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General Information & Policies 2014-2015

Admission Policy

The Cadek Conservatory maintains an open admission policy for all students no matter what age or musical experience.  All students must register for all offered lessons.   Registration periods for each term are posted on Cadek’s schedule and academic calendar.  A “privately enrolled student” is entitled to one lesson per week, for 18 weeks and allowed to request participation in theory classes without additional charge. “Group students,” those who participate only in group activities, are charged according to the regular fee schedule for each course in which they are enrolled.

 

Holidays & Breaks

Cadek Conservatory does not follow the Hamilton County Schools closings. Cadek Conservatory of Music observes the same holidays and breaks as UTC; however, the Conservatory produces its own Academic Calendar.

 

Student Conduct

Conduct of children and students who are not attending a scheduled lesson while in the Conservatory are the responsibility of the parent(s). Due to University of Tennessee policy, children and students under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times while visiting the Conservatory. This includes outdoor courtyard areas and restroom and water fountain visits. Students under 18 years old CANNOT be dropped off to attend lessons in the Conservatory. They must be accompanied by an adult during their entire visit to Cadek Hall.  At the Cadek Conservatory of Music, children and students are not allowed to roam hallways.  For security of instruments, equipment, and other property, no one of any age, parent, child, or student, is allowed in the Cadek Recital Hall or studios without being accompanied by an instructor or the Director. Office staff are not allowed to provide access to these areas for anyone.

 

Parking

The University charges a parking fee to park in the Cadek Conservatory reserved spaces. This fee is required at time of registration and allows you to park an entire academic year in the Cadek Conservatory reserved spaces only.  Permits are valid from August 1 of the current year to August 1 of the next year.  Spaces are limited and are utilized on a first-come first-serve basis.  Once you are registered with paid parking, please request a parking decal at the Cadek Conservatory Office, room 201, Cadek Hall, 725 Oak Street.  To avoid ticketing, all vehicles must display a current Cadek parking permit at all times. The Conservatory is not allowed to handle parking issues.  All parking issues are handled by the UTC Parking Services Dept. at 400 Palmetto Street, 423.425.4051, across the street from the Challenger Center on UTC campus. 

 

Missed Lesson

Once a schedule has been agreed upon by the teacher and student, all parties are committed to that schedule. The Cadek Conservatory of Music is a department of the University.  The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga WILL NOT issue credits or refunds for missed lessons. Teachers are not required to reschedule lessons missed by the students. If lessons are missed by the instructor, the instructor will provide makeup lessons. Schedules for make-up lessons must be conducted during the current term. 

 

Withdrawal/Termination

Students are asked to provide a written request for withdrawal to their instructor. The instructor should be notified as soon as possible.  A request may also be made by email to the instructor.  Students or parents may also request a consultation with the Director at cadek@utc.edu, prior to or before a withdrawal request is submitted. The Cadek Conservatory of Music is a department of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga WILL NOT issue credits or refunds for withdrawal from lessons or classes, regardless of the withdrawal date.

 

Refunds

The Cadek Conservatory is a department of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga WILL NOT issue refunds for early withdrawal or missed lessons, including absences for inclement weather.  Students or parents may request an appointment with the Director for consideration of extraordinary situations, such as relocation, or injury preventing the student from playing an instrument, All refund issues are handled by the Cadek Conservatory of Music, not the Continuing Education Department.

 

Inclement Weather

The Cadek Conservatory of Music is a department of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.  It will maintain its normal schedule during inclement weather (including snow) unless the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga cancels classes.  Any such closings will be immediately announced on the UTC homepage at www.utc.edu. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga WILL NOT issue credits or refunds for these cancellations or closures. The instructor will provide makeup lessons. Schedules for makeup lessons are at the discretion of instructors and must be conducted during the current term.

 

Referrals

Cadek Conservatory DOES NOT PROVIDE REFERRAL services.

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