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JSO CMS Programs
Private instruction is available to persons
of all ages and levels of experience and skill
(beginning through advanced)
on the following instruments**:
Strings: Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass
Woodwinds: Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet, Saxophone
(**instruction on some of the above instruments may be temporarily unavailable due to enrollment levels)
In private instruction, lessons are specifically tailored to address the individual needs of each student. Some of the key skills and concepts addressed in private instruction include: the establishment and continuance of solid fundamental techniques, tone quality and color, technical facility, music reading skills, a consistent sense of pulse, aural skills, musical expression, an understanding of various musical styles, and exposure to solo repertoire. Private Instruction is available in the form of weekly 30, 45, or 60-minute lessons.
More information about Private Instruction
Education Explosion Classes
perform in small chamber ensembles
learn building blocks of musical construction
using new keyboard lab
learn to write your own music using new
music lab software
learn the basics of directing an ensemble
2 levels - basic percussion technique or an
organized ensemble culminating in a performance
More information about these classes
JSO String Team
This program provides focused and affordable instruction for
beginning-level string students in grades 5 and below.
In this program students will receive instruction from our talented faculty
in the form of one, 45-minute small group lesson (5 students per group)
and one, 60- minute large group session each week.
This program meets for 12 weeks each semester.
More information about String Team
Jackson Youth Symphony Orchestra
Large ensemble opportunities are available to JSOCMS students through a partnership with the Jackson Youth Symphony Orchestra. Please call the JYSO office at
More information about JYSO
Early Childhood Music
As research in the past few decades has shown, early childhood experiences have a critical relationship to the development of functional organization and capabilities of a child’s brain. The Early Childhood program at the JSOCMS provides children (infant through 5-year-old) with exposure to a variety of listening, vocal, tactile, and movement activities which not only contribute to brain development but also facilitate the development
of such skills as communication, self-expression, social interaction,
group collaboration, language development, and literacy.
More information about Early Childhood Music Programs
The mission of the Jackson Symphony Orchestra Community Music School (JSOCMS)
is to provide music education of the highest qualiity to persons of all ages
in Jackson and the surrounding communities.
Founded in 1992, the Community Music School is a major component
of the Jackson Symphony's ongoing commitment
to music education and outreach in the Jackson area.