COVID-19 Information:
  • If a registered student has been exposed or received a positive test result, please submit a report via our online form as soon as possible.
  • Everyone in the building must be masked, regardless of vaccination status. Double-masking or single-masking with an N95/KN95 mask is required to participate in in-person programs. (Staff may be unmasked when alone in their office/studio.)

  • Please do not enter a Lawrence building if you are experiencing respiratory symptoms.

In order to preserve the health and safety of our community, we have instituted the community safety procedures linked below based upon Lawrence University, CDC, and health department guidelines.

2021-22 COVID-19 Protocol


The Lawrence Community School Logo. It features two stylized sixteenth notes with a tie at the bottom, shaped like a smiley face.

Four photos: a close-up of Girl Choir students singing at a concert, Wind Ensemble students playing at a concert, a young student playing the piano at the Honors Recital, ASTRO students performing at a concert

Welcome to the Lawrence Community Music School!

Founded in 1874, the Community Music School is a nonprofit division of Lawrence University that provides music-making opportunities to individuals of all ages and abilities in Northeast Wisconsin. Click here for more information on each of our music programs, including private lessons, classes, ensembles, and other musical opportunities.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list or are interested in private lessons, please click the button below to fill out our interest form.

Interest Form


Open Registration: Come play with us!

Registration is open for the following programs. Click the program names for more information and signup.

  • Early Childhood Music - Spring Session
    • Sing, play, and dance with friends at the Community Music School! Classes are designed to nurture basic skills and build support for the future study of an instrument. (birth-5 years)
Community Spotlights
A strong, supportive musical community is one of the distinguishing characteristics of the Lawrence Community Music School. To celebrate our community coming back together, we're featuring students, alums, and teachers in spotlights to be posted in our lobby and online. Click here to read more about your fellow musicians.

  • Our student spotlight features Caleb G., who takes bassoon lessons with Susan Lawrence McCardell.
  • Our alum spotlight features former Girl Choir singer Katie Schmidt, who currently sings with our alum's choir Sorelle.
  • Our teacher spotlight features bassoon instructor Susan Lawrence McCardell, who has taught with us for 13 years.
Interested in being featured? Fill out our online form to receive more information.




100 West Water Street
Appleton, WI 54911


711 E. Boldt Way
Appleton, WI 54911



M-Th8:30–4:00 p.m.
F: as needed


M-F8:308:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday as needed

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We collectively acknowledge that Lawrence University is situated on the ancestral homelands of the Menominee and Ho-Chunk people.