About the Community Music School | Webster University

About the Community Music School

Since 1925, the Community Music School of Webster University has offered outstanding music education and performance opportunities to students of all ages and abilities in the St. Louis region and beyond.  Our programs are designed to take a student from pre-school through adulthood. Our faculty includes world-class performers who are also master teachers.

The Community Music School provides four convenient locations in the St. Louis region including Webster Groves on the campus of Webster University, Chesterfield in Faust Park, University City, and a partnership with St. Louis Public Schools.

Who We Are:

Since 1925, the Community Music School (CMS) of Webster University has provided excellent music education programs to students of all ages and abilities in the St. Louis metro region.  Longtime St. Louisans may remember us from earlier associations as CASA (St. Louis Conservatory and Schools of the Arts) or as the St. Louis Symphony Community Music School.  Joining Webster University in 2001, our commitment to the highest standards has been constant throughout.

  • More than 2,000 students birth to 80 years
  • Over 90 professional music educators
  • Over 55 Missouri and Illinois school districts represented including 100% of the St. Louis city and county public school districts
  • Multiple St. Louis area locations

One of the greatest and most enduring gifts parents can offer their children is to experience the joys and creative expression of music.  Many adults are rediscovering their love of music and finding a new creative outlet.  All CMS students are part of a musical community with many beats and rhythms.