Community Music School

The Community Music School and IMPACT offer a variety of music education, from private music lessons and group classes to choirs and ensembles. Registrations are open
for the fall semester.

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Community Chorus: The Road Home

Battle Creek Community Chorus
The Road Home
Tuesday, May 9, 2023, 7:30 pm
First Congregational Church
145 Capital Ave NE, Battle Creek MI

Songs celebrating home – the journey home, home built, found, and lost – are the theme of this concert. Join us for director Clayton Parr’s final concert after 11 years of leading the community chorus.

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Get to Know our Guest Artist

When 24-year-old Pianist Janice Carissa was younger, her instructors cautioned her not to “play faster than the music.” She took their advice to heart, as students do, but never really understood what they meant until recently. After studying music for almost two decades and learning countless pieces for performances and recitals around the world, she’s letting go and listening to her heart.

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The Music Center Gala

the music center gala 2023

The Music Center Gala
Thursday, March 23, 2023, 5:30 pm
Riverside Golf Clug, 245 E. Columbia Avenue, Battle Creek
Tickets $90 per person

Join us as we bring back The Music Center Gala! This fantastic fundraiser event will provide dinner, raffle, silent auction, and a wonderful performance from Ada LeAnn, winner of the Josie Music Awards!

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Speakeasy: A Roaring ’20s Revue

Battle Creek Community Chorus
May 20, 2022, 7:30 pm
Binda Theater, Kellogg Community College campus
450 North Avenue, Battle Creek

Sssshhhh! It’s a secret! Get your exclusive access to the “speakeasy” as the Battle Creek Community Chorus celebrates the return of the “Roaring ‘20s” – the 1920s, that is – with a cabaret that features many of the popular songs of that decade, with a Dixieland combo and theatrical trappings to please the eye and ear.

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Hold On, America, Hold On!

The music community illuminates issues facing African Americans today and explores Black history. On the morning after the murder of George Floyd, Anne Harrigan, the artistic director of the Music Center and conductor of the Battle Creek Symphony, decided to go out for a coffee in her Grand Rapids neighborhood only to find one of her favorite coffee shops boarded up. She knew protests were sweeping across the city, but the stark reality of those wooden windows stunned her.

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Music Speaks Through the Battle Creek Symphony

In operation since 1899, the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra (BCSO) represents the longest continuously performing orchestra in Michigan. With deep roots in Battle Creek and the surrounding area for the past 123 years, the BCSO has some of the highest quality symphonic traditions to be found.

Let’s take a look at the history of the BCSO, how it coped with the challenges of the past year, and what lies ahead for the 2021-2022 season.

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Music Center Blog

Ever since the formation of The Music Center in 2000, we’ve been passionate about building community through music. The Music Center is a unique combination of music arts and programs created to enhance the lives of children and adults of all ages and talent levels. Although the past year and a half has been full of challenges, our mission remains the same. If anything, we’ve learned more about the incredible power of music to unite a community through unprecedented times.

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