JSO Community Music School

The Jackson Community Music School is 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. Our mission is to provide affordable music education of the highest quality to persons of all ages in Jackson and the surrounding communities. Our school offers quality private instruction and curriculum taught by professional musicians who currently maintain active careers in all facets of music performance and education. We also host numerous student recitals, cultural events, community festivals, and other public performances in our gorgeous Weatherwax Concert Hall. Students and faculty alike are involved in musical outreach and collaboration with many local organizations including the Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson District Library, Spring Arbor University, YMCA, and Consumers Energy. Scholarships, financial aid, and easy payment plans are available throughout the year. In 2016, the Jackson Community Music School was recognized and featured by the National Guild of Community Arts Education on their website.

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2016-17 School year information!

Greetings CMS friends and families, or new visitors to our website! We are busy gearing up for another fall at our wonderful school. Open enrollment will begin on August 1st...

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2016-17 Scholarships! Apply by JULY 8th (EXTENSION)

UPDATE: We have extended the application deadline by one week, now due July 8th. But don’t delay, give us a call soon!   Hi all! Hope you are all having...

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Summer session 2016 reminder!

Hello everybody! Just a few quick reminders: The last day for summer session enrollment is Friday, June 17th (tomorrow!). We will be closing enrollment for all courses and classes after...

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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.