In Greater Lansing
Through its outreach activities in the greater Lansing area, the College of Music provides a broad range of programs in music education, music therapy clinical services, and performances to individuals and families of all ages, incomes, and abilities.
Community Music School (CMS) East Lansing: CMS, in its 20th year of operation, enrolls more than 2,700 students annually. Classes offered include early childhood music education; Suzuki method instruction in violin, viola, cello, piano, guitar, and harp; children and youth choirs, including the Grammy Award-winning MSU Children's Choir; group classes and private lessons in nearly every instrument and type of music; the New Horizons Band, string ensemble, and group piano for adults; and music therapy clinical services for individuals and groups. In addition, CMS offers a range of summer camps including a residential jazz camp, musical theatre, rock, music therapy, and chamber music camps. In collaboration with MSU's Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, CMS-East Lansing offers folk music classes for members of the MSU and Greater Lansing communities.
Greater Lansing Community Concert Series: The MSU College of Music offers the Greater Lansing Community Concert Series, featuring outreach performances that showcase student musicians in venues throughout the greater Lansing area. Locations in 2013-14 include Burcham Hills Retirement Community, Independence Village, Ingham County Medical Care Facility, Sparrow Hospital, The Marquette, Pleasant View Magnet School, and Hospice of Lansing.