Portland Conservatory of Music strives to provide access to music education to students from all financial backgrounds. We currently offer partial scholarships of 15 to 20% off PCM’s regular tuition rates for qualifying students. Need-based Financial aid is awarded on an annual basis and is applied to all lessons from the date of the award confirmation through the academic year and subsequent summer session. (Students must reapply in advance of each new academic year which begins in September.)
Please fill out and submit the following form in order to apply for need-based financial aid at PCM.
A limited number of Extended-Lesson Scholarships are available each semester for private lessons. These scholarships reward dedicated students by providing an additional 15 minutes of free lesson time every week throughout the course of the semester. Please contact PCM if you are interested in applying for one of these scholarships. The auditions for 2017-2018 will take place on Sunday, September 10 at 4:00 pm, immediately after the Conservatory’s Fall Open House. To be eligible for an Extended-Lesson Scholarship, students must be registered at PCM and be intending to take private lessons for the full semester. Please fill out the forms below before Tuesday, September 5.
Multiple Family Member Discounts
The Portland Conservatory of Music offers a multi-family member discount for private lessons only. If more than one person in an immediate family is taking private lessons at PCM, the discounts will be as follow:
- The first student in family pays full tuition for private lessons.
- The second student in family receives 5% off tuition for private lessons.
- The third and all additional family members receive 10% off tuition for private lessons.
Senior and Military Discounts
The Portland Conservatory of Music offers a 5% senior discount for individuals over the age of 65, and a 5% military discount for active duty personnel, reservists, and retired or disabled veterans.