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.

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

Administrative Staff

Matthew Wright-Conti

Executive Director
wright-conti@cmsmusic.org
610-489-3676 x 103

Jen Abate | Community Music School Collegeville

Jennifer Abate Little

Artistic Director
abate@cmsmusic.org
610-489-3676 x 102

Ryan Shello | Community Music School Collegeville

Ryan Shello

Registrar
info@cmsmusic.org
610-489-3676 x 100

Faculty

CMS has developed a reputation in the community for having an excellent faculty. Our instructors have studied at some of the finest music schools and conservatories in the world. But more importantly, CMS instructors truly care about their students and they are committed to providing a learning experience that fosters and develops a life-long love of music. All CMS faculty are subject, in accordance with state and federal law, to a Criminal Background and Child Abuse Clearance check.

Click the (+) to open the faculty for that department, then click on each photo to view that faculty member’s bio.

Brass

Trumpet

Low Brass

French Horn

Trumpet Lesson | Community Music School Collegeville

Guitar

Harp

Youth Harp Lesson | Community Music School Collegeville

Jazz Studies

Trumpet

Percussion

Bass, Guitar, Piano & Saxophone

Percussion

Clarinet & Saxophone

Piano

Bass

Percussion

Youth Drum Lessons | Community Music School Collegeville

Piano

Department Chair

Strings

Violin & Viola

Cello; String Department Chair

Violin

Cello

Violin

Violin & Viola

Bass

Voice

Soprano

Baritone

Soprano

Voice Lessons | Community Music School Collegeville

Winds

Saxophone

Clarinet & Saxophone

Flute & Piccolo

Music Therapy

MA, MT-BC

Music Therapy & Percussion

Board of Directors

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.

National Guild for Community Arts Education | Community Music School Collegeville