Community Music School of Springfield, founded in 1983, is a non-profit community arts school in Western Massachusetts. Their 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 their greater community. They serve more than 2,000 students annually at their 127 State Street location and in their community partnership programs.
Community Music School of Springfield is a proud member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education. They were recently awarded a National Endowment for the Arts “Art Works” grant and are a recipient of many distinguished awards, including the Commonwealth Award, Massachusetts Cultural Council’s highest arts honor, recognizing the significant contribution that CMSS has made in building community through the arts. CMSS was chosen as the recipient of the 2021 Arts Learning Champions of Arts Advocacy Award, the 2015 Yale University Distinguished Music Education Partner Award, the New England Public Radio 2015 Outstanding Arts Organization in the Pioneer Valley award, and the Massachusetts Association of School Committees 2015 Outstanding School Partner award. CMSS Programs are funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.