How to Register
You may register for music and art classes at the Community School of the Arts Office, located in the Tolland Cottage on the Depot Campus. Payment in full is due upon registration, prior to the first class. Registrations can also be taken over the phone with VISA, MasterCard, Discover and Diners International, by calling us at 860-486-1073. A receipt (proof of transaction) will be mailed to you.
For your convenience, a printable Fall/Spring Registration Form (pdf) and Summer Registration Form (pdf) are provided.
Festival registrations are processed separately. Please refer to the information for each festival for registration details specific to that festival.
How to Pay Bill Online
You may pay your outstanding balances online by following the instructions here.
School Calendar (for calendar listing of CSA events, click here)
Refund Policy and Withdrawals
To withdraw from a course and receive financial credit, a student must submit a written withdrawal request to the Community School of the Arts Office. Notice to the instructor is not sufficient. Non-attendance does not constitute a withdrawal, and no deduction will be made for temporary absence from a class or lesson.
CSA’s refund policy is based on the assumption that a student has paid the fee in full prior to the date of withdrawal. Registration is based on a semester long commitment (i.e., the number of lessons indicated on the registration form). Therefore, any outstanding fee payment is not waived if withdrawal occurs before the balance is paid.
Because of contractual obligations for instruction and other services at the start of the semester,
a minimum $25 withdrawal fee will be assessed at the time of withdrawal and the remaining fee refunded based on the following schedule:
For 6-week or longer classes, withdrawals made...
- prior to
the first lesson/class, 100% refund (less $25 withdrawal fee);
- prior to
the second lesson/class, 90% refund (less $25 withdrawal fee);
- prior to
the third lesson/class, 75% refund (less $25 withdrawal fee);
- prior to
the fourth lesson/class, 50% refund (less $25 withdrawal fee);
- after the
fourth lesson/class, no refunds.
*For all Summer School of the Arts programs, special workshops or festivals, there are no refunds for withdrawals made after 7 days before the start of the Summer School of the Arts program, workshop, or festival. Summer School of the Arts programs require a $100 deposit at the time of registration. Deposits are non-refundable after 2 weeks prior to the start date.
CSA Makeup Policy
not obligated to make up private lessons missed by students.
Please be sure to ask your teacher about his/her policy regarding
missed lessons. Lessons missed by the instructor will be made
Assistance, generally for 10-30% of fee, is available to music and art students in need. Student sponsorships in certain programs may be available. Summer financial aid forms must be received by June 15; Fall forms by September 1; and Spring forms by January 5. Call the CSA Office, at 860-486-1073, for a financial aid application or additional information. When you register, please consider adding an additional amount for the scholarship fund.