Michigan State University’s Community Music School-Detroit (CMS-Detroit) offers music education and music therapy opportunities for people of all ages, abilities and incomes. The school is located in The MSU Detroit Center at 3408 Woodward Avenue, just south of Mack (next door to the Bonstelle Theatre), in Detroit’s Cultural Center.
Youth classes include Early Childhood Music (for birth-3, ages 3-5 and 5-7), the Aspiring Musicians Program (AMP) for beginning and intermediate instrumental students, and the MSU Jazz@CMS-D for middle and high school students. Adult programs include Detroit's first New Horizons Band chapter (both beginning and advanced groups), beginning and intermediate Adult String Ensembles, and Adult Group Guitar and Piano lessons. Music Therapy clinical services provide treatment for a variety of conditions ranging from stress to severe handicaps.
Detroit Children's Choir (DCC) is an inclusive choir program focused on providing high quality choral music education to ALL Detroit area 8 - 14 year olds who love to sing. Interested students can register for membership in one of DCC’s three neighborhood choir programs: Southwest Detroit at Latino Mission Society, 1450 McKinstry (near Clark Park); New Center area at YouthVille, 7375 Woodward Ave.; East Side at Matrix Center, 13560 E. McNichols (Gratiot & E. McNichols). All neighborhood choirs will perform in DCC’s city-wide concert in April, 2012.
Oakland University’s Music Preparatory Division offers the expertise, commitment, and vibrant energy of a university music department to students of all ages. The OU Music Prep Division provides experiences that foster and support learner success and a lifelong love of music:
- Studio instruction in piano, guitar, voice, and all orchestral instruments for school-age students and adults
- Early childhood, piano readiness, and elementary voice classes
- Preparation for a college career in music, including music theory, composition, and aural skills classes and audition workshops
- Summer music camps
Lessons and classes are offered at Oakland's Rochester campus, at OU's Anton/Frankel Center in Mt. Clemens, at West Hills Middle School in Bloomfield Hills, and at the Pincus Music Education Center at Orchestral Hall.
The Sphinx Preparatory Music Institute is the key grassroots, full-scholarship, educational program of the Sphinx Organization, the national non-profit organization focused on diversity in classical music and access to music education for under-served youth. Sphinx Prep offers classes to metro Detroit students in:
- Instrumental performance
- Integrative music theory/ear training
- Music history, with an emphasis on contributions by composers of color
The program takes place on ten Saturdays during both fall and winter semesters (20 weeks total). It serves string, woodwind, brass, percussion and piano instrumentalists, ages 11-18. For inquiries, please contact Dean John Madison at email@example.com.