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Community Music School

Welcome to the CMS News page!

For more information about any CMS programs please call or email. Click here for contact information.

Check out our CMS catalog by clicking HERE!

Winter 2014 Registration:
Now open for current students.
New students and those who wish to change their
time/teacher may register Monday, December 2.

Download our Winter 2013/14 Newsletter Here.

Our Hastings Community Music School location has recently moved into the lower level of the former Felpausch building. Come visit us and sign up for lessons! Our new space is much larger and handicap accessible.


Summer Classes at CMS
Registration for summer classes at the Community Music School opens May 5, 2014!
We offer group classes, ensembles and private lessons at all of our locations, all year long. Register at any time.
Summer 2014  classes are being planned!
Is there a class you would like us to offer?



See What a Little Art Can Start

The Miller Foundation, Battle Creek, announces the opening of BCreative Scholarships, available to students and teachers in the Educators’ Task Force for tuition in private lessons, classes, or choirs, arts-related field trips, in-classroom art projects, summer music camps and more! Visit for more information and to apply.

Do You Homeschool?

Community Music School participates in the Gull Lake Homeschool Partnership. Families enrolled in in the Partnership can take music classes/lessons through the CMS, with tuition paid by Gull Lake School. For more information and to register the Partnership, Gull Lake Homeschool Partnership at or 269.488.5000 ext 1063 or 1065.


 Contact Us

Nancy Brown, Director
269.963.1911 x 2502

Dinah Vaden, Battle Creek Coordinator
269.963.1911 x 2585

Christianne Statler, Hastings Coordinator

Alexis Stark, Marshall Coordinator

 Locate Us

The Community Music School has three campuses; Battle Creek, Hastings, and Marshall.

Click here for maps to our locations

 Registration Info

Community Music School

Winter 2014

January 6- May 23, 19 weeks

Summer 2014

June 2 - August 22, 12 weeks

Registration open all semester

For registration and start up dates of each program please check out the pages for private lessons, Music First,and the Registration page.

 Financial Aid

CMS financial aid is available to families with under $50,000 in annual income. Other aid is available to qualifying families from area foundations and organizations. For more information, please contact the Music Center.

Some of the financial aid options are need based while others are not. Please call today to find out how we are able to keep music learning accessible and affordable for our community.

 Qualified Instructors Needed

National Guild of Arts Educators