The Music Center
The Music Center

community music school

Community Music School baby and toddler in music class
Jaclyn Burke

Jaclyn Burke (violin) studied violin performance at Grand Valley State University with Gregory Maytan, concert master of the Battle Creek Symphony. She is a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas and completed her Suzuki Teacher Training with Wendy Azrak.  Jaclyn is an alumni of the Battle Creek Youth Orchestra and the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony. She plays regularly with the Battle Creek Symphony, has attended Meadowmount School of Music, and toured with the Grand Valley State University Chamber Orchestra. 


The Community Music School's main location is inside of the Davidson Building on the campus of Kellogg Community College. We are located on the south end of campus, behind Fremont School near Emmett Street.

The address of the building is: 450 North Avenue, Battle Creek, MI

Click here for maps to our locations

Community Music School

Fall 2016
September 6-December 9

Winter 2017
January 9-May 27
Registration starts November 21, 2016

Summer 2017
June 5-August 25
Registration starts May 1, 2017

Registration page


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.

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.

Tuition only covers a portion of the cost of Music Center programs. Click here to donate online.



Trombone player

Did you know that the Community Music School is a program of The Music Center of South Central Michigan? Click here for information on all of the classes and ensembles we have to offer.