Summer 2021

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.

Music lovers of all ages are invited to join in the fun at CMSS!

Our summer music lessons feature flexible scheduling with expert musicians, and our community events in July and August will allow our students and their families to safely connect while celebrating the arts!

Private Lessons

We invite you to take music lessons with us this summer! 

Use our online registration system to submit your availability and instrument choice (and request an instructor if applicable). We will be in touch to confirm your lesson and match you with an instructor that meets your schedule and instrumental needs.

  • Flexible schedule to accommodate your summer plans
  • Offering a variety of instruments and voice instruction to students of all ages and levels
  • Professional teaching artists who will customize your lessons to match your musical interests and personal goals
  • In-person and virtual lessons are available

Private Lesson Tuition (per lesson)

60 minute lesson: $68

45 minute lesson: $54

30 minute lesson: $40

Registration fee: $10 (per family)

Semi-Private Lesson Tuition

45 minute lesson: $60 (divided evenly among the 2-4 students in the group)

(no Registration fee for Semi-Private lessons)

Financial Aid is available for Summer Lessons

Students entering grades K through 12 whose families receive SNAP benefits may apply for a financial aid discount of 40% off summer lessons by following these two steps:

  1. Fill out an online inquiry request to provide your lesson preferences.
  2. Email a clear picture of your EBT card to [email protected]. The subject should contain the student applicant’s name.

We’ll be in touch to confirm lesson details once we’ve received both your online inquiry request and the emailed photo of your EBT card.

Summer Events at CMSS

Fun for the whole family at CMSS

Make a Joyful Noise

with Ms. Rachael Jones and Mr. Rick Marshall

July 9 and/or August 13 3:30-5pm – FREE – appropriate for all ages

Participants will make their own musical instruments out of ordinary household materials provided, and jam out on the instruments they make and/or on any instrument of their own they wish to bring. Pizza, beverages, and special treats will be provided. Registration is required and space is limited.
A talent show for amateur musicians and singers, ages 16+

Community Stage

This special event is open to the general public, and contestants can submit as a solo artist, or as a band or ensemble.

Submissions will be judged by a carefully selected group of CMSS faculty and affiliates. Of all contestants, 10 finalists will be selected. From these finalists, 3 winners will be chosen.

The 10 selected finalists will film the final performances of their chosen pieces in downtown Springfield with a professional videographer, provided by CMSS. The filming will take place July 21st and 22nd.

The final Community Stage Event will livestream on August 5th, at which time the winners will be announced!

If you have questions, please email Liz Simmons: [email protected]

CMSS Perform-A-Thon