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Community Music School

Address: 535 Garden AvenueCommunity Music School, Webster Groves


Groundbreaking: November 17, 2005


Debut concert: April 15, 2007


The Community Music School (CMS) program was acquired by Webster University from the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in 2001. Previously the CMS was located in University City at 560 Trinity Avenue. In 2005 the Trinity Avenue building was sold by Webster University to Washington University for use by its Music Department.



CMS dedicates rehearsal hall, concert state to Ruth Kopolow. (2009, Winter). Webster World, vol. 14, no. 2, p. 28.

Connelly, Megan. (2007, April 19-25). Appalachian twang commemorates premier of Community Music School. The Journal, vol. 60, no. 26, p. 7.

Kleinow, Jonathan. (2005, October 6-12). City council pleased with CMS plans. The Journal, vol. 58, no. 7, p. 1-2.

Kleinow, Jonathan. (2005, September 29). Community Music School could move to WG campus. The Journal, vol. 58, no. 6, p. A1-2.

Kleinow, Jonathan. (2005, October 27-November 2). Wash U. will buy CMS property. The Journal, vol. 58, no. 9, p. 1.

Otten, Liam. (2005, November 28). Washington University purchases Community Music School building from Webster University. Retrieved from