479-575-6491 cms@uark.edu

Welcome to the U of A Community Music School.

Our Vision: A community of individuals enriched, educated, and inspired by lifelong musical opportunities.

Collaboration. Learning. Community. These values motivate us to offer high-quality music programs to students of all ages and levels, and we invite you to contribute to the vibrant musical life of Northwest Arkansas. By providing a quality foundation for students of all ages and abilities to reach their greatest musical potential, our programs nurture the creative spirit for personal growth and satisfaction.

We offer a broad spectrum of musically educational and enriching opportunities that include week-long summer music camps, weekend instrument workshops and festivals, and private lessons.

The Community Music School programs are not-for-profit, and do not discriminate in admission, education, employment, scholarship or financial aid policies on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or handicap.

Come play with us!

As a National Guild member, the Community Music School is committed to making high quality arts education accessible to all and exceeding the standard in music education.

CMS is a member of The Learning Resources Network, the world’s largest association in continuing education and lifelong learning, offering information and consulting expertise to providers of continuing education and customized training.


Kim Jones, Director
David Owens, Operations Coordinator
Jackson Hicks, Intern