Church Music Summer Seminar

CMSS UM Certification Registration

June 19–26, 2015

Registration closes May 17

Tuition and Fees for CMSS Certification

Music Certification Professional Para-professional/CEU
Registration Fee $1150 $800
Student Fee $190 $190
GBHEM Scholarship $(450)* n/a
Total Online Registration $890 $990

* For persons seeking United Methodist Certification with graduate credit (Professional Track), the UMC General Board of Higher Education and Ministry provides this scholarship for students upon successful completion of the course. Payment is made directly to Perkins.

Complete standards and requirements can be found by going to General Board of Higher Education and Ministry United Methodist Certification.


Check-in June 19 | Check-out June 26
Double, $259  |  Single, $357

Dorm housing requests must be made by May 17 and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations canceled after May 17 are subject to a substantial penalty.

Residence halls are equipped with bed sheets, pillow, blanket, towels, and washcloths. Fresh towels and washcloths are provided after the 7th night. It is recommended you bring extra towels and washcloths. Dorm check-in information will be provided at a later time.

Register by the following methods:
1. Online registration 
2. Download paper registration form
3. Call 214.768.2251

Professional certification students are required to submit a course request form for Perkins in addition to registration. If you are registering as a PROFESSIONAL, you are not officially registered until a Course Request Form is completed and received no later than May 17 in the Office of External Programs. It can be mailed, faxed, or emailed:
Office of External Programs 
PO Box 750133
Dallas, TX 75275-0133
Fax: 214.768.2117

Download Course Request Form

Registration for certification courses on the professional track requires an earned Bachelor's degree as a prerequisite and an official undergraduate transcript on file with Perkins. If you are a new student, please request from your undergraduate school that an official transcript be sent to the Office of Advanced Ministerial Studies at the address above.

Payment for all summer tuition, fees and housing is due in full by May 17.
Refunds for cancellations received in writing by May 17 will be granted, less a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations received after May 17 are subject to full billing.