Children’s Chorus of Springfield

Offering In-Person and Virtual Music Lessons

CMSS is offering in-person programming, and remote lessons are still available if desired. Health and safety protocols remain in place to protect all members of our community.

Open to children in grades 4 - 12

Rehearsals take place Saturdays 12:30 – 2:00pm.

Close up of a portion of Children's Chorus members singing in their winter concert

Children’s Chorus Faculty Bios

Children's Chorus of Springfield faculty posing after their winter concert in Robyn Newhouse Hall

The Children’s Chorus of Springfield (CCS) was established in 2007 by E. Wayne Abercrombie, Professor Emeritus of Choral Music at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Vera S. Baker, retired Director of Visual & Performing Arts for the Springfield Public Schools. In 2016, the CCS merged with Community Music School of Springfield. The Children’s Chorus of Springfield teaches music literacy through singing, cultivates a generation of leaders and ambassadors for Springfield through song, and encourages the active participation of our city’s youth in the Springfield’s vibrant arts community. Participants receive invaluable musical and performance training, learn how to work together, gain self-discipline and control, and become responsible citizens of the world. CCS is supported by a grant from the Springfield Cultural Council.

CMSS Perform-A-Thon