Financial Assistance

CMS is committed to making music possible for as many people as possible. Therefore, financial assistance is offered to anyone with need for all CMS programs. As every little bit helps, varying amounts of assistance is awarded, based on the level of need. 

Apply for Financial Assistance


Deadlines
  • Fall 2021 applications: September 18, 2021
  • Spring 2022 applications: February 5, 2022
  • Summer 2022 applications are due 2-3 weeks before lessons/programs begin

Late applications are accepted, however, applications received by the due date receive priority.


Give more people the opportunity to make music!

Each year, the requests for financial assistance continue to grow. One in eleven CMS students receive financial assistance, and of these students, many are living on an annual household incomes of less than $26,000 for an average family size of 3 people.

As a self-supporting institution, funding for CMS financial assistance comes primarily from grants and private donations, and is limited each semester. Help us make music, and its benefits, possible for more people.

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Coming from a single-income family, financial assistance makes it possible for my son to play piano year-round. Music is a big part of his life, giving him an outlet to express himself and even help reduce his anxiety. Thank you for making this happen.

CMS youth student parent