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Creative Aging

With the support of the National Guild‘s Catalyzing Creative Aging grant and individual donors, CMSS launched a creative aging chorus program for older adults throughout greater Springfield. Creative Aging is an initiative to provide sequential arts instruction to older adults (ages 55+) to combat ageism and isolation – with outcomes such as improved cognitive ability, improved emotional wellbeing, and improved health.

Led by CMSS faculty Liz Simmons, Sing Out Chorus began in September 2018 at Mason-Wright Retirement Community, Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing, and Glenmeadow Retirement Community. The program was a great success at all three sites and culminated in a community concert for family and friends at each location (pictured).

The Tim Cotz Creative Aging Initiative at CMSS was established to honor the legacy of our beloved former Board president, Tim Cotz. We are grateful for the wisdom and guidance that Tim so generously shared, inspiring and challenging us to find new avenues to serve our community.

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2019-2020 Registration is open!

You are now able to register for private lessons and classes, manage your account with CMSS, and more. It is our hope that this new process will ease the process of registration, payment, and billing for you and all the members of our community.

Register Online Today!

If you would like to take advantage of our early bird discount which waives the 2019-2020 registration fee of $50, you must re-register online with the new ASAP system before May 20th. Creating an account with ASAP in April will also earn families 5 entries in our “Share the Love of CMSS” raffle for a chance to win a free year of lessons!

We are committed to helping families through this transition to an online-based registration system. If you would like to use one of our computers or would like one of our registration team members to assist you in re-registering for fall 2019, please feel free to call us or visit CMSS at your convenience Monday-Thursday 8am-8pm, or Friday 8am-7pm.