CMS News Notes 

 
           
 
 

 

 District Band, Orchestra, & Chorus

Congratulations to our outstanding high school students who qualified for Districts!

District 10 Band
Laura Baxter, Flute, Emmaus High School (CMS student of Elaine Martin)
Mitchell Hourt, Trombone, Palmerton Area High School (CMS student of Nicholas Conti)
Meg Takahashi, Flute, Parkland High School (CMS student of Elaine Martin)
Julie Sizer, Mallets, Salisbury High School (CMS piano student of Dr. David Saturen)
Nicholas Brogle, Clarinet, Saucon Valley High School (CMS student of John Schwartz)
Erica Harvey, Clarinet, Saucon Valley High School (CMS student of John Schwartz)

District 10 Orchestra
Meg Takahashi, Flute, Parkland High School (CMS student of Elaine Martin)
Nicholas Brogle, Clarinet, Saucon Valley High School (CMS student of John Schwartz)

District 10 Chorus
Erica Harvey, Soprano 1, Saucon Valley High School (CMS clarinet student of John Schwartz)
 

 
 

Newcomer Academy Winter Concert at CMS 

The Dorothy H. Baker Recital Hall was rockin’ this past Friday as over 100 students from ASD’s Newcomer Academy performed their Winter Concert. Newcomer supports students who are new arrivals to Allentown who have minimal English language skills. CMS teacher, Daniel Gonzalez, led six weeks of drum circle classes for grades K-6, which culminated in a walking field trip to CMS to perform for fellow students and their families. The program is funded by the ASD Foundation.  12/20/19 
 
 
 
 
 

Holiday Recital at CMS 

 Congratulations on a great performance by 55 of our talented students and teachers at the Dec 15 Holiday Recital! 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.

We hope you enjoy these video highlights of the recitals. We wish you all a wonderful holiday season & happy new year!

2:00 pm Recital Highlights: https://youtu.be/Gj8xEojUGH0
4:00 pm Recital Highlights: https://youtu.be/5xDyFK2e8lw
 
 

 
 

Newcomer Academy Visits CMS 

Allentown School District's Newcomer Academy students visited CMS today for an exciting day of musical exploration. We definitely have some future drummers!  10/25/19
 
     



 
 
CMS Welcomes New Drum Teacher (Oct 2019)
 
Daniel Gonzalez
drums  |  Latin percussion
 

 
 
Lots of Fun at the 2019
Open House & Halloween Parade 10/13/19 
 
 
 
 
 

 
CMS Announces 2019-20 Recital Schedule
 
 
Monster Concert
Saturday, October 26 from 12:00 - 3:00 pm
Barnes & Noble, Promenade Shops
 
Holiday Recital
Sunday, December 15 at 2:00 pm
Dorothy H. Baker Recital Hall at CMS
 
Faculty-Student Recital
Sunday, March 1 at 2:00 pm
Dorothy H. Baker Recital Hall at CMS
 
Spring Recital
Sunday, April 5 at 2:00 pm
Dorothy H. Baker Recital Hall at CMS
 
Year-End Recital
Sunday, May 31 at 2:00 pm
Dorothy H. Baker Recital Hall at CMS
 
Gala Recital & Scholarship Awards
Sunday, June 7 at 2:00 pm
 Dorothy H. Baker Recital Hall at CMS
 
Musikfest
August 2020, Plaza Tropical
 
 
 CMS Welcomes Two New Teachers (7/1/19) 
 
   
 
Joseph Mixon
guitar | bass guitar | ukulele | piano | voice 
Chase Morrison
cello | composition | conducting 
 

 
Dorothy H. Baker Recital Hall Dedicated (6/10/19)  Dorothy Baker Jeff Reed Larry Johnson  CMS Modern Band Dorothy Baker  David Saturen CMSLV Dorothy Baker 

 
 
CMS Gala Scholarship Recipients 2019
 
Martha Maletz CMS  David Saturen CMS Martha Maletz
 
BB&T Lighthouse Project 5/30/19
BB&T       
 
Lona Farr David Voellinger
 
The Press: CMS Plays a New Tune at Allentown's Former Lehigh Valley Club (1/2/19)

 
The Morning Call: A New Home for CMS (10/18/18)
 
Community Music School leaving Allentown Arts District (1/19/18)
 
50-plus years: Allentown Symphony musicians...John Schwartz Jr. (9/18/15)
 
Reading Eagle: CMS Expansion in Reading (8/9/15)
 
Community Music School Announces Expansion to Berks County (8/3/15)
 
Phantoms Charities Makes Donation to CMS of the Lehigh Valley (7/2/15)
 
Professor David Livert Joins Community Music School Board (5/18/15)
 
CMS HOLDS ANNUAL BRUNCH TO SUPPORT MUSIC EDUCATION (5/8/15)
 
PICTURES: Community Music School recital at Miller Symphony Hall

 
4/10/15 - Discover magic at Community Music School (4/19/15)
 
Community Music School 'Holiday Recital' in The PRESS (1/5/15)

 
Former CMS Director George R. Schermerhorn Passes Away (12/8/14)
 
Community Music School in Allentown offers piano master class (3/1/14)
 
CMS provides education and financial help for those who want to learn (12/7/13)
 
National Guild form Arts Education: ADVOCACY: EMBRACING A CAUSE!