Course Description

Submission of an application is required for the Upper Division.

Are you a beginner that wants to learn how to play an instrument?
Check out the Philadelphia String Project. and the Brass & Wind Project!

Created in 1968 through a partnership of Temple University, the Philadelphia School District, and Settlement Music School, the Community Music Scholars Program (CMSP) seeks to support school music programs by providing individual instrumental instruction and other activities for students and families living in Philadelphia with limited financial means. 

In addition to individual lessons and music theory classes, students can participate in large performing ensemble experience in strings, winds and jazz.  Piano, guitar and voice instruction are not offered.  For more detailed information click the tiles below.

All groups and lessons meet on Saturday mornings, September - May.

Admission to the Upper Division of the CMSP requires an audition and acceptance.  Application and audition is free!






Beginning string, wind, and brass students can register for the Philadelphia String Project (grades K-6) or the Brass and Wind Project (grades 3rd-5th).  No audition required.


Admission to CMSP Upper Division requires an audition and acceptance.  Please contact Melissa Douglas, Community Music Scholars Program Coordinator to request an audition. mdouglas@temple.edu or call: 215-204-8326.



CMSP In-Person & Virtual Audition 2023
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Section Title
Community Music Scholars Program 2023-2023 Registration
8:30AM to 1:00PM
Sep 09, 2023 to May 18, 2024
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $0.00
Section Notes

Contact Melissa Douglas, CMSP Coordinator if you have any questions email:  mdouglas@temple.edu office phone: 215.204.8326.

All registrations including minors must be completed with the student's name and date of birth.  Parents/guardians should be listed as emergency contact.