Approaching its 40th anniversary, Concord Community Music School (CCMS) is New Hampshire’s largest community music school and among the 30 largest community arts schools in the United States. Founded in 1984, its mission is to foster a sense of community through music by providing the fullest possible array of musical experiences for people of all ages, musical abilities, and backgrounds. CCMS’s success lies in its focus on recruiting, nurturing, and rewarding outstanding faculty and building a board and staff that provides superior governance and management skills to the school. Its core values are artistic excellence, access for all, musical friendships, lifelong musical learning, and faculty recognition, respect, and development.
CCMS offers a diverse array of programming ranging from individual and group musical instruction, composition, early childhood programs, music therapy, adult and youth choral programs, music and movement, and more. The school serves approximately 1,650 students across its programs both onsite and off. Its 50-member faculty offers creative therapeutic engagement and provides instruction in 20 instruments and voice in a musical environment that is welcoming and offers access to all.
Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access, and Success (I.D.E.A.S.)
ACG is committed to the principles of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access, and Success (I.D.E.A.S.). We recognize that every person, organization, and community is unique. We listen carefully, discuss options, seek to understand, and endeavor to build consensus around diversity and inclusion so that every interaction with clients, consultants, artists, and candidates is a learning opportunity.