JSO Community Music School

he Jackson Symphony Orchestra Community Music School is one of the premiere music programs in mid-Michigan. Founded in 1992, we are a major component of the Jackson Symphony Orchestra's ongoing commitment to local music education and outreach. Our mission is to provide affordable music education of the highest quality to persons of all ages in Jackson and the surrounding communities. The Community Music School offers educational programs and performance opportunities to all ages and levels, taught by professional musicians who currently maintain active careers in all facets of music. We also host cultural events, community festivals, and public performances in our beautiful venue located in downtown Jackson. We strive to maintain collaborations with local businesses and are grateful for the support of the entire region. The Jackson Community Music School is where music blooms! Come join our musical family and let us help you or your child discover their full potential!

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CMS Summer session ~ June 20-August 12th, 2016

The Jackson Community Music School will be holding an 8-week summer session starting on June 20th. In addition to private instruction in all instrument groups, the school will offering a...

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Bach’s Lunch! April 15th, 12-1 pm

We would like to invite all of you to come join us for a FREE lunchtime concert at the spacious, beautiful JSO Weatherwax hall, downtown Jackson! This Friday, from noon...

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CMS Summer scholarship audition! April 21st, 2016

The Jackson Symphony Guild offers numerous scholarships to CMS students to help cover summer programs, private instruction, and non-JPS summer music camps (Blue Lake, Interlochen, etc.). We will be holding...

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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.