COVID-19 Information:
  • 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.
  • Everyone in the building must be masked, regardless of vaccination status. Please do not enter a Lawrence building if you are experiencing respiratory symptoms.
    (Staff may be unmasked when alone in their office/studio.)

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


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 the Munson family, who has participated in our programs for 13 years.
  • Our alum spotlight features former Girl Choir singer Chelsey Burke, who is currently singing with our Alums' Choir.
  • Our teacher spotlight features piano instructor Larisa Topolkaraeva, who has taught with us for 26 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.