Community Vocal Program

Music lessons offered through CMU are ideal for those seeking individualized attention, musical growth and enrichment. Adults, High school and junior high students are encouraged to participate. Motivation and interest are the only entrance requirements.

Lessons are taught by voice faculty and advanced vocal undergraduates. Sessions are 14 weeks long and include participation in a recital, and fees are negotiated with the instructor. Interested in the Community Vocal Music Program? Contact Lynette Beeler at lbeeler@centralmethodist.edu or 660-248-6317.

Festivals and Camps

The CMU Swinney Conservatory of Music holds several festivals and music camps on the Fayette campus throughout the year. Everyone is welcome to attend the public performances for each event.

Band Day: CMU Band Day is an annual fall event designed to be an educational experience for students and directors. Schools may participate in any category including Parade, Field, Indoor Color Guard, and Indoor Drum Line. Band Day is a MSHSAA-sanctioned event with schools classified per MSHSAA Official School Enrollment Information. More Information...

Community College Choral Invitational: All community college singers are welcome to participate in the CMU Community College Choral Invitational held on the Fayette campus. The festival is open to both choirs and individuals. The events are customized to fit the interests of participants.

Guard Academy - Color Guard Camp: The CMU Swinney Conservatory of Music is excited to offer Guard Academy for high school Color Guard students to develop and enhance skills in movement, flag, and rifle.

Invitational Brass Conference: The CMU Brass Conference is hosted biennially in early spring and is open to high school brass players and band directors. Participants are offered clinics throughout the day in furthering their playing and sessions are held for the directors. Performances of CMU brass ensembles and a featured group are at the end of the conference. Registration Form

Voice & Piano Invitational Workshop: The Conservatory welcomes high school singers and pianists, along with their teachers, to campus for a workshop focusing on developing strong technique, preparing for auditions and festivals, being part of a master class, and more!

Music Festival: Music Fest is an annual spring event open to middle and high school students. Students can perform vocal or instrumental solos and in small or large ensembles. The CMU Music Festival is a MSHSAA sanctioned event. More Information...

Summer Music Camp: The CMU Summer Music Camp is held each July for students in grades 6-12 for band and 8-12 for choir. It’s a great chance to sharpen skills while making new friends in a fun environment.

Worship Music Camp: Join other high school and middle school worship musicians, and participate in valuable and exciting experiences!

Academic Programs

Learn more about CMU's music programs and co-curricular opportunities.

Resources for Musicians