Give to CMS-East Lansing

Make Music Possible

The MSU Community Music School's mission is to provide music education and music therapy to all people, regardless of age, ability, and income. As a self-supporting organization, funding for CMS programming derives primarily from student tuition and the generous grant support from various corporate, foundation, community and government funders.

However, the Community Music School's greatest need is funding for tuition assistance. Did you know that 1 in 11 CMS students receive financial assistance and many recipient families have an average household income of $25,352 for a family of 3? As the requests for financial assistance continues to grow, it is imperative that we seek help from individuals, like you, to help ensure that CMS can provide music education and music therapy services to as many people as possible; regardless of their income.

All contributions are tax deductible.

Will you help?

There are several ways to donate:

Online through MSU's secure donor site. You may choose to make a general donation to CMS (using code AE0659), or to a specific area listed below:

Community Music School - All programs AE0659
Community Music School Financial Assistance Fund—All programs AE0640
Community Music School Children’s Choir AE0665
Recording and Production Fund for the MSU Children's Choir AE0679
Community Music School New Horizons Band AE06401
Community Music School Suzuki AE06402
Community Music School Folk AE06403
Community Music School Composition AE06404
Music Therapy Clinical Services (AE0699) AE0699
Eric “RicStar” Winter Music Therapy Camp Expendable Fund AE06771
Community Music School Instrument Sponsorship Fund AE060880

Endowments for MSU Community Music School - East Lansing

Mary Alice Stollak Endowed Fund for the MSU Children's Choir -
formerly Anacrusis Endowment
Byron & Dolores "Dee" Cook Endowment Challenge AE0641
Jessica Emery Schneider Music Therapy Services Fund AE060810
Roger M. Hekuis Endowed Scholarship Fund AE0642
Kathleen D. and Milton E. Muelder Endowment AE0690
Paul and Martha Niland Endowed Fund AE0655
Eric Winter Memorial Fund for the Music Therapy Clinical Services Program AE0677

By Mail or in-person to The MSU Community Music School at
4930 S. Hagadorn, East Lansing, MI 48823.
Please include one of the above codes on your check if you wish to donate to a specific area.

In-Kind Donations

CMS also accepts donated instruments and music. If you are donating such an item, please complete a Gift In Kind Form (PDF), and bring it with you when you drop off your donation. Please note, that CMS is not responsible for determining the value of your donation.


If you have any questions regarding donations, please contact CMS at (517) 355-7661.