MSU Community Music School Detroit

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Michigan State University Community Music School Detroit
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Music classes for all ages!
Background Information




Midtown Detroit


3408 Woodward Ave
Detroit, Michigan


(313) 578-9716


CMS Detroit

CMS-Detroit is an outreach activity of the MSU College of Music. They are located in the MSU Detroit Center at 3408 Woodward Avenue in Detroit's Cultural Corridor.


The Michigan State University (MSU) Community Music School (CMS), a subdivision of the MSU College of Music, brings music education and music therapy to individuals of all ages and abilities in the community. In the fall of 2009 MSU College of Music opened the MSU Community Music School-Detroit (CMS-D) opened on Woodward next to Wayne State University's Historic Bonstelle Theatrer. The misssion of CMS-D is to provide a creative and welcoming environment where music experiences, education and therapy services inspire individuals at all ability levels and stages of life to achieve their personal best. Founded on the belief that music dramatically enhances the quality of life, CMS-D offers opportunities for the study, appreciation and therapeutic use of music while nurturing the musical development of all. Community Music School Detroit offers youth and adult classes in jazz, piano, guitar, group music lessons in wind and string instruments, early childhood music education and summer camps. Programs continue to be added in response to community need CMS-Detroit programs are offered in response to the community's desire for enhanced music education and performance opportunities. Financial aid is available to those with need. MSU CMS is supported by [Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs].

Programs Offered

Musical Building Blocks for Babes (ages birth to 3) Music Time for Tots (ages 3-5)
Music Rocks! (ages 5-7) Pre-Aspiring Musicians (ages 7-9)
Aspiring Musicians Program (instrumental music for ages 9 and up) Youth Voice (ages 6 -17+)
Spartan Teen Jazz (ages 11-17) Adult Group Piano
Teen Group Piano Adult Guitar / Bass Guitar
Adult Strings Adult Bands – Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced
Adult Jazz Band Gospel Choir
Music Therapy Clinical Services Affordable Private & Buddy Lessons!
AMP (Aspiring Musicians Program) Summer Camp -Exploring Literacy through Lyrics & Song Camp
Funk Camp Spartan Youth Jazz Boot Camp

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