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What's New at CMS-D
"Spartans on Parade for Kids" tickets are now on sale!

November 24 from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Spartans on Parade for Kids raises money for students in financial need

"Spartans on Parade for Kids" Flyer (PDF)

Have a prime location for watching America's Thanksgiving Day Parade! Guests at the MSU Detroit Center (3408 Woodward) will enjoy window views of Woodward Avenue, a delicious buffet breakfast, bottomless coffee and hot chocolate, live music performed by the school's students and faculty, and arts & crafts activities for children.

Purchase your tickets to this fundraising event here (tickets are available for advance sale only). Prices are $45 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under.* A silent auction will offer items such as restaurant gift certificates, concert tickets and select merchandise. 

*A portion of your ticket purchase is tax deductible: $30 adult/$10 child.

Learn More about CMS-Detroit

Picture of CMS-D BuildingMichigan State University's College of Music expanded its music education and music therapy offerings to children and youth in Detroit as part of a wider university effort to share faculty expertise and resources with the city's residents.

The programs are built on the knowledge that exposure to music dramatically enhances learning, life skills, cognitive development, social awareness, and problem solving—all skills that are transferable and necessary in these changing economic times.  

The mission of the MSU Community Music School-Detroit (CMS-D) is to provide a creative and welcoming environment where music experiences, education and therapy services inspire individuals at all ability levels and stages of life to achieve their personal best. Founded on the belief that music dramatically enhances the quality of life, CMS-D offers opportunities for the study, appreciation and therapeutic use of music while nurturing the musical development of all.  Financial aid is available to those with need.

CMS-D provides high-quality music education for children from low-income families, as well as seniors and individuals with special needs. By providing music education resources to families in the City of Detroit, CMS-D is investing in skill development for a stronger community and helping put youth on the path to college and careers.


*Please be advised of some 

upcoming changes that will affect parking 

for the MSU Detroit Center.

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