Welcome from the Director2018-10-05T15:22:11+00:00

Eileen McCaffery, Executive Director


Thank you for visiting the online home of Community Music School of Springfield and Prelude Preschool of the Arts. As you explore these pages you will find a place where people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds can discover and develop their individual creativity.

For thirty-four years, the Community Music School has been committed to excellence, access and diversity. Our distinguished faculty from all corners of the world bring musical education to life as teachers and mentors. Our financial aid, scholarship and community partnership programs reach hundreds of students each year that would otherwise not have the opportunity to explore their musical potential.  Our acclaimed Prelude Preschool of the Arts allow our youngest students to confidently develop qualities that will prepare them for a lifelong love of learning.  World class musicians perform throughout the year in our  beautiful concert hall, Robyn Newhouse Hall, and add to the tapestry of CMSS as a vibrant community arts center.

Whether beginning or continuing a musical journey, we look forward to welcoming you to CMSS and Prelude!

Eileen McCaffery
Executive Director