Welcome from the Director

This is a time of unparalleled growth and development for Central Michigan University's School of Music. With more than 550 students and more than 42 faculty members, the school of Music is a major national institution, offering a wide range of high-quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Our growth has been fueled by the work of a dedicated faculty of artist/teachers, a rigorous curriculum, and the outstanding accomplishments of our students and alumni. Through our degree programs, our outreach to the schools and community, and our research, creative activity and service to the discipline, the School of Music has become the nexus of a cultural/music network that extends from the elementary general music classroom to the concert stage, from mid-Michigan to the nation and beyond.

The students, faculty and alumni of the School of Music form a close community united by our love for teaching, learning and making music. If you have the talent, ambition and dedication necessary to make a successful life in music, we invite you to join us.


Dr. Randi L'Hommedieu
Director, School of Music

Student Handbook under revision

The School of Music student handbook is currently being revised. Please check with your music instructor or the main music office if you have questions about your current course of study.

Community Music School

School of Music students may teach private lessons through the Community Music School. Lessons are offered to students of all ages (7 years through adult) in voice (must be 13 years of age) and on various instruments: piano, strings, woodwinds, brass, and/or percussion by qualified CMU music students. Lessons may be arranged for 30, 45 or 60 minute sessions. All lessons are given in the School of Music. If you are interested in teaching for the Community Music School, please visit the Documents & Forms Page to download the application forms.

General Information

CMU E-mail Account: Please check your CMU e-mail account regularly. There are announcements and special opportunities sent to the School of Music list serve weekly. This is also how the Music Office will contact students.

Master Series of Faculty & Guest Artist Concerts: Students may pick up free tickets to all Master Series events in the Music Office the week of the concert or at the ticket table 30 minutes before the concert begins.

Ordering CDs: Audio request order forms can be downloaded off the website at the Documents & Forms Page and are also located in the School of Music office. Payment of $12 per CD is required at the time the CD is ordered.

Bulletin Board: The big bulletin board in the hallway by the elevator contains much information that is useful to Music students. You will also find job postings and special event notifications here. Be sure to check it out.

Lost & Found: There is a lost and found located in the Music Office. The CMU police department picks up the items that are left on a weekly basis. Please check the office first if you have lost something.

Lockers: Lockers are available to music students for a charge of $5 per semester (fees subject to change). This fee is non-refundable. To obtain a locker, please go to the Documents & Forms page.

Keys for Locked Piano Practice Rooms: please go to the Documents & Forms page.

Current Building Hours.

Food & Drink: The School of Music policy states that no food or beverages are allowed in classrooms or performing areas.

Recital and Audio Recording Policies

School of Music Endowed Scholarships

Professional Organizations

Professional Music Fraternities

Music Resource Center

School of Music Faculty

School of Music Staff

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