• Humboldt Music Academy

  • Humboldt Music Academy

  • Humboldt Music Academy

Register: HMA

This program is not curently being offered.

How to Register

Download the Registration Packet. [All downloadable files are PDFs: They require Adobe Reader or equivalent.] Or if you are a previous participant, you will have received a registration packet in the mail.

Upon receipt of your registration and payment, you'll receive a student schedule of lessons, classes, times, and locations before the first day of the term.

  • Registration Packet (REQUIRED: Includes registration form and information on classes)
  • Private Lesson Fee Schedule
  • 2019-2020 Calendar (or download Calendar PDF)


Mail completed registration form and payment ( check, money order or VISA/MC/Discover) to:

Humboldt Music Academy
College of Extended Education & Global Engagement
1 Harpst St
Arcata CA, 95521


Bring the registration form and payment (cash, check, money order or VISA/MC/Discover) to Registration Day, 10 a.m.-noon, in the Music Building lobby:

  • Fall 2019 Registration Day: Aug. 17, 2019
  • Winter 2019-2020 Registration Day: Nov. 9, 2019
  • Spring 2020 Registration Day: Feb. 15, 2020

Registration materials and payment (cash, check, money order or VISA/MC/Discover) may also be brought to the College of Extended Education & Global Engagement (CEEGE), Student & Business Services Bldg., Suite 211 (2nd floor), 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.


Online registration (electronic check or VISA/MC/Discover) is not yet available. Contact the Humboldt Music Academy for information.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition and registration fees are due on or before Registration Day.

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).

Group class and ensemble fees are:

  • 30-minute class: $65/term
  • 45-minute class: $80/term
  • 60-minute class: $90/term

A non-refundable $10 use fee per student is charged each term.

A late fee of $6 per student/per term is added to registrations received after Registration Day. Late registrations are accepted on a space available basis – please register early to avoid losing your favorite class or lesson time.

Rates for private lessons vary by instructor. Please refer to the Private Lesson Fee Schedule.

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

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

DEFERRED PAYMENTS: Payment plans are available for tuition fees. An initial payment is required at registration in order to secure a spot. Tuition may be split into 2 or 3 payments, with the full balance due by the 7th week of classes. Contact Naomi Powell by email or call 707-826-3411 for more information.

SCHOLARSHIPS: 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 may be downloaded here. Please submit the Scholarship Application at least 2 weeks prior to Registration Day.

Refunds & Missed Lessons

The $10.00 per student/per term use fee is not refundable.

Except in cases of extreme circumstances, refunds of tuition charges are not made after the second class/lesson day.

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.