Community Music School, Allentown

Community Music School, Allentown CMS provides the inspiration and opportunity for anyone in our diverse community to achieve excellence in music education. Community Music School (CMS) – Lehigh Valley & Berks is a non-profit charitable organization which provides the inspiration and opportunity for anyone in our diverse community to achieve excellence in music education and appreciate the transformative power of music.

CMS employs over 25 professional musicians who provide high-quality private and group instruction to students of all ages and in nearly every instrument and voice – both in-person and online - as well as extensive, tuition-free outreach programs that bring music to students in under-served, high-poverty schools. Thanks to support from our philanthropic community, CMS has provided over 25,000 stude

CMS employs over 25 professional musicians who provide high-quality private and group instruction to students of all ages and in nearly every instrument and voice – both in-person and online - as well as extensive, tuition-free outreach programs that bring music to students in under-served, high-poverty schools. Thanks to support from our philanthropic community, CMS has provided over 25,000 stude

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It’s so good to be out and about with our arts partners again at Art in the Park in West Park today!  Come on out and le...
09/18/2021

It’s so good to be out and about with our arts partners again at Art in the Park in West Park today! Come on out and learn more about in-person and online music lessons! West Park Civic Association

It’s so good to be out and about with our arts partners again at Art in the Park in West Park today! Come on out and learn more about in-person and online music lessons! West Park Civic Association

Kindermusik is back at CMS this fall!  Join Miss Lena of Sing N Move for a socially distanced music and movement class d...
08/27/2021

Kindermusik is back at CMS this fall! Join Miss Lena of Sing N Move for a socially distanced music and movement class designed for children ages 0-5 with their caregivers. Masks are required for all persons ages 2 and up. Space is limited, so sign up today at https://cmslv.org/group-music-classes/kindermusik/

Kindermusik is back at CMS this fall! Join Miss Lena of Sing N Move for a socially distanced music and movement class designed for children ages 0-5 with their caregivers. Masks are required for all persons ages 2 and up. Space is limited, so sign up today at https://cmslv.org/group-music-classes/kindermusik/

Congrats to CMS teacher Joe Mixon on releasing the first album for Ginger and The Schnappes!  To schedule guitar, bass g...
08/27/2021
Ginger and the Schnappes revive entertainment era | Lehigh Valley Press

Congrats to CMS teacher Joe Mixon on releasing the first album for Ginger and The Schnappes!

To schedule guitar, bass guitar, piano, or ukulele lessons with Joe Mixon, visit https://cmslv.org/about/staff-faculty/teacher-bios#joseph-mixon

Buy the CD: https://mixonbrewmusic.com/buy-music

You might wonder what happened to music that has style and elegance. You might picture countless nightclub scenes in classic films, where jazz and swing mixed together effortlessly, and women cared ab...

CMS is pleased to welcome Dr. Annie Rose Tindall-Gibson to our piano faculty!  Dr. Tindall-Gibson holds a D.M.A. in Pian...
08/20/2021
Teacher Bios | Community Music School

CMS is pleased to welcome Dr. Annie Rose Tindall-Gibson to our piano faculty! Dr. Tindall-Gibson holds a D.M.A. in Piano Performance from the University of South Carolina, an M.M. in Piano Performance from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and a B.M. in Piano Performance from the Manhattan School of Music. She is an accomplished collaborative pianist, church musician, and performance coach. She recently relocated to Schuylkill County, PA from South Carolina, where she taught at the University of South Carolina. She now serves as the Organist and Director of Music at Allegheny Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mohnton, PA. Welcome, Annie!

To schedule piano lessons with Dr. Tindall-Gibson, visit https://cmslv.org/annie-tindall-gibson/

Joseph Wagner holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Composition from Moravian College and is in the process of completing a Master of Music in Jazz Studies through the University of the Arts, Philadelphia (May 2020). He was a Founder’s Scholar at Moravian College and the first graduate of the Martin ...

08/15/2021

Congratulations to our students on great performances in today’s first ever SummerFest in West Park! It was wonderful to see so many of our west park neighbors out to enjoy the show too! We hope to make this an annual event.

So excited to have our students performing in person today for the fist time since March 2020!  #musikfest
08/10/2021

So excited to have our students performing in person today for the fist time since March 2020! #musikfest

So excited to have our students performing in person today for the fist time since March 2020! #musikfest

Exciting news!  Community Music School recently received $75,000 from The Presser Foundation to help fund the constructi...
07/13/2021

Exciting news! Community Music School recently received $75,000 from The Presser Foundation to help fund the construction of, and technology for, a state-of-the-art audio and video recording studio in the Dorothy H. Baker Recital Hall at CMS. We look forward to sharing this unique live recording space and state-of-the-art control room/classroom with the community! https://cmslv.org/presser-funds-recording-studio/

Exciting news! Community Music School recently received $75,000 from The Presser Foundation to help fund the construction of, and technology for, a state-of-the-art audio and video recording studio in the Dorothy H. Baker Recital Hall at CMS. We look forward to sharing this unique live recording space and state-of-the-art control room/classroom with the community! https://cmslv.org/presser-funds-recording-studio/

We are pleased to announce that Safa Ashrafi, Gregory Kuhn, and Ellen Roberts have recently been elected to the Communit...
06/30/2021

We are pleased to announce that Safa Ashrafi, Gregory Kuhn, and Ellen Roberts have recently been elected to the Community Music School Board of Directors.

We also extend our greatest appreciation to our retiring Directors Linda Kay Gardner, Steve Markowitz, and Andrea Moore.

Read more https://cmslv.org/welcome-new-board-members-2021/

We are pleased to announce that Safa Ashrafi, Gregory Kuhn, and Ellen Roberts have recently been elected to the Community Music School Board of Directors.

We also extend our greatest appreciation to our retiring Directors Linda Kay Gardner, Steve Markowitz, and Andrea Moore.

Read more https://cmslv.org/welcome-new-board-members-2021/

Calling all Allentown Middle Schoolers!  Are you interested in dance, music, art, and theater?  Check out this free camp...
06/07/2021
2021 City Arts Camp Registration

Calling all Allentown Middle Schoolers! Are you interested in dance, music, art, and theater? Check out this free camp!

City Arts Camp is a FREE summer camp program for rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders in Allentown, PA. Camp takes place between 9:00am - 4:30pm. Camp is located at Community Music School, 1544 Hamilton St. Allentown, PA 18102. Please allow yourself 5-10 minutes to fully fill out this registration form....

CMS "Year-End" Recital Watch Party - THIS SUNDAY @ 2:00 PM - featuring 47 students performing a variety of classical and...
06/04/2021

CMS "Year-End" Recital Watch Party - THIS SUNDAY @ 2:00 PM - featuring 47 students performing a variety of classical and contemporary pieces on piano, violin, ukulele, voice, viola, and tuba. Everyone is welcome! https://cmslv.org/year-end-recital-2021/

CMS "Year-End" Recital Watch Party - THIS SUNDAY @ 2:00 PM - featuring 47 students performing a variety of classical and contemporary pieces on piano, violin, ukulele, voice, viola, and tuba. Everyone is welcome! https://cmslv.org/year-end-recital-2021/

Community Music School thanks The Harry C. Trexler Trust for their continued financial support.  CMS was awarded $50,000...
05/28/2021

Community Music School thanks The Harry C. Trexler Trust for their continued financial support. CMS was awarded $50,000, to underwrite operating expenses related to services and programs for Lehigh County residents. https://bit.ly/3fww6Bs

Community Music School thanks The Harry C. Trexler Trust for their continued financial support. CMS was awarded $50,000, to underwrite operating expenses related to services and programs for Lehigh County residents. https://bit.ly/3fww6Bs

50 years of digital music!  Congratulations to Allen Organ Company on this exciting milestone!  Allen Organ is a long-ti...
05/13/2021
Allen Organ celebrates 50 years since creating the first digital instrument. It all starts with the Space Race

50 years of digital music! Congratulations to Allen Organ Company on this exciting milestone! Allen Organ is a long-time supporter of CMS. CEO Steve Markowitz currently serves on the board of directors and his mother, Martha, was a founding board member of CMS.

The story of the digital organ begins in 1961, when President John F. Kennedy said we were putting a man on the moon.

CMS Student Performs in All-Eastern Virtual Concert:  Nicholas Brogle, clarinet student of John Schwartz, was accepted t...
05/12/2021

CMS Student Performs in All-Eastern Virtual Concert:
Nicholas Brogle, clarinet student of John Schwartz, was accepted to participate in The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) All-East Band. Nicholas is a junior at Saucon Valley High School. To qualify to audition for this prestigious ensemble, students must have been selected for PMEA District Band, Regional Band, and State Band. According to his teacher, John Schwartz, Nicholas is an exceptional student who thrives on challenging music. We congratulate Nicholas on this accomplishment and for a wonderful virtual performance. Watch Nicholas perform in the NAfME All-Eastern Performance on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/L9sJjvWNfQc?t=1118

CMS Student Performs in All-Eastern Virtual Concert:
Nicholas Brogle, clarinet student of John Schwartz, was accepted to participate in The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) All-East Band. Nicholas is a junior at Saucon Valley High School. To qualify to audition for this prestigious ensemble, students must have been selected for PMEA District Band, Regional Band, and State Band. According to his teacher, John Schwartz, Nicholas is an exceptional student who thrives on challenging music. We congratulate Nicholas on this accomplishment and for a wonderful virtual performance. Watch Nicholas perform in the NAfME All-Eastern Performance on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/L9sJjvWNfQc?t=1118

It was great to see everyone at this morning as you picked up your Brunch in a Bag!  We hope you are enjoying the food a...
04/25/2021

It was great to see everyone at this morning as you picked up your Brunch in a Bag! We hope you are enjoying the food and this beautiful music https://youtu.be/-kjRtCbHWjI

04/25/2021

We are live at Community Music School for our virtual brunch and a bag fundraiser meal pick up this morning! Don’t forget to stop by and pick up your meal before 11 AM this morning to enjoy while you watch the musical presentation on YouTube at 12:30. Enjoy some beer barrel polka from our CMS alum Mitchell!

04/25/2021
2021 Brunch Pickup Mitchell Accordian

We are live at Community Music School for our virtual brunch and a bag fundraiser meal pick up this morning! Don’t forget to stop by and pick up your meal before 11 AM this morning to enjoy while you watch the musical presentation on YouTube at 12:30. Enjoy some beer barrel polka from our CMS alum Mitchell! #accordion #beerbarrelpolka

04/22/2021

The CMS “Brunch in a Bag” Silent Auction is LIVE now through Sunday at 3:00 pm. Browse, bid, or buy now and then join the YouTube Watch Party featuring musical performances by our faculty and students at 12:30 pm on Sunday!

If you missed the second part of Women in Music yesterday, it is now available to watch anytime on our YouTube channel. ...
03/18/2021
CMS Women in Music Lecture-Recital, Part 2 of 3: Women as Performers (Premiere March 17, 2021)

If you missed the second part of Women in Music yesterday, it is now available to watch anytime on our YouTube channel. There is a piece in here that just about everyone will recognize (hint: it's in a Volvo commercial)!

Community Music School Lehigh Valley & Berks presents the virtual Women in Music Lecture-Recital Series Women in Music: Part 2 of 3: Women as PerformersOri...

Join us this Wednesday, March 17 on YouTube as CMS faculty members Julia Katherine Walsh, soprano, and Dr. Tzu-Hwa Ho, p...
03/15/2021

Join us this Wednesday, March 17 on YouTube as CMS faculty members Julia Katherine Walsh, soprano, and Dr. Tzu-Hwa Ho, piano, discuss and perform "Women as Performers" featuring songs that were calling cards for singers such as Joan Sutherland, Kathleen Battle, & Beverly Sills. RSVP here: https://cmslv.org/women-in-music-lecture-recital-to-go-virtual/

Join us this Wednesday, March 17 on YouTube as CMS faculty members Julia Katherine Walsh, soprano, and Dr. Tzu-Hwa Ho, piano, discuss and perform "Women as Performers" featuring songs that were calling cards for singers such as Joan Sutherland, Kathleen Battle, & Beverly Sills. RSVP here: https://cmslv.org/women-in-music-lecture-recital-to-go-virtual/

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1544 Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA
18102-5184

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 12am
Tuesday 8am - 12am
Wednesday 8am - 12am
Thursday 8am - 12am
Friday 8am - 12am
Saturday 8am - 12am
Sunday 8am - 12am

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+16104357725

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Community Music School (CMS) – Lehigh Valley & Berks is a non-profit charitable organization which provides the inspiration and opportunity for anyone in our diverse community to achieve excellence in music education and appreciate the transformative power of music. CMS employs over 25 professional musicians who provide high-quality private and group instruction to students of all ages and in nearly every instrument and voice, as well as extensive, tuition-free outreach programs that bring music to students in under-served, high-poverty schools. Thanks to support from our philanthropic community, CMS has provided over 25,000 student services in the Lehigh Valley with the life-long benefits of musical education by funding over $100,000 annually in financial aid, merit scholarships, and tuition-free outreach programming.

In the fall of 2018, CMS moved its Allentown operations to historic 1544 Hamilton Street, the former Lehigh Valley Club. The renovated space offers 12 lesson rooms of varying sizes, a unique parent lounge, early childhood room, music library, administrative offices, and a 150-seat recital hall. Introductory group classes, such as Kindermusik (ages 0-4), Kids Choir (ages 6-11), Modern Band (middle and high school) provide music fundamentals in a fun, group environment. The CMS Big Band offers numerous free performance opportunities for intermediate and advanced students. Learn more at cmslv.org.

CMS does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, age, creed, color, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, gender identity, disability, or level of family income in its education programs and admission, employment, and financial aid policies.

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