Children’s Chorus of Springfield

Programming is Currently Hybrid

As of June 10, 2021, CMSS programming is hybrid (a mix of virtual and in-person learning). Ensembles utilizing low risk instruments (strings and percussion) may meet in-person at CMSS (10 people maximum). On June 17, we will announce additional in-person opportunities for our summer session, which starts on June 28.

Open to children in grades 3 - 12

Rehearsals take place Saturdays 12:30 – 2:00pm. Tuition is free during the 2020-2021 school year.

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