New Horizons Senior Band

New Horizons in the news!

Our band for senior musicians, New Horizons directed by Patricia Hurley, was featured on WTNH following their Fourth of July performance in Ivoryton. Check it out!

Want to learn more about New Horizons? Call our Business Office at 860-767-0026 to find out how you can pick up an instrument at any age!

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FREE Preview Week

Community Music School welcomes the general public to enjoy a variety of music programming during Free Preview Week September 10-14, 2018. Children and adults are invited to schedule a FREE 30-minute preview lesson, and sample a vast array of programs for all ages including private and group lessons, Suzuki violin, adult cabaret, senior band, string ensembles, music therapy, young child, and more. The public is welcome to observe any group class or ensemble during Free Preview Week.

The business office is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday, and 9am to 1pm on Fridays. Those interested in a 30-minute preview lesson can schedule it by calling 860-767-0026 or emailing Musical instruction is available for all ages, all abilities, and all genres!

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Priority Registration for Fall Semester



The Fall 2018 Semester begins on Wednesday, September 5th and the Priority Registration period offered to current students wishing to continue is now open. Please review the information on the renewal form(s) that were mailed to you to confirm your time slot for next semester or to request a change in time, lesson length, or instructor. Returning students have priority when the applicable form and $125 deposit (per student) are received by August 13th. Please have your current account paid in full before registering for the Fall Semester. After August 13, registration will open to new students and time slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

*Your online payment signifies that you agree to the terms outlined in the CMS Media Release Policy  and in the Policy Handbook.

Returning Students may register for the Fall 2018 semester here:




Invoices will be mailed to confirm your time slot and will include any discounts or lesson credits from the previous session. The Fall Semester tuition balance is due on or before the first lesson day unless arrangements have been made to participate in one of our payment plans. CMS offers financial scholarships for students of any age and ability level who demonstrate strong motivation and a commitment to lessons. The CMS Scholarship Application is available here or from the Business Office.

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2018-2019 Calendar


Piano class

AUG 25 Ukulele Workshop for Beginners

SEPT 5 – Fall Semester Begins

SEPT 10-14 – FREE Preview Week

OCT 8 – Columbus Day, CMS Open

OCT 13 – Intro to Music Technology Workshop

OCT 20 – Mock Auditions

OCT 31 – Halloween, CMS Closed

NOV 4 – Mid-Semester Recital

NOV 18 – Faculty Concert

NOV 21-25 – Thanksgiving Break, CMS Closed

NOV 28 – Kate’s Camp Show

DEC 22-JAN 1 – Holiday Break, CMS Closed

DEC 31Make your tax-deductible donation to the Scholarship Fund!

JAN 12, 13, 19, 20 – Studio Recitals

JAN 21 – Martin Luther King Day, CMS Open

JAN 28 – Spring Semester Begins

JAN 28-FEB 1 – FREE Preview Week

FEB 16-19 – Presidents’ Day Break, CMS Closed

MAR 13 – Kate’s Camp Show

MAR 30 – Mid-Semester Recital

APR 13-21 – Spring Break, CMS Closed

MAY 27 – Memorial Day, CMS Closed

JUN 1, 2, 8, 9 – Studio Recitals

JUN 24 – Summer Session Begins


Summer Office Hours:

Mon – Thurs: 9 a.m. to  7 p.m.

Fri: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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