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Community Music School Voted "Best Music Instruction"

Oct. 24, 2011

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The Community Music School of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music has been selected as the region’s source for Best Music Instruction by Pulse, the magazine of Lorain County, Ohio.

More than 600 people joined Pulse on June 23, 2011 to celebrate the second-annual Best of Lorain County event at the John A. Spitzer Conference Center and Stocker Arts Center. Of the hundreds of nominations in numerous categories, among them dining, galleries, shopping areas, and performance venues, 75 finalists attended the event to promote their wares and demonstrate their award-worthiness. Guests then voted for the 2011 winners. The full list of winners can be viewed at

The Community Music School (CMS) is an outreach program dedicated to providing students with an exceptional educational and artistic experience while fostering a lifelong appreciation of and commitment to excellence in music. Through the study and creation of music, students of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds are given the opportunity to express their artistic creativity. Faculty members are highly qualified musicians and teachers from the community and conservatory. Quality instruction, from the beginning to advanced levels of study, is vital to students’ musical development and has been shown to assist in their academic and social development. Courses range from individual studio instruction and chamber ensembles to Suzuki-style training and Dalcroze Eurythmics.

Louise Zeitlin, director and viola instructor, says of the award: “This is a great honor for the Oberlin Community Music School. It shows the hard work and dedication of our CMS faculty and the ongoing support from the Oberlin Conservatory.”

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