No credits will be
issued for student absences during the summer term because flexible scheduling
Classes missed by
individual students will NOT be made up.
If a teacher is absent, or the school is closed,
those missed lessons will be re-scheduled, if possible. If that is not
possible, a lesson credit will be extended to the student. In the case of
extended faculty absence, CVSM may supply a qualified substitute teacher.
Students are obligated to attend and pay for lessons with substitutes.
Registration fees and class
fees are not refundable or transferable.
If excused student absences
or missed lessons due to school closing or teacher absence are not able to be
re-scheduled, a credit to that student’s account will be issued. Credits are not
refundable, but may be transferred to other lessons within the family unit.
Credits will be forfeited if not redeemed by January 15, 2013.
Classes canceled by CVSM for
any reason will be refunded (registration fee included).
A student must cancel 7 days
prior to the start of a semester, class, workshop or camp to receive a full
refund (less registration fee). No refunds will be issued to any student who
withdraws later than 7 days prior to the semester/term.
6. Inclement Weather: In the instance of
inclement weather it
may be necessary to cancel lessons and classes. CVSM will not automatically
close if public schools are closed. We will make every effort to announce a
closing on the following radio stations: WARK 1490 AM, WARX 106.9 FM, WSRT 92.1
FM, WCHA 800 AM, WQCM 94.3 FM, WCRH 90.5 FM, WIKZ MIX 95.1 FM, WCBG 1590 AM,
WHAG 1410 AM, as well as on our website at
7. Parking: Parking for Chambersburg students will be in the parking island to the rear
of Thomson Hall and in other non-restricted areas. Please do not park in areas
designated for Wilson students or marked no parking. There is also unrestricted
parking available in the rear of the Rosenkrans Hall parking lot at the south
entrance to the college. Wilson College Security will issue tickets to
violators. Parents who are dropping off students and waiting in their cars for
lessons to be completed are requested to move their cars off of the CVSM
reserved lot and return at the designated completion of the lesson to help free
up space for faculty and students who are not able to stay with their vehicles.
Waynesboro students should use the lot available behind 32 W. Main Street
and at St. Andrew School, or park at one of the meters on Main Street. Students
at the Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg or St. Ann Roman Catholic Church
or St. Maria Goretti High School in Hagerstown should call
CVSM for clarification about location and parking.
Placement of each
student with a particular teacher is carefully considered at the time of
enrollment. If a change of instructor is recommended by the instructor, or
desired by the student or parent, proper handling of the matter should first be
discussed with the other party, and then referred to the program director and
registrar to arrange the scheduling change.
The school reserves the right
to discontinue lessons of any student due to frequent absence (more than 3
consecutive lessons), frequent tardiness, behavioral problems, delinquency in
payment of fees, or failure to abide by policy. A student wishing to discontinue
at the end of a semester should notify the instructor as a courtesy.
9. Copying Music:
that students use in private or class instruction will be purchased by the
student either through the school or a music store. Photocopying music is
Performance Opportunities: CVSM students have numerous
opportunities to perform for each other and for the community through student
recitals in beautiful Thomson Alumnae Chapel at Wilson College, and occasionally at other venues. CVSM students
and faculty members are frequently asked to perform throughout the community for
local events. In addition, CVSM offers numerous ensembles for students of all
ages, including the CVSM Performathon, the CVSM Community Symphonic Band, the CVSM Community String
Orchestra, the CVSM Concert Jazz Band, the Cumberbunds children's chorus, the
CVSM Rock Band, New Horizons Band, and other groups. Students interested in performance or ensemble opportunities should
inform their instructors and/or the office.
11. Responsibility: It is the
responsibility of the parent and/or student to notify the CVSM directors when
problems arise, whether financial, instructional or personal. Every effort will
be made to respond to individual need, and all requests will be kept
12. Scholarships: The CVSM awards a limited number
of scholarships for merit and for financially needy students. We are committed
to making music a part of everyone's life who desires it. If you feel your
financial situation warrants scholarship consideration, please call the office
for an application or download one from our website. Merit scholarships are
awarded through a competition held in the spring of each year; please ask your
teacher or the office for more information.
The CVSM does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, sex, ethnic origin, or
religious beliefs in its admission, financial aid, or other educational
Wilson College is a smoke free
campus and the use of tobacco products is prohibited on all 300 acres of
Photos may be taken during lessons, classes and camps. If you do
not want your student photographed, please notify CVSM in writing at time of
I have read and understand Cumberland Valley
School of Music’s policies as stated above. Return this signed form with
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