a fee is charged, is held once or twice per academic year. Following completion of the parent orientation, children are scheduled to begin lessons. To receive an orientation invitation, call (314) 968-5939 or email

Orchestras and Ensembles

Audition application deadlines for the Orchestras and Ensembles occur in late July/August each year. For more information and to download an application click here.

Preparatory Program

Audition application deadlines for the Preparatory Program occur in August each year. For more information and to download an application click here.

Summer Music Programs

Information and applications for summer music programs are available in February each year.  For more information and to download an application click here.  

Young Composers Competition

Submissions for the 2016-17 YCC are no longer being accepted.  Please check back in May 2017 for information about the 2017-18 competition.  

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