City Music Center

Student Resources

When is CMC in session?

View the CMC Calendar *(days of operation, events, recitals, and more)

Make a Payment

Currently, all students registered for programs and lessons at City Music Center have been assigned an ID#. This ID number is indicated at the top of your monthly invoice.  It is an 8 digit number preceded by the letter D.  

Example: D12345678

You'll need to include this number when making payments to ensure the payment is applied to your account. To make a payment online, click the button below:

Make a Payment

Acceptable forms of payment:
Acceptable forms of payment

Invoicing for the academic year programs begins September 15 annually. Payments are due the first of each month beginning October 1, and concluding May 1, (8 total payments).

NOTE: All payments must be submitted online or mailed to the University Cashier's Office using the pre-addressed envelope included with each monthly statement.

Financial Aid

City Music Center of Duquesne University offers need-based financial aid to those that qualify for assistance. Apply for Financial Aid.

CMC Policies & Procedures

Program Registration:
Once registration is finalized, faculty and administration expect that the student will complete the academic year. Students are expected to attend all lessons and classes. Should a student need to withdraw from the program, notification in writing must be given to both faculty and administration. Refunds and tuition adjustments will be at the sole discretion of the CMC Executive Director.

Lesson Cancellation & Make up Lessons:
Lessons that are cancelled by the teacher will be made up at a time agreed upon by both parties.
Teachers are under no obligation to make up lessons cancelled by students, and such cancelations will not result in any type of adjustment in tuition.

Performance Juries:
At the conclusion of each academic year, students may elect to showcase their skills in front of a faculty panel. Evaluating faculty provide each student with performance feedback relative to areas of competency as well as areas that need improvement. Students that wish to participate in performance juries must first have the approval of their private instructor. Juries are in lieu of a private lesson.

Personal Conduct:
City Music Center supports the mission and expectations of the University; protect the community from disruption and harm; and encourage appropriate moral and spiritual development of students. We expect all students and parents to be respectful of faculty, staff, and classmates at all times. City Music Center reserves the right to dismiss any student or parent for actions that pose a threat to the health, safety or property of any person. In the event of dismissal, refunds and prorated tuition fees are at the sole discretion of the CMC Director.

The Stage LIVE

Host: Eric Brockschmidt

All City Music Center students can take advantage of a unique performance showcase--The Stage LIVE--to gain valuable experience in performing and presenting for a live audience. The showcase takes many forms throughout the year. It may function as a mock-recital for some participants, while others may choose to share their own compositions and musical projects. We also feature CMC faculty and guest artists in a masterclass-setting and discuss concepts like stage presence, musical phrasing and stylistic interpretation.  If you are interested in participating, please click the link below to view available dates and register: 

Sign-up for The Stage Live

*space is limited

Schoology: How to Access Online Musicianship Courses
Musicianship levels I and II (in-class and accelerated), General Musicianship, and Placement Exam

Through Schoology, you will be able to access course materials, such as handouts and audio files for ear training practice at home, as well as see your personal gradebook and scores for written dictation and sight- singing quizzes.

Only register for the course to which you are assigned. if you do not know your class placement, contact Mrs. Emily Paladin at

NOTE: *All student must register individually - siblings may not share accounts.

Getting Started
  1. Go to and click the blue "Sign Up" button in the top right corner of the page. Click the blue "Student" button to sign up for a student account.
  2. Enter the Access Code for the course you are enrolling in then click "Continue."
  3. Enter your first name, last name, an email address that you check REGULARLY, and create a password. (You can choose whether to receive updates from Schoology - it is not required.) Click "Register."
  4. You should now be registered for your course. Your course will now appear when you click "Courses" at the top of the page. Take the tour and familiarize yourself with the layout.
  1. Log in to your account at and click on "Courses" at the top of the page.
  2. Click on "My Courses" at the top right. Click on "Join a Course" under "Manage Courses" in the right sidebar.
  3. Enter the Access Code for the course you are enrolling in then click "Continue." Your course will now appear when you click "Courses" at the top of the page.

If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Emily Paladin:

City Music Center Recitals

City Music Center students are encouraged to perform in formal recitals as part of their musical studies. Your private teacher/coach will assign pieces to learn for these recitals and will assist you in preparing for the performance. 

View the Academic Calendar & Classroom Schedule

Click the button below to view and download the current academic calendar and classroom schedule:

View Calendar

Contact your teacher

View the faculty directory to locate and contact your teacher. You may also contact for assistance.

View Directory