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Welcome to 2021!

CMS hopes that you and your families are healthy and doing all right during these extraordinary times.

Summer 2021

We will be offering private lessons this summer as well as our "Musical Theatre Camp: OnStage!" Please visit our Summer page for more information.

Take a Private Lesson (online)

Attend a Free Workshop

Work on Music Theory

Need additional information?  Email us

The University of Delaware Community Music School (UDCMS) is the outreach program of the University of Delaware School of Music. For over 20 years the ​UDCMS has provided a wide variety of music instruction options for more than 500 students a year. Our current programs include private study instruction with a wide range of instructors from students in the School of Music to professional performers with extensive experience.  In addition, we have a vibrant Suzuki program and three youth choirs ranging from first grade through high school.  Children under 6 are happy participants and eager learners in our Music for Young Minds classes.  We also offer many summer camps and specialized workshops.



Inclement Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather, if the University of Delaware closes, all UDCMS classes and lessons are canceled. Private study students will be contacted by their individual instructors. Group classes will be contacted by their ensemble director via email.

Article - How UD makes weather decisions

About CMS

Laura Kerst


Kevin Cope

Administrative Assistant

Mailing Address:

School of Music
University of Delaware
Newark DE, 19716


communitymusicschool@udel.eduPhone: 302-831-1548
Fax: 302-831-3589​

Physical Address (talk to a real person):

We are currently working from home. Email is the best way to reach us.


The University of Delaware Community Music School (UDCMS) is committed to providing quality music education to students of all ages and levels of ability.

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​The UDCMS is a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education

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  • Phone: 302-831-2578