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. Offering quality musical instruction in all instrument groups to over 300 enrolled students in the Jackson area, the school's distinguished faculty is comprised of twenty-seven 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

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JSO Youth Chorale!

Jackson Chorale Children’s Choir will begin the Fall 2016 choir season on Tuesday, September 20. Taught by Jackie Livesay and Anne Frank, the singers will meet Tuesdays from 4:15 – 5:15 at the...

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Jackson Youth Symphony Orchestra 2016-17

Part of the fun of learning how to play an instrument is gathering with others and making music together! Performing in an orchestra or band is a lot of fun!...

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One week left to enroll for 2016-17 CMS classes!

Hi all! Where has the summer gone?! Just one last quick reminder to contact our office or browse around our website for class information. We will be closing enrollment one...

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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.