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 that empowers individuals, inspires creative passion, and promotes well-being in our greater community. We serve more than 2,000 students annually at our 127 State Street location and in our community partnership programs.

Young students singing in colorful t-shirts

Covid-19 Update

Due to the spike in local Covid-19 cases, CMSS lessons, classes, and ensembles are being offered virtually through February 11th. We will return to hybrid programming on February 12th. The CMSS building is currently closed to the public, but is staffed during our regular business hours. Please call 413-732-8428 or email [email protected] if you would like to be in touch.

Watch the 2022 Springfield Citywide Dr. King Day Celebration:

More details about this event here.

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
Child smiling with drum sticks and other children in the blurred background

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
William Cumpiano playing a guitar in his workshop


CultureRx is an initiative to support the role of cultural experiences as a protective factor in health and well-being.

Vaccine Poster, doctor with vaccine and family standing together

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

21 February 2022
22 February 2022
25 April 2022
26 April 2022
29 April 2022

Spring Gala 2022

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Sponsors and Affiliations

CMSS Perform-A-Thon