Welcome to Community Music School

Since 1991 Community Music School has proudly served the region by providing music education and performance experiences for people of all ages, abilities and economic circumstances. Community Music School’s Trappe location  holds 20 teaching studios and a 200-seat performance hall. With more than 500 students participating in our music programs each week, Community Music School has become the region’s premiere resource for the highest quality music education. We’re certain we can help anyone reach their musical goals and we look forward to hearing from YOU! Contact our Registrar to sign up today: (610) 489-3676!

Community Music School is a non-profit organization where music education is at the core of our programming. Through private music lessons, classes, ensembles, a community concert series and art gallery, our mission is to contribute to the cultural life of the communities that we serve with programming for all ages.

We invite you to learn more about our programs and events and encourage you to contact us for more information or a tour of our facilities. Come make music with us!

Our Mission

Community Music School enriches lives and communities by offering excellent music education, performances, and cultural experiences.

Our Vision

Community Music School will be a vital source of musical inspiration and education, and a place for people to come together to enjoy diverse cultural experiences, contributing to vibrant communities for everyone.

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Core Values

  • Welcoming: We welcome individuals of all ages, abilities, interests, and backgrounds
  • Excellence: We are committed to excellence in everything we do.
  • Community: We believe that music and cultural experiences play essential roles in building dynamic, cohesive, and proud communities
  • Appreciation: We inspire creativity and passion for music and cultural appearances

Executive Director

Matthew Wright-Conti

Matthew has an extensive performance background paired with a business degree – a perfect pairing to lead our vibrant arts organization! Before relocating to the Collegeville area, Matthew served as Managing Director for Applause, a performing arts program in New York that caters to people of all ages, from babies through adults.  Matthew brings a strong background in communications and strategic planning to the role of Executive Director along with a passion for the arts. We hope you will join us in extending a warm welcome to Matthew. You are sure to have a chance to meet Matthew in person at one of our upcoming events, so please plan to stop by CMS soon!

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Administrative Staff

Jen Abate | Community Music School Collegeville

Jennifer Abate Little

Artistic Director
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Ryan Shello | Community Music School Collegeville

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Board of Directors

Musicians – Find A Musician for Your Event

If you need to hire a musician for your special event – we can help! Our talented faculty are also freelance musicians available for weddings, religious services, concerts and other special events. Please fill out the form below and let us the know what type of event, the date and time and what type of music you are looking for and we will pass the request on to the appropriate faculty artist.

Many of our students and student ensembles are available to perform for your special event and we would love to discuss the opportunity. Please contact us!

Community Music School is a proud member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education, the sole national service organization for community arts education providers. The Guild’s dynamic member network of over 400 arts education organizations includes community schools of the arts, arts and cultural centers, preparatory programs, and arts education divisions of performing arts companies, museums, parks and recreation departments, and others.

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