JSO Community Music School

The Jackson Community Music School continues to be one of Michigan's premiere music organizations and has been a major component of the Jackson Symphony Orchestra's ongoing commitment to education and outreach since 1992. We offer quality private instruction in all instrument groups, as well as a wide range of group classes. Our distinguished faculty is comprised of professional musicians who currently maintain active careers in all facets of music performance and education.

“Our son has taken lessons for five years. The instructors are very professional and passionate about teaching these kids…This community music school is a valuable resource to our community…” -A CMS parent

Latest Posts

Mini Maestros class for toddlers!

Taught by Jackie Livesay, this early childhood music program provides children 2-5 years old with exposure to a variety of vocal, tactile, listening, and movement activities which not only contribute to...

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William Westney piano recital Sunday, 3pm. CMS STUDENTS FREE!

William Westney recital, 3:00pm Sunday, Oct. 16 @the Wax Prizewinning pianist William Westney (Geneva International Competition) returns to Jackson for a solo recital, following his memorable performance of Ravel’s Concerto...

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CMS director on JTV!

CMS director David Lamse appeared on JTV’s Bart Hawley Show on September 21 to promote the school and Bach’s Lunch program. Check out the interview below!...

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Jackson Community Music School on Facebook

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The Jackson Symphony Orchestra has a rich and vibrant history serving the Jackson area since 1949. Our mission is to add value, joy and enrichment to the lives of all Jackson area residents through music. The Jackson Symphony strives to impact the lives of everyone in the community either directly through performances and education programs or indirectly by offering positive programs and arts support in collaboration with community agencies, educators and other arts organizations.