COVID-19 Information:
  • Everyone in the building must be masked, regardless of vaccination status. 
    (Staff may be unmasked when alone in their office/studio.)

  • If a registered student or immediate family member has been exposed to COVID-19 or if the student received a positive COVID-19 test, please submit a report via our online form as soon as possible.

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


Register for a music program!

Registration is open for the following Community Music School programs - click on the program names for more information.

  • Alums' Choir - Fall Semester
    • Girl Choir alums are invited to sing with us again in weekly rehearsals in Appleton, conducted by Karen Bruno.
  • Music for People with Disabilities - Fall Semester
    • Our music enrichment classes are designed to facilitate socialization and communication, motivate interaction, improve social skills, and—most importantly—provide students the opportunity to have fun through the use of different music techniques and activities. (open to those ages 5-adult)
  • Symphonic Band - 2021-22 Season
    • Symphonic Band is a non-auditioned community band open to dedicated woodwind, brass, and percussion students who wish to perform challenging band literature. It is an appropriate first step for those who would like to participate in Wind Ensemble, our auditioned honors band. (open students entering grades 7-12, 2+ years experience on instrument)
2021-22 Ensemble Auditions
We're excited to share the 2021-22 academic year with the young musicians in our community! Click the ensemble names below for more information on auditions. 

  • Wind Ensemble - Auditions
    • The Lawrence Community Wind Ensemble is an honors band open by audition to advanced woodwind, brass, and percussion players. (open to students entering grades 10-12)




100 West Water Street
Appleton, WI 54911


711 E. Boldt Way
Appleton, WI 54911



M-Th8:30–4:00 p.m.
F: remote only


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

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