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. CMU Band Day is a MSHSAA-sanctioned event with schools classified per MSHSAA Official School Enrollment 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.

Invitational Piano and Vocal Solo Workshop: The Conservatory welcomes piano and vocal directors, and students in grades 9-12 to campus for a solo workshop. This event is an enriching, educational experience for students to learn and sing in a non-competitive environment, and prepare for upcoming college auditions and other competitions.

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. Camp Brochure & Registration