About Us

Founded in 1990, the Cumberland Valley School of Music (CVSM) is a non-profit organization and a full member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education.

Our offices and primary studios are located in Thomson Hall at Wilson College, where we offer a wide range of lessons, classes, workshops, and summer camps and present recitals and concerts in the beautiful Thomson Alumnae Chapel, which houses two Steinway Concert Grand pianos and a recently renovated Moller Organ. We also offer instruction at:

CVSM Studio at 32 W. Main St. and Music Makers, Waynesboro, PA
-Growing with Music at 42 Center Square, Greencastle, PA
-Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, PA
-John Wesley UMC, Hagerstown, MD

Over 750 students are enrolled at CVSM in a given year, served by over 50 highly
qualified faculty members.

As a Music & Arts affiliate, we have two locations to serve your needs: at our
primary location in Chambersburg and in Greencastle. We offer instrument
rentals and purchases, as well as sales of music, books, and accessories.


CVSM sponsors the Cumberbunds (a childrens’ chorus); the CVSM Community Symphonic Band; the CVSM Community String Orchestra; the CVSM Concert Jazz Band; the CVSM New Horizon’s Band and Orchestra (for adults ages 50 and older); numerous student ensembles; extensive performance and recital opportunities (last year, over 500 students performed in recitals, and CVSM faculty and students performed at more than 100 different venues in the area); and numerous workshops. We offer a full range of outreach programs to area senior and community centers and public and private schools (including private lessons to students at Wilson College, Mercersburg Academy, and Montessori Academy), and schedule numerous events throughout the communities we serve, including an annual Gala Showcase Concert, a student Recognition Concert,  a Neighborhood Chefs Walk, an Dinner Dance & Auction, and an annual student Performathon.

Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and merit, and students in need are actively sought each year.

Our doors are open. Come visit us, and participate in lessons, classes, workshops, ensembles, and concerts. We believe that music can enrich everyone’s life!

Want to know more? View our 25th Anniversary Video