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  • Children singing
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  • Humboldt Music Academy Class Session
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  • Boy playing violin
  • Kids playing violin
  • In the String Orchestra
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  • Girls playing fiddle
  • Boy playing piano, with instructor
  • Girl and boy playing piano duet


Registration Form

Each term, current registration materials are available outside the Humboldt Music Academy office (Music Room 128) and online. Students registered for the previous term are mailed or e-mailed registration materials according to their preference. Students may register by mail before Registration Day or in person at the Registration Day event, 10 a.m.-noon, in the Music Building lobby.

  • Fall 2015 Registration Day: Aug. 22
  • Winter 2015-2016 Registration Day: Nov. 14
  • Spring 2016 Registration Day: Feb. 20

A late fee of $6 will be added for registrations received after Registration Day.

A student schedule of lessons, classes, times, and locations is mailed before the first day of the term.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition for each term covers nine sessions, Open House Concerts and Honors Recital (for private lessons), and End-of-Term Concert (for classes and ensembles).

Rates for private lessons vary by instructor.

Please refer to the Private Lesson Fee Schedule (PDF. Requires Adobe Reader or equivalent).

Group class and ensemble fees are:

  • 30 minute class: $60/term
  • 45 minute class: $70/term
  • 60 minute class: $80/term

A non-refundable $8 use fee is charged each term. A late fee of $6 is added to registrations received after Registration Day.

Humboldt Music Academy students may purchase an HSU ID card, allowing them to use the HSU library, for a one-time fee of $5. Contact HMA for more information.

Payment Information

Tuition and registration fees are due on or before Registration Day by cash, check, money order or credit card (VISA, Mastercard, or Discover).

Deferred payment plans are available each term. Please contact us for more information about payment plans.

There will be an additional $25 fee charged for any check returned for insufficient funds.

Humboldt Music Academy happily enrolls students through Alder Grove, Coastal Grove, and Mattole Valley charter schools.


A limited number of partial scholarships are awarded each term based on the combined consideration of merit, student enthusiasm for music, and financial need. Applications are available at the office, Music 128, or online. Please submit scholarship applications 2 weeks prior to registration day. Contact us for more information about scholarships.

Refunds & Missed Lessons

The registration/use fee is non-refundable.

Except in cases of extreme circumstances, tuition fees will not be refunded after the second class meeting or private lesson.

Humboldt Music Academy reserves the right to cancel or modify any activity due to insufficient participation or other circumstances beyond our control. In the event that we cancel an activity, all fees collected are fully refundable or transferrable.

Private lessons are not made up, except in cases of illness or extreme circumstances, when the instructor has been notified at least 24 hours in advance. In the case of an instructor absence, make-up lessons or classes will be offered.