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In The News

CMSP Faculty Member, Szymon Czerniak, performs in Houston, TX

In November, Mr. Szymon Czerniak performed a piano recital at Garza Studios in Houston, Texas for the Casa Cazador foundation, a non-profit music education foundation. This was their inaugural gala concert for the beginnings of a music school which they are currently building. And it was also a homecoming for Szymon!

Instrument Petting Zoo

At A Glance

CMSP's Musical Adventures, Berryville, VA

June 2023

IPZ at Family Fun Day at Rose Hill Park
Berryville, VA - May 2023
IPZ at a local elementary school
Marshall, VA - April 2023
About the Instrument Petting Zoo

In this exciting and interactive program, we're bringing the joy of music education to students in a fun and engaging way. Our goal is to familiarize students with wind and string instruments, giving them the opportunity to explore and discover the sounds of these instruments for themselves.


Through the Instrument Petting Zoo, students have the chance to touch, feel, and play real instruments in a safe and supportive environment. With guidance from our experienced instructors, they can learn how to properly hold and play each instrument, and even try their hand at creating their own melodies.

Student Recital May 14, 2023

Watch Sophia Long, the most recent Katherine Jameson Piano Scholarship winner, showcase her remarkable skills by playing Claude Debussy's "Clair de Lune" during our student recital in May.


Her delicate touch and profound understanding of the piece brought forth the captivating beauty and emotional depth that Debussy intended. 

2023 Chamber Music & Orchestra Camp

Congratulations to all of the participants of the 2023 Chamber Music & Orchestra Camp for putting on a great show. Students performed a rendition of Train's "Drive By".

CMSP Student Diego Quintanar-Peña Places First in Young Artists Competition

Diego Pineda Competition Finalist.jpg

We are proud to announce that CMSP student, Diego Quintanar-Peña has been selected as the first-prize winner for the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition!


On Sunday, February 19th, three young artists performed alongside the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra in the Michael A. Hughes Center for the Arts at Highland School. Diego performed the first movement of Svendsen Violin Concerto in A major.

CMSP Announces Winner of 2023 Katherine Jameson Scholarship

Katherine Jameson Piano Scholarship Winner

CMSP is pleased to announce that Sophia Long is the winner of our 2023 Katherine Jameson Piano scholarship, named for CMSP’s first piano teacher, who taught at the Community Music School of the Piedmont for nearly 20 years. 


Sophia is a 12th grader enrolled at Fauquier High School in Warrenton, VA. In the eleven years she has studied piano, Sophia found a deep connection to her music.


In her essay, Sophia wrote that studying with Mr. George Bowerman has taught her how to practice efficiently, memorize music, and refine a piece. She looks forward to sharing the beauty of music at upcoming performances and with her own future students! 

Congratulations Sophia!!!

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