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College of Visual and Performing Arts


Academy of Music

Program Information

Academy Brochure - Spring 2015

Academy Registration Form - Spring 2015


It is the mission of the Winthrop Academy of Music to offer a quality music curriculum to children and youth in our area, to maintain an outstanding faculty of music instructors, and to provide a laboratory and teaching experience for Winthrop students who teach and assist in the program.


The Academy has a strong faculty of professional artists/teachers, graduate students, and undergraduate music majors pursuing degrees at the university. All Academy faculty and graduate students hold degrees in their teaching field and have previous teaching experience. Undergraduate student instructors are majors in the field in which they teach. They are carefully chosen to teach in the Academy program and are approved and supervised by administration and faculty.


Regular attendance at all private lessons is expected of all Academy students. If it becomes necessary for a student to miss a private lesson, the Academy Office (or the instructor) should be contacted as far in advance as possible. Private lessons missed by the instructor will be made up. Lessons missed by the student due to illness or emergencies will be made up only if the instructor is able to arrange the time, but only if prior notification is given. Lessons missed due to inclement weather can not be made up.


Either full tuition or one-fourth of the fee is due upon registration. The remaining fee is to be paid in three monthly installments due on the fifteenth of each succeeding month. Overdue monthly installments will result in cancellation of instruction. The student is responsible for full tuition if 3 weeks of instruction have been completed.


Students registered for lessons cancelled by the Academy receive full refunds. No refunds will be made after the third week of instruction.