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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Office Hours and School Dates

 For drop-in practice hours, see Facilities and Rentals/Practice Rooms

 For concerts, see our CMC Calendar

Spring Term 2018 Office Hours from January 2 - June 11 (also see holiday closures below) hours subject to change
Mondays 2 PM - 9PM
Tuesday - Thursdays 9 AM - 9 PM
Friday 9 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturdays 9 AM - 5:00 PM
Office hours June 12 - June 30 (activities may occur outside of these hours) hours subject to change
Monday 10 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday - Thursday 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday 9 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday 9 AM - 1 PM

Course Calendar and Holidays

School Year 2017-18 Updated August 4, 2017 - Dates subject to change
early August Catalogs to mailboxes of current students; forms and publications available online and at CMC
August 14 First day of school year registrations
August 26 Deadline for returning private lesson student applications to get returning status in lesson scheduling.
mid-September Lesson confirmation calls begin
September 30 Instrument fitting day for new instrument rentals (must apply for rentals before that date)
September 27 Renaissance Winds starts for fall (except for Recorder I and II)
September 29 Youth Orchestra starts for fall
October 2 First day of school year for all other lessons and classes
November 10 CLOSED for holiday (note: open with regular activities on Saturday, November 11)
November 22 - 25 No classes or lessons EXCEPT Monday/Tuesday private lessons, and Wednesday Renaissance Winds.
CLOSED November 23-25 for holiday
December 16 Fall term ends for group classes
December 18 - January 1 Winter break for private lessons
January 8 Winter term begins for group classes
January 15 CLOSED for holiday
February 19 CLOSED for holiday
March 19 Winter term ends for group classes
March 26 - April 1 Spring break for private lessons; maintenance week - office by appointment only
April 2 Spring term begins for all lessons and classes
May 28 CLOSED for holiday. NOTE: CMC OPEN on Friday May 25 & Saturday May 26 for normal activities.
June 11 Spring term and school year ends for all private lessons and group classes


Summer 2018 Updated May 22, 2018 - Dates subject to change
April 16 Registration opens for Summer
June 4 Applications due for Private Lessons in June/July/August
June 18

Private Lessons Begin (June session). Each student has an individual start and end dates for summer.

Youth Programs Begin (course dates vary throughout Summer - see catalog)

July 4

 CMC CLOSED for Holiday

July 9

HS/Adult Programs Begin (course dates vary throughout Summer - see catalog)

Senior Piano & Theory Begins

August 24 Youth Programs End
August 31 Adult Programs End (Senior Piano & Theory continues until September 14)
Sep 4 September Session Begins
Sep 14 Senior Piano & Theory Ends
Sep 29 September Session Ends


School Year 2018- 19 Updated May 22, 2018 - Dates subject to change
August 13 School Year Registration Open
September Session See Summer 2018 schedule, above
September 29  Instrument Fitting Day
October 1 Fall Term/School Year Begins (youth orchestra starts Friday 9/28)
November 12 CMC CLOSED for Veterans Day
November 20-21 No group classes (private lessons only), except Renaissance classes which meet Wed. Nov. 21
November 22 - 24 CMC CLOSED for Thanksgiving holiday
December 15 Last Day of Fall Term for group classes
December 17 Winter break begins for school-year classes
January 2, 2019 Private Lessons resume
January 7, 2019 Winter Term begins for group classes.  School Year group classes resume
January 21, 2019 CMC CLOSED for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 18, 2019 CMC CLOSED for Presidents Day (observed)
March 18, 2019  Last day of Winter Term for group classes.
March 19-23, 2019  Make-up week for group classes. (Private Lessons still meet as normal)
March 25 - 30, 2019  CMC CLOSED for Yearly Maintenance
April 1, 2019  Spring Term Begins for group classes.  School Year classes & Private Lessons resume.
May 27, 2019 CMC COSED for Memorial Day holiday
June 10, 2019  Last day for Spring Term and School Year