Register for Classes in East Lansing

Ways to Register

  • By phone at (517) 355-7661
  • In-person at the CMS office: 4930 S. Hagadorn, East Lansing, MI 48823
    (across from the Shaw Lane entrance to MSU's campus)
  • Online for select classes and ensembles
    • Excludes private lessons, Suzuki lessons, Flute Forum, individual and group music therapy, summer camps, and for those receiving financial assistance.

How to Register Online

  • Review the student agreement and handbook listed below
  • Click "I Agree" - you will be directed to the CMS registration site
  • Select "CMS-East Lansing"
  • Locate your class/ensemble
  • If you are an MSU faculty/staff/student, select "MSU Employee/Student Price" near the bottom of the class registration page to receive your 5% tuition discount
  • Click "Add to Basket" and complete the payment process

Registration Fee 

CMS charges a $15 registration fee once per semester, per family. This fee applies to all lessons, classes, ensembles, and music therapy with tuition of $100 or more in a single semester. This fee is non-refundable and does not apply to any summer programming. 

Financial Assistance 

If you have applied for financial assistance, registration must completed by phone or in-person. Learn more or apply for financial assistance.


Student Agreement

Please read the information below before you register.

  • Online registrations are processed in the order in which they are received. If you register for a class with pending registrations that cause it to fill before your registration is processed, your credit card charge will be voided and you will be notified that the class is full.

  • Refunds for classes or ensembles are not possible after the first class.

  • CMS uses photography and video to document lessons, classes, and events. These photos may be used in brochures, advertising, or public relations activities. Photographs featuring registered students are considered eligible for publication or public use unless a student or parent/guardian of a student under age 18 submits a Request for Nonuse form available through the registrar.

  • CMS is considered an MSU on-campus building, and has a paid lot. When visiting CMS, there are kiosks outside and in the lobby to pay for parking. The cost is $1.20/hr and is enforced from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday through Saturday. You do not need to pay for parking if you are parking in a handicap spot with a valid handicap pass, and/or have a valid MSU faculty parking pass.

  • If you are participating in in-person lessons, classes, ensembles, or music therapy, please review the CMS-East Lansing health and safety protocols.

Review the Student Handbook (PDF)

By submitting your payment and registration form, you are agreeing to abide by the policies and health and safety protocols of the MSU Community Music School. CMS reserves the right to change any curricular offering, policy, procedure, or fee.

I Agree