Registration Fees and Policies

Student Benefits

Free Professional Concerts
All students receive one complimentary ticket to each Conservatory concert. If a student is too young to attend, the ticket may be used by a parent/guardian. Some restrictions apply; non-transferrable. Call Student Services for reservations.

Practice Rooms with Exceptional Pianos
Students have free access to rehearsal studio space, based on availability. Non-students can rent a studio rehearsal space for $10/hr.

Dorothea Meyer Music Library
Enrollment at the Conservatory includes free access to a library of over 40,000 books, scores, CDs and DVDs. Students may use the library and check out items during regular business hours.

Helen Bader Recital Hall
Students enrolled in private lessons and ensembles have the opportunity to utilize the hall for recitals, free of charge. Arrangements are made by your instructor.

Registration & Enrollment

Must be paid in full prior to the first class or lesson. Payment plans are available upon request by calling Student Services at 414-276-5760 (convenience fees may apply).

Registration Fees

$45 per year per family is charged to individuals or families initially registered for the Fall semester. This registration fee covers the Fall, Spring, and Summer semester for a period of 12 months.

$40 per family is charged to individuals or families initially registered for the Spring semester. This registration fee covers the Spring and Summer semesters.

$25 per family is charged to individuals or families who register for the Summer semester.

There is no registration fee for summer camps, workshops, or classes with tuition less than $75.
The registration fee is non-refundable. The only exception is if the class is canceled by the Conservatory.

Historic Preservation Fee
$1 per lesson, class or concert at Mcintosh|Goodrich only. Fee supports the maintenance and repair of the National Historic registered building.

Family Discount | 5% for first and second sibling; 10% for third & additional siblings
Senior Discount | 10% for adults aged 62+
Enroll Once & Save | Enroll and pay for a complete two semesters of lessons and save 5%.
Ensemble Discount | Select ensembles will be discounted $25 if the student also enrolls for private lessons during the same semester.
Corporate Discount | 10% to employees of corporate donors who give more than $2,500 per year.

Discounts may not be combined

Skip & End Dates
Skip dates to be included on your receipt. End dates may change due to scheduling needs.

Tuition Assistance & Scholarships

Tuition Assistance
Tuition assistance is available to support students in their pursuit of music education. As funds are limited, assistance is based on the federal guidelines for income status.

Through the generous financial support of our donors, we award merit scholarships to encourage students to broaden their skills. Auditions will be held in Spring 2018.

Snow/Inclement Weather

Cancellations will be posted on all local news stations and Winter weather cancellations will be made up at a later date.


Regular attendance at lessons is expected. Instructors are not required to make up lessons that a student has missed. Make ups are offered at the instructor’s discretion. Lessons missed on the account of the instructor will be made up.


The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music reserves the right, and may give permission to the media, to photograph or videograph classes, programs and participants at all our facilities and Conservatory Connections sites. Please be aware that these photos/videos are for promotional purposes and may be used in future publications and/or media communications. By participating in Conservatory classes and programs, you consent to the taking and publication of your photographic or videographic image for these purposes.

Withdrawals & Refunds

A withdrawal is considered the discontinuation of any or all studies at the Conservatory. All requests for withdrawals must be submitted, in writing or via email, to Student Services before any student will be considered withdrawn. Verbal requests or notification of intention to withdraw made directly to a student’s instructor do not fulfill this requirement. The date on which the written withdrawal is received by the Conservatory, not the last date of attendance, is considered as the official date of withdrawal. Tuition refunds for classes will be considered when written notice of withdrawal is received. Refunds because of a student’s withdrawal are for tuition only. The Registration fee is non-refundable. Complete refunds (including the Registration fee) will be issued only if a class is canceled by the Conservatory or the instructor.

Withdrawal from Classes

100% of the tuition is refundable if the student withdraws before classes or lessons begin; 75% of the tuition is refundable during the first week; 50% during the second week; and 25% during the third week of the semester. No refunds will be issued after the third week of the semester.

Withdrawal from Individual Instruction

A student who wishes to withdraw from Individual Instruction must give the Student Services office two weeks written (or email) notice. The student is responsible for payment for those two lessons and may attend them if he or she chooses. Informing a teacher of intent to withdraw does not constitute adequate notice to Student Services. If proper notification has been received, the student will be refunded for any lessons remaining beyond the two-week notification period.

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