Community School of the Arts Registration

Registration for fall 2022 and spring 2023 CSA activities is now open. Learn more about CSA activities!

  • Pay by credit card for online registration.
  • Contact us at 815-753-1450 for help with registration, teacher availability and other payment options.

Online Registration Form   Paper Registration Form

Questions? Contact us for help. You can call our office Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m. Or email us at anytime.


Sign up for spring private lessons by Jan. 20. Register for spring classes and ensembles one week prior to the start date.  

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the $10 registration fee? How many times do I have to pay it?

A nonrefundable $10 registration fee is required for each person on a new registration form. One person registering for multiple activities owes $10. The fee for two siblings registered on one form is $20. This fee is used for many expenses, including the cost of background checks required by the university for employees who work with children

What is the purpose of the $10 deposit charged with the online registration form?

When you sign up using the online form, a $10 deposit is charged to your credit card. The purpose of the deposit is so we can collect your credit card information for payment while not charging the full amount of your order. Your order will be charged in full once the registration has been confirmed by our office and based on the payment plan you select. The $10 deposit is not an additional charge, and will be deducted from the total you pay.


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Contact Us

College of Visual and Performing Arts
Office of External Programs

Music Building 132

Kristin Sherman

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Online Office Hours

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(lunch from noon – 1 p.m.)

To protect the safety of our staff, students and families, we will operate remotely until further notice. Our staff will be available at their remote offices during normal NIU business hours and can be contacted via phone or email.

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