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.

Children singing

A Fall Filled with Music

CMSS is currently closed to protect the health of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. To be in touch with a CMSS staff person, email us at [email protected] Fall programming will begin remotely and we’ll transition to hybrid programming as appropriate throughout the school year.

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

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

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

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

Children's Chorus

The Children’s Chorus of Springfield teaches music literacy through singing and cultivates a generation of ambassadors for Springfield through song.

Children’s Chorus

Music Therapy

CMSS offers Music Therapy for children and adults with developmental delays, special education students, and individuals with autism.

Music Therapy

Upcoming Events at CMSS

24 November 2020
25 November 2020
22 December 2020
24 December 2020
18 January 2021

Sponsors and Affiliations

CMSS Perform-A-Thon