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We host several concerts and community events as part of our commitment to making high-quality performances available to everyone. Concert performances range from our own student recitals to hosting graduate performance recitals and regional chamber musicians. With the exception of our annual Candlelight Concert fundraiser, events are free and open to all.

Past events have included Virginia's 400th Birthday, which featured music performed by string quartet, harpsichord and fiddle, and a special guest appearance by one of Virginia's most famous and musical sons - Thomas Jefferson!


Early Childhood Music (Infant to five years) is an outreach program conducted on site at the Piedmont Childcare Center, which presents a specially designed curriculum for the childcare center.  Children explore sounds, rhythms, and music patterns through songs, movement and instrumental play.  This program of ten classes is offered several times per year.

CMSP's Instrument Petting Zoo is available to school groups at no cost.  This program gives children ages 3 and up a hands-on chance to explore authentic musical instruments and the variety of sounds they make.

We also offer camps, workshops and master classes where students of all ages have the opportunity to improve technique and learn new repertoire in a fun group setting.


Scholarship and financial aid opportunities exist to help make this possible, thanks to the generosity of our donors and sponsors. Scholarships may be based on need or merit. Tuition assistance is available to students who qualify. Application forms are available from the CMSP office. All application information is kept strictly confidential.

“Where words fail, music speaks.” 
― Hans Christian Andersen

Watch CMSP faculty member Christina Raczka entrance children by playing flute during our Instrument Petting Zoo program.

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Instrument Petting Zoo

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