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 and arts education that empowers individuals, inspires creative passion, and promotes well-being in our greater community. We serve more than 700 students annually at our 127 State Street location, and an additional 1,000 students each week in our community partnership programs.
Choice of study includes private lessons, group classes and ensembles, adult music study, or for our youngest students, early childhood music classes and our acclaimed Prelude Preschool of the Arts. Our Community Partnership Programs provide weekly instruction for hundreds of children throughout Springfield in a variety of in-school and after school programs.
CMSS’ outstanding faculty of 50 musicians/educators inspire success at every level of achievement, from beginner to pre-professional study. We offer instruction in a broad spectrum of instruments and voice, and provide a wide range of musical genres including Classical, Jazz, Blues, Popular, Latin, Rock, Folk, Gospel, Hip Hop and more.