Welcome To Community Music School of Springfield

Community Music School of Springfield, founded in 1983, is a non-profit community arts school in Western Massachusetts. Our mission is to provide an equitable and inclusive center of excellence in music education, arts learning, and cultural engagement that empowers individuals, inspires creative passion, and promotes well-being in our community. We serve more than 2,000 students weekly at our 127 State Street location and in our community partnership programs.

Young students singing in colorful t-shirts

Chalk for Change

Chalk for Change has been postponed due to rain predicted for Saturday – rescheduled date forthcoming.

sondio students with faculty playing brass and woodwinds in the MLK day performance

Sonido Musica

Sonido Musica offers weekly music instruction by CMSS faculty during school for students in Springfield and Holyoke Public Schools, leading to improved educational outcomes.

Sonido Musica
Close up of two Sonido string students holding their violins and smiling on stage at MLK performance

Private Lessons and Ensembles

CMSS offers music lessons and a variety of classes and ensembles for all levels and ages of students.

Private Lessons and Ensembles
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Prelude Preschool of the Arts

An arts-integrated early childhood education program that incorporates Suzuki violin, guitar, percussion, children’s chorus, dance, yoga, foreign language and visual arts within a comprehensive academic curriculum.

Prelude Preschool of the Arts
Close up of prelude student playing a small hand drum during music class

Adaptive Music Program

Our Adaptive Music Program (AMP) connects music and special education to improve students’ lives, targeting social/emotional, academic, and artistic development.

Adaptive Music Program

Cultural Heritage Program

The Arnold-Miller Cultural Heritage Program offers instruction through culture-bearer led heritage music and dance ensembles, master classes, and internships in music and the arts.

Heritage Music Institute
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Trust Transfer Project

The Trust Transfer Project is an initiative supporting and celebrating Springfield artists while helping to stop the spread of COVID-19 and increase immunization rates.

Trust Transfer Project

Upcoming Events at CMSS

09 October 2023
10 October 2023
14 November 2023
12 December 2023
13 December 2023

Sponsors and Affiliations

CMSS Perform-A-Thon