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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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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 SchoolThe CMS Monster Concert returns - at CMS!  CMS students of all ages will perform in this spook-tacular recital and costume contest.  Everyone is welcome. This is a free...

SPECIAL EVENTS

Open Mic Coffeehouse – Fri, Oct 14, 2022

Open Mic Coffeehouse – Fri, Oct 14, 2022

Friday, October 14, 2022 7:30 - 9:00 PM The Hess Lounge at Community Music SchoolDoors Open at 7:15 PM NEW!  Community Music School (CMS) will host a free, open-mic coffee house on the second Friday of each month, starting October 14, 2022. Community Music School’s...

PAST EVENTS

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...

Monster Concert – Sat, Oct 30, 2021

Monster Concert – Sat, Oct 30, 2021

Now Live On YouTube The virtual Monster Concert can now be viewed anytime on our YouTube Channel here.  The winners of our costume contest will be announced at the end of the concert. Because of the uncertain weather forecast, we had to cancel the in-person Monster...

Holiday Recital – Sun, Dec 19, 2021

Holiday Recital – Sun, Dec 19, 2021

Sunday, December 19, 2021 2:00 PM CMS YouTube ChannelCMS students of all ages will perform a variety of classical and contemporary music in this festive annual recital.  For the safety of our students, performances were individually recorded in the Dorothy H. Baker...

Faculty-Student Recital – Sun, Feb 27, 2022

Faculty-Student Recital – Sun, Feb 27, 2022

Sunday, February 27, 2022 2:00 PM CMS YouTube ChannelFrom Mussorgsky and Haydn to McCartney and Lavigne: CMS students and faculty will perform a variety of classical and contemporary music in this special annual recital.  Join the live watch party on YouTube on...

Spring Recital – Apr 10, 2022

Spring Recital – Apr 10, 2022

Sunday, April 10, 2022 2:00 PM Community Music School YouTube ChannelCMS students of all ages performed a variety of classical and contemporary music to ring in spring with a “live” YouTube Watch Party.  For many of our students, this was their very first recital, and...

Gala Recital – Sun, Jun 12, 2022

Gala Recital – Sun, Jun 12, 2022

REVISED: Sunday, June 12, 2022 Spring Brunch & Silent Auction CMS students who score highest in the Gala Auditions will perform at the Spring Brunch & Silent Auction Fundraiser on June 12, 2022 at Lehigh Country Club. Merit-based scholarships for CMS lessons...

CMS @ Musikfest – August 10, 2021

CMS @ Musikfest – August 10, 2021

Tuesday, August 10 2:00 - 3:00 PM Musicfest, Plaza TropicalEven with the heat, it was great to have our students back on Musikfest’s Plaza Tropical Stage this year!  This was our first live performance since the CMS Faculty-Student Recital on March 1, 2020.  We...

SummerFest Recital – August 15, 2021

SummerFest Recital – August 15, 2021

Sunday, August 15, 2021 2:00 PM West Park Bandshell 16th & Linden Streets, AllentownOur first-ever live Summerfest was a sunny success!  CMS students performed an hour of music LIVE in the beautiful West Park bandshell for family, friends, and numerous park...