CMS Affiliations and Support | Webster University

Affiliations and Support



NASM logoThe Community Music School of Webster University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).  NASM is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges, and universities with approximately 639 accredited institutional members. It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials for music and music-related disciplines, and provides assistance to institutions and individuals engaged in artistic, scholarly, educational, and other music-related endeavors.

National Guild for Community Arts Education logoThe Community Music School is a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education, which includes over 450 schools across the country. To be a member of the Guild, the CMS must meet stringent criteria such as offering financial assistance and talent-based merit scholarships, and setting high standards for our faculty.

Classic 107.3 logo

 The Community Music School of Webster University enjoys a partnership with Classic 107.3 to raise visibility of both organizations through radio interviews and sponsorship of some concerts and programs.  CMS Director, Carol Commerford sits on the Board of Directors and is the Chair of the Education Committee.


 Chamber Project St. Louis logoIn 2019 the Community Music School of Webster University partnered with Chamber Project Saint Louis to be the resident ensemble for the 2019-2020 Young Composers Competition.  Winning works from the competition will be performed by Chamber Project musicians during the culminating Young Composers Competition Concert on March 28, 2020.


slps logoThe St. Louis Public School District and the Community Music School of Webster University have partnered to offer Individual Lessons after school for voice and band instruments. This program is designed to support and supplement the existing music programs in the school. Students participating in the program receive weekly lessons throughout the school year and perform on an end of the year recital.  The St. Louis Public School District Partnership program is currently offered at McKinley Classical Leadership Academy.

 Arts and Education Council logoThe Community Music School of Webster University is funded in part by the Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis.  




CMS students benefit through our partnerships with the Webster University Department of Music, the St. Louis Symphony, The Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis Public School District, and other arts and community organizations.