July 2013 Philanthropy
Community Music School
For the month of July, Ode will be donating 5% of profits to the Community Music School of Springfield as part of our Fashion with Compassion program.
The Community Music School of Springfield, founded in 1983, is a non-profit arts education institution. CMSS is dedicated to inspiring people of all ages to begin or renew a lifelong journey into the joy of music and the arts, making this experience accessible and affordable to all people in our community. They offer instruction in classical, jazz, Latin, gospel and other popular music styles to individuals and families of diverse backgrounds and cultures, ages, abilities, talents, and financial needs.
CMSS is also home to the Prelude Preschool of the Arts, Massachusetts’ only full day preschool devoted to arts-based education for children aged 3-5 years. Their new performance hall, Robyn Newhouse Hall, hosts student recitals, master classes, and professional musical and other arts performances throughout the year.
The Community Music School of Springfield is a premier community arts school in Western Massachusetts. They are a member of the National Guild of Community Schools for the Arts and a recipient of many distinguished awards, including the Commonwealth Award, Massachusetts Cultural Council’s highest arts honor, recognizing the significant contribution that CMSS has made in building community through the arts.