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

CMSS lessons and classes are currently being held remotely, but we will begin to offer in-person programming this spring. Our phasing process will be gradual, with opportunities for in-person learning increasing as local infection rates drop. Our office is staffed during regular business hours, but please call ahead if you plan to stop by the school for any reason. To be in touch with a CMSS staff person directly, please send them an email, or give us a call us at 413-732-8428.

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
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

20 April 2021
30 April 2021

Spring Gala

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
31 May 2021
01 June 2021
21 June 2021

Sponsors and Affiliations

CMSS Perform-A-Thon