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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.

Follow CMS on YouTube to view highlights and full recordings of past recitals and select student performances.

Sponsorship and program advertising opportunities for in-house student performances are available. 

MONSTER CONCERT – SUN, OCT 29, 2023

MONSTER CONCERT – SUN, OCT 29, 2023

Sunday, October 29, 2023 4:00 PM Dorothy H. Baker Recital Hall at Community Music SchoolCMS students of all ages are welcome to perform in this spook-tacular recital.  Costumes are encouraged, but not required.  Students and non-students are welcome to participate in...

HOLIDAY RECITAL – SUN, DEC 10, 2023

HOLIDAY RECITAL – SUN, DEC 10, 2023

Sunday, December 10, 2023 2:00 PM & 4:00 PM Dorothy H. Baker Recital Hall at Community Music SchoolAs always, CMS recitals are free for students to perform and for the public to attend; however, CMS is a nonprofit organization and there is substantial cost...

FACULTY-STUDENT RECITAL – SUN, MAR 3, 2024

FACULTY-STUDENT RECITAL – SUN, MAR 3, 2024

Sunday, March 3, 2024 4:00 PM Dorothy H. Baker Recital Hall at Community Music SchoolWe thank all our students and faculty who performed in our Faculty-Student Recital on Sunday, March 3, 2024.  It was an absolutely beautiful day, and our Dorothy H. Baker Recital Hall...

SPRING RECITAL – SUN, APR 14, 2024

SPRING RECITAL – SUN, APR 14, 2024

Sunday, April 14, 2024 2:00 & 4:00 PM Dorothy H. Baker Recital Hall at Community Music SchoolCMS students of all ages will ring in spring with an afternoon of music at our Spring Recital on Sunday, April 14, 2024, in the Dorothy H. Baker Recital Hall at CMS.  We...

GALA RECITAL & RECEPTION – SAT, MAY 11, 2024

GALA RECITAL & RECEPTION – SAT, MAY 11, 2024

Sunday, May 11, 2024 4:00 PM Dorothy H. Baker Recital Hall at Community Music SchoolJoin us as we celebrate the "best of the best" of CMS!  Each spring, CMS faculty recommend their highest performing students at all levels for an audition before an independent panel...

“YEAR-END” RECITAL – SUN, JUN 2, 2024

“YEAR-END” RECITAL – SUN, JUN 2, 2024

Sunday, June 2, 2024 2:00 & 4:00 PM Dorothy H. Baker Recital Hall at Community Music School Join us on Sunday, June 2, to celebrate the start of summer at CMS!  Students of all ages and levels will perform their selections on piano, violin, voice, viola, flute,...

Musikfest Performance – Thr, Aug 8, 2024

Musikfest Performance – Thr, Aug 8, 2024

Thursday, August 8, 2024 1:30 - 3:00 PM Musikfest's Plaza Tropical Bethlehem, PA (under the bridge)Join us for an afternoon at the 'fest! We are excited to again give our students the opportunity to perform at the nation's largest non-gated free music festival. ...

SPECIAL EVENTS

Check out all our community performances and other special events below.  

Musikfest Performance – Thr, Aug 8, 2024

Musikfest Performance – Thr, Aug 8, 2024

Thursday, August 8, 2024 1:30 - 3:00 PM Musikfest's Plaza Tropical Bethlehem, PA (under the bridge)Join us for an afternoon at the 'fest! We are excited to again give our students the opportunity to perform at the nation's largest non-gated free music festival. ...

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PAST EVENTS

CMS at Art in the Park – Sat, Sept 16, 2023

CMS at Art in the Park – Sat, Sept 16, 2023

Saturday, September 16, 2023 Performance...  10:30 - 11:30 AM Event... 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Art in the Park at Allentown's West ParkSaturday was an absolutely beautiful day of art and music with our neighbors in West Park!  We thank all our student and faculty...

Faculty Member Griffin Woodard Performs – Fall 2023

Faculty Member Griffin Woodard Performs – Fall 2023

Thursday, September 14, 2023 12:00-1:00 PM Dorothy H. Baker Recital Hall at Community Music SchoolOn September 14, faculty member Griffin Woodard, bass clarinet, and his bandmate Hugh Kline on drums performed at CMS as part of our Faculty Showcase Series. The...

Musikfest – Thr, Aug 10, 2023

Musikfest – Thr, Aug 10, 2023

Thursday, August 10, 2023 1:30 - 3:00 PM Musikfest's Plaza Tropical Bethlehem, PA (under the bridge)Join us for an afternoon at the 'fest! We are excited to again give our students the opportunity to perform on Musikfest’s Plaza Tropical stage (northside Bethlehem) on...

FACULTY-STUDENT RECITAL – SUN, MAR 3, 2024

FACULTY-STUDENT RECITAL – SUN, MAR 3, 2024

Sunday, March 3, 2024 4:00 PM Dorothy H. Baker Recital Hall at Community Music SchoolWe thank all our students and faculty who performed in our Faculty-Student Recital on Sunday, March 3, 2024.  It was an absolutely beautiful day, and our Dorothy H. Baker Recital Hall...

FACULTY SHOWCASE SERIES – WED, AUG 16, 2023

FACULTY SHOWCASE SERIES – WED, AUG 16, 2023

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2023 12:00-1:00 PM Dorothy H. Baker Recital Hall at Community Music SchoolBYO lunch & enjoy a monthly selection of curated faculty performances in the art deco ambiance of the Dorothy H. Baker Recital Hall at CMS. This month's featured faculty...

FACULTY SHOWCASE LUNCHEON SERIES – THR, JULY 13, 2023

FACULTY SHOWCASE LUNCHEON SERIES – THR, JULY 13, 2023

Thursday, July 13, 2023 12:00-1:00 PM Dorothy H. Baker Recital Hall at Community Music SchoolBYO lunch & enjoy a monthly selection of curated faculty performances in the art deco ambiance of the Dorothy H. Baker Recital Hall at CMS. This month's featured faculty...

OPEN MIC NIGHT – FRI, Feb 10, 2023

OPEN MIC NIGHT – FRI, Feb 10, 2023

CANCELLED Friday, February 10, 2023 7:30 - 9:00 PM, Doors 7:15 PM The Hess Lounge at Community Music SchoolQuestions? Please contact Kelly Hooper, CMS Program CoordinatorCMS hosts a free, open-mic night on the second Friday of each month.  The Max Hess Lounge at CMS...

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,...

“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...

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 – 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...

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 SchoolThe Faculty-Student Recital in March 2020 was the last in-person recital held at CMS prior to the pandemic. After three years, we are excited to bring back this special recital in...

Spring Recital – Sun, Apr 30, 2023

Spring Recital – Sun, Apr 30, 2023

Sunday, April 30, 2023 4:00 PM Dorothy H. Baker Recital Hall at Community Music SchoolCMS students of all ages will ring in spring with an afternoon of music.  The Spring Recital is a highlight of the year for many of our beginner students, many of whom are performing...

Gala Recital – Sun, May 21, 2023

Gala Recital – Sun, May 21, 2023

Sunday, May 21, 2023 4:00 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...

“Year-End” Recital – Sun, Jun 4, 2023

“Year-End” Recital – Sun, Jun 4, 2023

Sunday, June 4, 2023 4:00 PM Dorothy H. Baker Recital Hall at Community Music SchoolCelebrate the start of summer at CMS!  40+ students of all ages and levels will perform their selections on piano, violin, voice, flute, ukulele, saxophone, guitar, and drums.  We look...

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...

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...

Spring Brunch & Silent Auction – June 12, 2022

Spring Brunch & Silent Auction – June 12, 2022

#cmslv40 Thank you for celebrating our "Ruby Anniversary"! On Sunday, June 12, 180+ guests gathered, in person, for our 40th Anniversary Spring Brunch. The event featured fine buffet dining at Lehigh Country Club, an exciting silent auction, and fine musical...

Year-End Recital – June 6, 2021

Year-End Recital – June 6, 2021

Sunday, June 6 2:00 PM CMS YouTube Channel CMS students of all ages will perform a variety of classical and contemporary music in this virtual version of our annual Year-End Recital. Tune into the CMS YouTube Channel on Sunday, June 6 at 2:00 pm to enjoy the music and...

Spring Recital – April 11, 2021

Spring Recital – April 11, 2021

Sunday, April 11 2:00 PM CMS YouTube Channel We invite everyone to tune in to the CMS YouTube channel this Sunday, April 11, at 2:00 PM, for our Spring Recital.  The recital will air from 2:00-2:45 PM, and features 25 students performing a variety of classical and...

Faculty-Student Recital – Feb 28, 2021

Faculty-Student Recital – Feb 28, 2021

Sunday, February 28 2:00 - 3:30 PM CMS on YouTubeCMS students and faculty will perform a variety of classical and contemporary music in a virtual version of this special annual recital, which includes several collaborations and original compositions. Faculty members...

Holiday Recital – Dec 13, 2020

Holiday Recital – Dec 13, 2020

Sunday, December 13 2:15 PM CMS YouTube Channel CMS students of all ages will perform a variety of holiday, classical, and contemporary music in this virtual version of our annual Holiday Recital. Tune into the CMS YouTube Channel on Sunday, December 13 at 2:15 pm to...

Women in Music Lecture-Recital, 3-Part Series

Women in Music Lecture-Recital, 3-Part Series

Watch Anytime on YouTube Lecture-Recital Series: Women in Music A 3-part series with CMS faculty members, Julia Katherine Walsh, soprano, & Dr. Tzu-Hwa Ho, piano Women as Muses Original Air Date: WED, FEB 17, 2021 featuring Richard Strauss's Mädchenblumen Lieder,...

Monster Concert October 31, 2020

Monster Concert October 31, 2020

Saturday, October 31, 2020 2:15 - 3:30 PM YouTube Watch Party Due to COVID-19 precautions, our annual Monster Concert and Bookfair at Barnes & Noble, Promenade Shops, will be held virtually this year. NOTE: Due to recent updates to YouTube premiere scheduling...

CMS Spring Brunch & Silent Auction Fundraiser – April 2020

CMS Spring Brunch & Silent Auction Fundraiser – April 2020

Thank you to everyone who bid and donated to make our first-ever online auction a success!  While we are disappointed that we had to cancel our 2020 Brunch, we look forward to seeing you all next year, Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Lehigh Country Club! Dear Friends of...