Parking Policy

Campus policy requires that each vehicle have a parking tag hanging on the rearview mirror.

A $5.00 parking tag for CMS parents and students can be obtained by visiting the University Police station located at 1301 SGA Drive in Pride Hall (next to the Sims Memorial Library) and presenting a CMS parking slip, which will be mailed to you and is also available at the CMS office.

NOTE: If you currently have a Southeastern parking tag of any kind, you must use that tag as a CMS parent or student. Visitor tags will only be assigned to those who are not currently enrolled as a Southeastern student or employed by the university.


In the Music Building

The Community Music School clients and staff must follow all university COVID-19 guidelines and policies. The CMS has a designated waiting area, located on the second floor of the Pottle Annex. Parents and students are welcome to use this area, along with the Student Lounge (also located on the second floor) when waiting for lessons.

We ask that students under age 12 be accompanied by an adult when in the music building and that younger siblings not be left unattended in the CMS waiting areas.


Lesson Preparation

CMS students should come to lessons each week with all necessary materials.

We ask parents of CMS students under high school age to communicate with their child's instructor on a regular basis regarding weekly assignments.


Missed Lessons

Up to two (2) makeup lessons per semester are available to CMS students who must miss a lesson due to illness or family emergency, provided they have given the instructor three (3) hours notice.

If a student must miss more than two lessons in one semester, tuition can be credited towards the following semester, provided these lessons are excused. CMS Instructors are not required to make up lessons for reasons other than those indicated above.

If you need to reschedule an upcoming lesson due to other reasons, please contact your instructor immediately.

If the student is ill, or there is a family emergency, the instructor must be notified at least three (3) hours prior the regularly scheduled lesson. 

NOTE: If the instructor is not present for a regularly scheduled lesson and you have not been informed in advance, contact the CMS office.



No weapons of any kind shall ever be brought into a lesson.


Termination of Lessons

In the event that a student would like to terminate their lessons with CMS prior to the end of the semester, we require four weeks notice, or a payment equivalent to four lessons counted from the date of the notice.



Participation in our end of the semester recitals is strongly encouraged, but not mandatory.

In addition, students and parents should take advantage of the stellar quality of the Southeastern Music Department faculty and student performances. Along with providing excellent exposure to varying types of classical music repertoire, these occasions also afford CMS students additional artists from which to learn, apart from their individual teachers.