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 2,200 students weekly at our 127 State Street location and in our community partnership programs.

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Enroll today!

Enroll in a lesson, class, or ensemble any time of year at CMSS!

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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
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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
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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
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Lifelong Learning

CMSS’ Lifelong Learning program provides sequential arts instruction for adults, with an emphasis on including adults age 55 and over.

Lifelong Learning at CMSS

Trust Transfer Project

The Trust Transfer Project engages local artists to increase access to public health information, promote positive health choices, and foster hope and healing.

Trust Transfer Project

Upcoming Events at CMSS

23 March 2024

Performance Potluck

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
15 April 2024
16 April 2024
27 April 2024
04 May 2024

Performance Potluck

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sponsors and Affiliations

CMSS Perform-A-Thon