Community Music School

Community Music School

Mississippi State University Opened its new Community Music School (CMS) in the fall of 2016 as an expansion of the previous Piano Pre-College Program. Our mission is to serve the musical needs of the Golden Triangle Area providing high quality instruction in piano, guitar, voice, woodwinds, brass, percussion and strings. Lessons are scheduled on a semester basis and available for all ages and abilities. The MSU Community Music School strives to offer a broad and rich menu of musical opportunities for both adults and beginners.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Community Music School at MSU is to enrich the lives of the Starkville and Northeast Mississippi communities by offering excellent, affordable music instruction to all people, and to provide performance opportunities that contribute to the cultural life of the communities we serve. This mission is based upon the notion that music should play a central role in the life of all healthy communities and that each individual has the capacity for music learning and expression.

Core Values

The Community Music School sees the following “core values” as the essence of its existence:

Welcoming: A commitment to serving individuals of all ages, aptitudes and interests.

Excellence: A commitment to providing quality music instruction by maintaining a faculty of talented and professional musicians.

Community: A commitment to enriching lives and strengthening relationships in the community through music.

Appreciation: A commitment to cultivating and promoting music appreciation in the Starkville and Northeast Mississippi communities.

Nurturing: A commitment to fostering musical interests in a supportive and caring environment to all those studying music at the Community Music School.