Community Music School

We are 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 have the opportunity to express their artistic creativity.

Spring Semester begins Monday, January 13, 2014

For scholarship assistance, please fill out the scholarship application and provide proof of income. 

Scholarship application deadlines:
Wednesday, July 31 (Returning Students)

Monday, August 12 (New Students)


Our 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.

Private Lessons

We are excited to offer an expanded repertoire of musical instruction in both private lessons and classes. Please join us as we create and share music with the northeast Ohio community!


Your gift can help make a difference.   Donations can be designated to Oberlin Community Music School.

Community Music School Voted "Best Music Instruction" 

The conservatory's Community Music School (CMS) has been chosen as Lorain County's premiere source for outreach instruction.
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Interested in taking lessons with us?

Complete the Inquiry Form and you will be contacted by our office to answer questions about our programs. This does not commit you to enrolling, nor does it confirm availability in our programs. This is the first step for enrollment in any CMS private lesson or class offering.


Ready to enroll?

Complete the Registration Form after you've been in contact with our office and teaching staff and are ready to enroll for a semester class or private lessons.


Scholarship application deadlines for the 2013-2014 school year are July 31, 2013 for returning students and August 12, 2013 for new students.

Please note: Scholarship applications cannot be processed without proof of income.