You may complete an online registration form by clicking here.

If the above link has given you an error message, please click here to register you or your child.

One of our coordinators will contact you as soon as the registration is received.

You may register early for private or group lessons by phone or e-mail, as long as openings are available.  You do not have to register during the walk-in dates.  If you are unable to register before the semester begins and can’t register during the first week of lessons, we will accept new students as long as we have a teacher available and pro-rate the tuition.  Do not e-mail your credit card information or social security number.  Social Security numbers are no longer requested on minor students,  or on adult students who pay in advance.   We do still request the social security number of the responsible adult making payments in monthly installments.

To contact the Community School, please call Ronald Jensen-McDaniel, Fiscal & Outreach Coordinator at 501-450-3672; or e-mail for additional information.  You may also contact our CSM Creative & Communications Coordinator, Jaimee Jensen-McDaniel, at or 501-450-5755.

As long as our teachers have openings and our group classes still have openings, we will try to assist you in registering for classes up until the first lesson or class meeting of the semester.   We can normally accept new students in group classes up until the second class meets.  If you are not familiar with our campus, please check our map.  Thank you!



Payment or a schedule payment plan is due in advance of the first class.  If you have not done so by your second lesson, then your instructor is required to suspend teaching until either the amount is paid in full, or you have set up a payment plan with the CSM office.  You can do so by calling 501-450-3672 or emailing  In an effort to save paper and have more of a green impact on our campus and community, we will be going to paperless statements effective January 1, 2019.  If your email is not updated and you would like to receive monthly statements, please make sure to call the office and verify that your contact information is correct.

Do not mail cash.  Make checks or money orders payable to: “UCA CSM.”

Mail payments to:

UCA Community Music Institute

201 Donaghey Ave.

SFAC 203

Conway, AR  72035


If more than one family member is registering, use a separate form for each student.

You may copy this form.   Please note your preferred lesson time and instructor if possible.   

If a new student, please call Ron Jensen-McDaniel at 501-450-3672, so we may help you select an instructor.


Class and lesson fees in the summer are paid in advance on a semester basis. Tuition is normally due in advance for the fall and spring also, but you may pay in installments if you contact the CSM office and make a request.

The account must be paid in full by the last week of classes.

An exception to this rule is VOCA tuition which is an annual registration.  VOCA tuition may be paid in advance at registration, on a 4-payment plan over one semester, or on a monthly basis from August thru May. Students who begin private lessons or classes after the first week will pay a pro-rated amount (if openings are available).

  • INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY: CSM lessons will be canceled if UCA cancels classes for inclement weather.  Watch the state news channels for cancellation notices.


Missed Lesson and Make-up policy:  Teachers are required to make up any lessons they cancel. Teachers are not required to make up lessons canceled by their students.  Students are responsible for attending all lessons for which they register and must notify the CSM office (501-450-3672) or their teacher if they will not be able to attend a lesson.   Please ask your teacher for their phone number in case you cannot immediately contact someone in our office.

Refunds:  A full refund, less the non-refundable $20 (fall/spring) or $10 (summer) registration fee, will be given if cancellation of enrollment is made prior to the first class or lesson.  A partial refund will be given after lessons begin, based upon the following requirements:  private lessons – prior to the 4th lesson (fall or spring) and prior to the 3rd lesson (summer); group lessons or ensembles – prior to the 3rd time class meets in the fall and spring and before the 2nd class meets in the summer.   All cancellations of enrollment must be confirmed directly with the CSM Fiscal & Outreach Coordinator by writing or in person, or the entire balance will be due.  Contact the Ronald at  After the deadline, refunds on private lessons may only be given for medical reasons or if the student moves out of the area.

Holidays:  UCA is closed on Labor Day, MLK Day, Memorial Day and July 3rd (for Independence Day).  If you have a lesson on the day of a holiday, confirm with your teacher if you will have the lesson on the day of the holiday or on a makeup day.

UCA classes do not meet Wednesday – Friday the week of Thanksgiving or during the week of Spring Break, and we do not charge for those weeks.  We will also be closed in observation of Labor Day.  UCA cancels classes for Fall Break in October.  CSM lessons will either be taught as scheduled or made up.  Lessons are not scheduled for that break and our office will be closed in conjunction with the university.  In the summer, UCA Classes do not meet on Memorial Day or the 4th of July and our office is closed.  Discuss with your teacher if your lesson will meet on the holiday(s) or if you will have a makeup time.

Parking Permit Procedures:  A parking permit is required each semester and allows you to park in any designated Visitor, Faculty or Staff, Student, or UCA parking area.  Be careful to avoid parking along a red curb or in any reserved space, i.e., ARAMARK, Hall Directors, Deans, or any space with a sign or marking showing that it is RESERVED for a particular office or person.  These spaces are reserved 24/7.   If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask us or the Police.  When you receive your receipt from the Community School office, take it to the UCA police station to receive your free permit.  The police department is located one block directly west of SFAC.