Center for Musical Development

The Center for Musical Development at Wittenberg University offers a variety of musical engagement opportunities for the Springfield community, including private lessons and group instruction for students of all ages and levels.

Program Updates:

  • Music lessons for Fall 2023 will take place in Krieg Hall on Wittenberg's campus. Please take personal responsibility to self-identify your health status prior to coming to campus.

Convenient Enrollment and Payment

CMD LogoFor students interested in private lessons, the CMD Coordinator personally arranges for lessons with a private instructor. Please complete the Request More Information form. A downpayment of five lessons is required before lessons begin: ($120 for five 30-minute lessons; $180 for five 45-minute lessons; $240 for five 60-minute lessons). Please use the Online Payment Form to pay by credit card.

CMD terms follow the Wittenberg academic calendar: Fall (August-December), Spring (January-May), and Summer (May-August). Lessons can be taken in 30-minute, 45-minute, or 60-minute increments. Students are typically scheduled for one lesson per week during the term. New students can register at any time during the term.

Private Lesson Costs (per lesson):

  • 30-Minute Lesson = $24.00
  • 45-Minute Lesson = $36.00
  • 60-Minute Lesson = $48.00
  • New Student Registration Fee = $5.00 (first-time registration only)

All lessons will be paid in advance. Please remember that instructors are under no obligation to teach lessons for which you have not paid. CMD considers music study to be a long-term activity. Students are expected to commit to a full semester. At or before the first lesson please discuss with your instructor their block of time in the semester you would like to reserve for lessons accounting for times the instructor may be unavailable for lessons; holidays and unavoidable events such as student's music concerts.

All scholarship applications must be completed in the first week of lessons. CMD will email an invoice for the remainder of the lesson cost. The CMD coordinator will consider alternate payment schedules on a case by case basis, but such arrangements must be made in advance.

You may not combine OH ACE, need-based and family scholarships. All CMD scholarship applications must be completed in the first week of lessons.

CMD Links

2023-24 Wittenberg CMD Calendar

  • Fall Semester Dates: August 28 - December 15, 2023
  • Spring Semester Dates: January 8 - May 17, 2024
  • Summer Semester Dates: May 22 - August 25, 2024

2023-24 Recital Dates:

  • November 12, 2023
  • March 10, 2024
  • May 19, 2024
  • Times 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Mailing Address

Wittenberg University Center for Musical Development
Box 750
Krieg Hall, Department of Music
632 Woodlawn Ave.
Springfield, OH 45504

Scholarship Opportunities

The Ohio ACE

Families can apply for the program through the Ohio Department of Education. Once approved, families will receive a $1,000 educational savings account that they can use to pay for qualified enrichment and educational activities. which includes music lessons. The ACE application window for the 2023-2024 school year opened in July. Music lessons are an allowable service; however, purchase of musical instruments and other hardware are not allowable through the ACE Educational Savings account.

Wittenberg CMD expects that Parent/Guardian pays in advance for lessons. This type of purchase can be reimbursed with OH ACE account funds directly to the parent/guardian via claim submission with your online attached receipt in the OH ACE app as long as the parent/guardian has connected their bank account to the app. Wittenberg CMD Service provider number is 202871.

If you are not eligible for the Ohio ACE funds the Center for Musical Development has a limited amount endowed scholarship opportunities for families with multiple students (up to 20% discount) and students showing significant financial need (up to 35% discount). Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis by completing the appropriate form below. You may not receive a need-based and family scholarship.

Scholarship students will be expected to attend lessons regularly, to practice diligently between lessons, and to perform in end-of-term recitals. All scholarships are partial, and the responsibility for timely payment of the remainder of the tuition rests with family. Delinquency may jeopardize continuation of a scholarship.

If you have questions about the Center for Musical Development, please feel free to contact CMD Coordinator Nancy Davis directly at 937-327-7052 or

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