About Us

About CMS

Welcome to our community music school. We have proudly been providing exceptional music education to individuals of all ages and skill levels in the  Jackson area for over 30 years. Our programs include private lessons, group classes, ensembles, and workshops, taught by a distinguished and professional faculty. With over 450 students and 9000 lessons taught each year, we are committed to fostering a love of music in our community. As a part of the Jackson Symphony Orchestra, we offer unique performance opportunities and a supportive and inspiring environment for our students. Financial assistance is available to ensure that music education is accessible to everyone. Join us in discovering the joy and power of music!


Jed Fritzemeier
Director of Music Education


Jasmine Hass
JYSO Assistant Director

Colleen Monahan
CMS Manager and Music on Tap Coordinator

Pamela Mineweaser
Office Manager

What We Offer CMS Students

Beyond our extensive offerings, enrolled students can take advantage of several benefits and performance opportunities

  • Formal recitals each semester
    Additional performance opportunities in the community
  • Merit based scholarships
  • Financial assistance
  • Free tickets to Jackson Symphony Orchestra concerts
  • Discounted tickets to JSO concerts for family members

Sponsors Supporting Music Education in the Community

Jackson Lit and Arts

Jeanne Ollhoff Memorial

Myer & Lois Franklin Charitable Trust