A series of recent press articles about the impact of music on our community -- give us reason to shout from the rooftops. Please read and share!
Jazz mentoring hitting the right notes in Midtown (this one is about us, CMS-Detroit!)
INTRODUCE MORE KIDS TO MUSIC -- GET COOL SWAG!
This month, we're looking for additional wind, brass, string and guitar students in the 5th-12th grades. YOU can help CMS-D by participating in our "Enroll a Friend" Contest. Here are the rules:
NEW ADULT CLASS -- BASIC MUSIC THEORY
Just beginning to study an instrument? Have you been playing or singing for years, but aren't comfortable with musical notation? Want to learn more
about how music is organized? This class is for you!
No previous theory training required. Topics include: treble & bass clefs,
accidentals, half & whole steps, major and minor scales, writing &
identifying major key signatures, major & minor triads, rhythm & meter, ear
training, sight singing.
Basic Music Theory is be taught by New Horizons Band Director Ed Quick on
Tuesdays (Jan. 21 through May 6) from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuition is $100
(please note - financial assistance is not available for this class).
Angels we have heard on high.... CMS-Detroit has an angel out in California. He's a successful Hollywood music executive and an MSU alumnus. He's supporting our programs with a $5,000 challenge grant. You can give at ANY level to help us qualify for the grant between now and December 31! Give online here -- and please be sure and specify your gift is for the Community Music School Fund number "AE06590." We are very grateful... May your holidays be filled with music!
Did you know... for $250 you can buy a piano key to support CMS-Detroit programs? You'll receive an actual piano key, autographed by a CMS-Detroit student!! Download a "Buy a Key" brochure here.
New multi-generational class!
The Community Music School-Detroit Gospel Choir is a diverse group of individuals who love Gospel music, from ages 13 through adults!
We are focused on showering the communities of Detroit and beyond with the inspirational, soulful and uplifting sounds of Gospel music! We sing various genres and styles, ranging from contemporary Gospel and Christian music to Negro spirituals, hymns, and anthems. Our main goal is to be "a light within our city" providing excellent music with brightness and enthusiasm. Bring your voice and a smile!
A small audition of any Gospel/Christian song is required for vocal section placement as well as a simple "testing of the ear," which includes clapping/singing a melody or rhythm back that is played, sang or clapped to you. Some choreography (clapping and rocking simultaneously) may be required. Let's sing the lyrics that uplift our spirits!
We know you LOVE flyers. Who doesn't? Share our flyers with the world!
Are you making summer plans? Well, join us for one of our fab music camps! Here's a flyer for you to share.
The CMS-Detroit Spring Newsletter is here! Download a copy and share our stories by clicking here.
Read about how music teaches youth essential Life Skills. It's a competitive world out there -- and kids who play music have a distinct edge.
To view our 2012 Annual Report click here.
Free Community Open House- On September 8, please join us for our free Open House from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visitors can tour the school, enjoy live music and refreshments, meet the faculty and register for classes.
Fall classes begin September 11, 12 and 15.
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