Enrollment Requirements

• New students must be 8 years old and no older than 18.
• Priority is given to students living in the Musicians’ Village and the surrounding Upper 9th Ward neighborhood, which includes the following zip codes: 70117, 70126, 70127, 70128, 70129, 70032, and 70122. Students living outside those areas may contact the office to determine eligibility.
• Prior musical experience is not required for new students.
• Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis based upon full payment of fees.
• Registration fees are not refundable.
• Students must provide proof of vaccination.

Registration Process

• Register online via the electronic form below. For questions about the registration process, contact esmith@ellismarsaliscenter.org.
• Fill out one form per child and submit the $30.00 registration fee via credit card over the phone by calling 504.940.3400. The registration fee is nonrefundable. We accept cash, credit and debit cards only. There is a $1.50 processing fee for credit cards. EMCM does not accept checks. Registration is not complete until forms and funds are collected.
• If the classes are full for the session, please consider joining our waiting list. To be added to the waiting list, please email your child’s full name, address, phone number, email address, and the class you are interested in to esmith@ellismarsaliscenter.org.

• First Day of Fall Classes: August 19, 2024
• Last Day of Fall Classes: December 4, 2024

EMCM observes the following holidays and will not hold class:
• Labor Day • September 2
• Halloween • October 31
• Thanksgiving Break • November 18-23

After-School Hours

Spring classes begin at 3:45 p.m. sharp and end at 7:00 pm.
Saturday Hours: 8:30 am – 12:00 Noon