Inspiring life through music with Wausau Conservatory of Music


The Wausau Conservatory of Music is a regional school committed to music education and helping students of all ages and abilities explore their potential, guided by our exceptionally skilled faculty in a welcoming and accepting environment.

weather policy

The Conservatory does not necessarily close when other school systems close. Often the weather changes by the afternoon when the majority of our lessons, classes and ensembles meet. Our voice mail at 715-845-6279 is updated with any cancellations throughout the day, or feel free to contact our office to confirm.

If a Conservatory faculty member cancels due to weather, one lesson per semester missed due to weather closing will be made up. If the Conservatory remains open and a student cannot get to their lesson because of severe weather, one lesson per semester will be made up by the teacher if the student calls and notifies the teacher of their situation.



In cases of illness or emergency only one make up lesson per semester.  Forgetting a lesson or missing a lesson because of another activity will constitute an unexcused absence and will not be made up.  As a courtesy, please let your instructor know you will be missing a lesson, no matter what the reason..


Students are charged for all lessons or classes for which they register, including those missed through student absence. In the event the instructor cancels a lesson or class, a make-up will be offered at a mutually convenient time. 


For students enrolled for the entire semester, the Conservatory requires teachers to make-up one lesson per semester per student when missed by the student for emergency reasons or illness only

This makeup lesson must be arranged for with your teacher. Additional lessons missed by the students are made up only at the option of the teacher.  Any lessons missed by the teacher will be made up at a mutually convenient time.  If a student misses an appointed make-up lesson, it will not be rescheduled.

PLEASE NOTE: There are no make ups for missed lessons for students enrolled in the introductory 8-week session OR during the summer semester.



Refunds and withdrawals


Ensembles and Classes

There are NO refunds for ensembles or classes unless the class or ensemble is cancelled by the Conservatory.


Private Lessons

Refunds for private lessons are only permitted for moving out of the area or prolonged illness AND according to the date requested as per the schedule listed below. Students will receive refunds pro-rated by the number of lessons received only. Notification must be submitted in writing to the Conservatory director and to the student’s private teacher explaining the cause for withdrawal. Non-attendance does not constitute withdrawal. The refund policy is based on the assumption that the student has paid the tuition in full prior to the date of withdrawal. Registration is based on a semester commitment, e.g., number of lessons indicated on the registration form. Therefore, all outstanding payments are NOT dismissed if withdrawal occurs before the entire tuition is paid. Because of contractual obligations to our teachers for instruction and other services at the start of the semester, tuition refunds will be based on the following schedule:


  • Withdrawal prior to first lesson
  • Withdrawal during first two weeks
  • Withdrawal during third week
  • Withdrawal during fourth week
  • Withdrawal after fourth week
  • 100% refund
  • 75% refund
  • 50% refund
  • 25% refund
  • No refund

We regret that there can be no refunds for partially paid tuition, registration fees, withdrawal after the fourth week of the semester, or for any part of summer session fees.


Non-Discrimination Policy

The Wausau Conservatory of Music complies with all laws prohibiting discrimination in the conduct of its operations and programs. Our school admits students of any religion, race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship programs or other school administered programs.