City Music Center

Student Resources

When is CMC in session?

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

Make a Payment

Currently, all students registered for prgrams 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 preceeded 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
*surcharge may apply to credit card transactions

Invoicing for the 2019-20 academic year will begin September 15, 2019. Payments are due the first of each month beginning October 1, 2019 and concluding May 1, 2020 (8 total payments).
Typical Payment Schedule:

  1. October 1, 2019
  2. November 1, 2019
  3. December 1, 2019
  4. January 1, 2020
  5. February 1, 2020
  6. March 1, 2020
  7. April 1, 2020
  8. May 1, 2020

NOTE: All payments must be submitted online or mailed using the pre-addressed envelope included with each monthly statement. City Music Center staff and faculty will not accept or process payments on-site.

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 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.

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 (listed below), 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 (listed below), then click "Continue." Your course will now appear when you click "Courses" at the top of the page.

Musicianship 1: 6VWN-QTWK-93QH2
Musicianship 2: F6J3-XCNF-C56XB
General Musicianship: 3DFK-2ZQJ-797CW
Accelerated Musicianship 1: 7NFH-K52N-ZNFXJ
Accelerated Musicianship 2: F5NMK-9H9B4
Musicianship Assessment: V7B93-WGXXD

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

Additional Documents:  Please download, print, read, and sign the document below: 

Schoology Packet

Register for Performance Class

City Music Center students can take advantage of Performance Class to gain valuable experience in performing on stage for an audience.  The class takes place in the PNC Recital Hall and usually last 30-45 minutes.  The class takes many forms throughout the year. It may function as a mock-recital providing the opportunity to conquer nervousness that comes when performing for others. We also feature CMC faculty and guest artists in a masterclass-setting and discuss concepts like stage presence, musical phrasing and stylistic interpretation, and we help answer questions like, "When is it appropriate to take a bow or acknowledge my accompanist?" and so much more!  If you are interested in signing up for a performance class, please click the link below: 

Sign-up for Performance Class

Notice about piano accompaniment for Performance Class:
Each year, all full-curriculum CMC students qualify for one (1) performance class with piano accompaniment free of charge. Accompanist Services can still be requested beyond that point, but a fee of $40 will be paid directly to the accompanist for each additional request.

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.  There are three types of formal recitals throughout the academic year (listed below).  

Suzuki Recitals - (for students enrolled in the Suzuki Strings program)

  • October 19, 2019 | PNC Hall 2:30pm
  • December 7, 2019 | PNC Hall 2:30pm
  • February 8, 2020 | PNC Hall 2:30pm
  • May 2, 2020 | PNC Hall 2:30pm

Formal Recitals - (for students enrolled in Classical Studies, Jazz Studies, Musical Theater, and X-registered programs)

  • December 14, 2019 | PNC Hall 2:30pm
  • May 16, 2020 | PNC Hall 2:30pm

Ensemble Concerts - (for students participating in Ensembles)

  • December 14, 2019 | Room 307 1:00pm
  • May 16, 2020 | Room 307 1:00pm

Eurhythmics Plastique - (for students that participate in Eurhythmics class)

  • May 9, 2020 | PNC Hall 1:00pm

*City Music Center provides accompanist services for all recitals which includes one rehearsal and the recital 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.

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