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Center for Musical Development

The Center for Musical Development at Wittenberg University offers a variety of musical engagement opportunities for the Springfield community, including private lessons and group instruction for students of all ages and levels.

Convenient Enrollment and Payment

For students interested in private lessons, the CMD Coordinator personally arranges for lessons with a private instructor. Lessons are scheduled and billed on a term-by-term basis.

CMD terms follow the Wittenberg academic calendar: Fall (August-December), Spring (January-May), and Summer (May-August). Lessons can be taken in 30-minute, 45-minute, or 60-minute increments. Students are typically scheduled for one lesson per week during the term.

New students can register at any point during the term.

Private Lesson Costs (per lesson): 

  • 30-Minute Lesson = $20.00
    45-Minute Lesson = $30.00
    60-Minute Lesson = $40.00

  • New Student Registration Fee = $5.00 (first-time registration only)

Bills can be paid in-full up front or on a monthly basis, as arranged with the CMD Office. 

Fall Semester Dates: August 20 - December 14, 2018
Spring Semester Dates: Jan. 7 - May 19, 2019
Summer Semester Dates: May 20 - Aug 17, 2019

The Center for Musical Development also offers a variety of music classes each term. Check out the Seasonal Music Opportunities page for a listing of upcoming classes.

You can request more information about lessons and other opportunities that CMD has to offer here.

Scholarship Opportunities

Thanks to generous endowments from community donors, the Center for Musical Development is able to offer scholarship opportunities for families with multiple students (up to 20% discount) and students showing significant financial need (up to 50% discount). Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis.

Need-Based Scholarship Application

*Students displaying financial need and currently attending Perrin, Lincoln, Fulton, or Kenwood schools may also be eligible for a supplemental scholarship through the Promise Zone Community Chest.

Family/Multiple Lessons Scholarship Application

Scholarship students will be expected to attend lessons regularly, to practice diligently between lessons, and to perform in end-of-term recitals.

If you have questions about the Center for Musical Development, please feel free to contact CMD Coordinator Nancy Davis directly at 937-327-7012 or

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