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CMS Student Recitals

Performing in front of a live audience is an important part of the Community Music School experience and is key to developing well-rounded musicians. CMS encourages students of all levels and ages to perform when they are ready, with permission from their teacher. Numerous free performance opportunities are available, including both in-house recitals and community programs. Thanks to our generous donors, all CMS recitals are free and open to the public; there is also no fee for students who perform.  Community Music School programs are updated to our calendar, so check back regularly for the most current content. 

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Faculty-Student Recital – Sun, Mar 5, 2023

Faculty-Student Recital – Sun, Mar 5, 2023

Sunday, March 5, 2023 4:00 PM Dorothy H. Baker Recital Hall at Community Music SchoolCMS teachers and students will perform individually and together in this special annual recital. This is a free performance.  Everyone is welcome. Donations to support our mission can...

Spring Recital – Sun, Apr 30, 2023

Spring Recital – Sun, Apr 30, 2023

Sunday, April 30, 2023 2:00 PM Dorothy H. Baker Recital Hall at Community Music SchoolCMS students of all ages will ring in spring with an afternoon of music. This is a free performance.  Everyone is welcome. Donations to support our mission can be made here.

Gala Recital – Sun, May 21, 2023

Gala Recital – Sun, May 21, 2023

Sunday, May 21, 2023 2:00 PM Dorothy H. Baker Recital Hall at Community Music SchoolStudents with the highest scores in our Gala Auditions are invited to perform in this special annual recital, and may receive merit-based scholarships toward continued study at CMS....

“Year-End” Recital – Sun, Jun 4, 2023

“Year-End” Recital – Sun, Jun 4, 2023

Sunday, June 4, 2023 2:00 PM Dorothy H. Baker Recital Hall at Community Music SchoolStudents of all ages will celebrate the end of the school year with an afternoon of music.   This is a free performance.  Everyone is welcome. Donations to support our mission can be...

SPECIAL EVENTS

OPEN MIC NIGHT – FRI, Feb 10, 2023

OPEN MIC NIGHT – FRI, Feb 10, 2023

Friday, February 10, 2023 7:30 - 9:00 PM, Doors 7:15 PM The Hess Lounge at Community Music SchoolCMS hosts a free, open-mic night on the second Friday of each month.  The Max Hess Lounge at CMS offers a unique art-deco backdrop for a highly appealing performance and...

“Get Jazzed” Day at CMS – Sat, Feb 11, 2023

“Get Jazzed” Day at CMS – Sat, Feb 11, 2023

Saturday, February 11, 2023 1:30 - 5:30 PM Dorothy H. Baker Recital Hall at Community Music SchoolDo you love jazz or aren't sure and want to give it a try?  Then "Get Jazzed" Day at CMS is for you! As part of a collaborative effort among Berks Arts, Boscov’s Berks...

PAST EVENTS

Clarinet Recital – Fri, Nov 18, 2022

Clarinet Recital – Fri, Nov 18, 2022

Friday, November 18, 2022 7:30 PM Dorothy H. Baker Recital Hall at Community Music SchoolMary Pulanco, an adult clarinet student of John Schwartz, gave a recital in the Dorothy H. Baker Recital Hall at CMS on Friday, November 18, at 7:30 PM. Selections included pieces...

Open Mic Night – Fri, Dec 9, 2022

Open Mic Night – Fri, Dec 9, 2022

Friday, December 9, 2022 7:30 - 9:00 PM, Doors Open at 7:15 PM The Hess Lounge at Community Music SchoolCMS hosts a free, open-mic night on the second Friday of each month.  The Max Hess Lounge at CMS offers a unique art-deco backdrop for a highly appealing...

Open Mic Night – Fri, Nov 11, 2022

Open Mic Night – Fri, Nov 11, 2022

Friday, November 11, 2022 7:30 - 9:00 PM, Doors Open at 7:15 PM The Hess Lounge at Community Music SchoolNEW!  Community Music School (CMS) will host a free, open-mic coffee house on the second Friday of each month, starting November 11, 2022.  That day, we will also...

CMS Performs at ‘Art in the Park’ – Sept 17, 2022

CMS Performs at ‘Art in the Park’ – Sept 17, 2022

Saturday, September 17, 2022, was a beautiful day of art and music in West Park! We thank all our student and faculty performers who performed at West Park Civic Association’s 47th Annual Art in the Park event: StudentsAlexis Gabay-Ratner, voiceAndrew Colon-Rodriguez,...

Monster Concert – SUN, OCT 30, 2022

Monster Concert – SUN, OCT 30, 2022

Sunday, October 30, 2022 2:00 PM Dorothy H. Baker Recital Hall at Community Music SchoolCMS students of all ages will perform in this spook-tacular recital and costume contest on Sunday, October 30, 2022, at 2:00 PM in the Dorothy H. Baker Recital Hall at CMS.  This...

Holiday Recital – Sun, Dec 18, 2022

Holiday Recital – Sun, Dec 18, 2022

Sunday, December 18, 2022 4:00 PM Dorothy H. Baker Recital Hall at Community Music SchoolOver 60 students, from beginner to advanced, along with our Kids Choir and Modern Band ensembles, performed in this festive annual recital. Performing in front of a live audience...

Brunch Silent Auction – Last Chance Sale

Brunch Silent Auction – Last Chance Sale

We thank everyone who donated and purchased items in our Spring Brunch Online Silent Auction!  It was a great success, but we have a few exciting items still available to “buy now” at the minimum bid.  Shipping is available for those who live out of the area.   Last...

“Year-End” Recital – Sun, Jun 5, 2022

“Year-End” Recital – Sun, Jun 5, 2022

Sunday, June 5, 2022 2:00 PM West Park Bandshell 16th & Linden Streets, AllentownCMS students of all ages will perform a variety of classical and contemporary music as we celebrate the beginning of summer.  Everyone is welcome to attend this free performance...

Musikfest Performance – Thr, Aug 11, 2022

Musikfest Performance – Thr, Aug 11, 2022

Thursday, August 11, 2022 1:30 - 3:00 PM Musikfest's Plaza Tropical Bethlehem, PA (under the bridge)MAIN AND SPRING STREETS · NORTH SIDE The following CMS students will be performing on Musikfest’s Plaza Tropical stage: Thursday, August 11, from 1:30 - 3:00 PM. Abby...