Your contributions enable us to provide the highest quality music instruction and make it accessible to all. Funds raised provide scholarship assistance for students of all ages, as well as support the School’s special programs and activities. Support from individuals, foundations and other granting organizations, as well as the ongoing support of area businesses and corporations, is essential for the maintenance and growth of CMSS.

You may DONATE ONLINE or by calling Sierra Simmons, Development Coordinator, at 413-732-8428 ext. 103.

Checks may be made payable to Community Music School of Springfield, and sent to CMSS at 127 State Street, Springfield, MA 01103.

By transferring stock to CMSS, rather than selling it, you can avoid paying some or all capital gains taxes and reduce your taxable income.

Many workplaces will honor employee philanthropy by matching individual charitable donations made by their employees.  It is a great way to increase the impact of your support.

CMSS will gratefully accept donations of instruments in working order, office supplies, classroom furniture, art supplies and more on a case by case basis. For information regarding tax deductions and acknowledgments for In Kind gifts, please see IRS publication 1771 (pdf). Please note that if you require a valuation for your donation, you should seek an official appraisal prior to contacting CMSS, as recipients are prohibited from providing a valuation.

Leaving a legacy is an invaluable way of supporting the school. Planned gifts can include bequests through a will, charitable remainder trusts and other estate transfers. CMSS is grateful to those generous individuals who have chosen to include the Music School in their estate plans. We would be pleased to know about those intentions in advance so that we may acknowledge their generosity.

Parents are always welcome to volunteer in our classrooms at Prelude. We also appreciate your help with Community Music School of Springfield special events. There are many volunteer opportunities ranging from helping with student recitals as hosts/hostesses to assisting with fund-raising activities.

For questions, contact Sierra Simmons, Development Coordinator, at 413-732-8428, ext 103 or