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Conservatory of Music

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It's a "Green" Day for CCMS Conservatory of Music

Congratulations to the Conservatory of Music at CCMS in being the recipient of another fabulous donation. To do the honor was LAUSD's Beyond the Bell Music and Entertainment Coordinator Mr. Anthony White.The Conservatory of Music was one of twelve LAUSD schools to receive a bass guitar from the bassist of one of Rocks Elite Bands - Green Day. Bassist Mike Dirnt, of Green Day, donated 12 bass guitars to LAUSD to motivate our musically inclined students to work hard and pursue their dreams. In return for this wonderful gift, CCMS Conservatory of Music students are learning to play one of Green Day's biggest hits "Boulevard of Broken Dreams". They will perform it at the CCMS Winter Concert in December.

Below is a slide show of the presentation to the Conservatory's Modern Rock Band Class taught by Teacher of the Year Mrs. Brusca.

Conservatory of Music at CCMS receives another Donation From Music Industry Elite

Conservatory of Music wins SupportMusic Merit Award

Columbus MS Receives National Recognition for Music Education Program

CCMS is one of 1% of schools in nation to receive distinction


Canoga Park, California – April 4th, 2017 – LAUSD’S Christopher Columbus MS has been honored with the SupportMusic Merit Award from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. CCMS – Conservatory of Music is one of only 1% of schools in the nation to be recognized with this prestigious award in 2017.

The SupportMusic Merit Award recognizes individual schools that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.

To qualify for the SupportMusic Merit Award, CCMS – Conservatory of Music answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program, and community music-making programs. Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.

This award recognizes that CCMS – Conservatory of Music is leading the way with music learning opportunities as outlined in the new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The legislation, signed into law in December 2015 and awaiting state implementation, designates music and the arts as important elements of a well-rounded education for all children. 

Conservatory of Music receives donation


Yamaha Corp, in partnership with the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation, donated 25 portable keyboards to CCMS, Conservatory of Music, CoM, Academy. Nearly 300 of our students participate in CoM. Yamaha sponsored a social media campaign called #YamahaSharetheGift last December. The Mr. Hollands Opus Foundation selected CCMS to receive a donation because of its commitment to music education.

"We believe in the life-changing effects of music education", said Christine Pham, a marketing specialist for Yamaha. "We are excited to be providing instruments that will allow students to learn and grow for years to come!."

Conservatory of Musics "LoVe SoNgS through the DeCaDeS" is heartfelt

CCMS Faculty Star in Arts Integration Workshop

Mr. Nemchik (music/theater) and Mr. Rabani (English/language arts) attended a multi-day "Living Newspapers" workshop. The "Living Newspapers" model is designed to help students improve reading comprehension and depth through standards-based dramatic arts activities. The workshop culminated with educators writing and performing their own play about the Orlando nightclub shooting.


CCMS Faculty Network with the Best at NAMM 2017

Ms. Brusca (instrumental music) and Mr. Nemchik (vocal music) attended the four-day national music trade conference where they shared best practices with other educators and researchers, demoed the latest classroom technology and networked with professional musicians.

Ms. Brusca, Mr. Nemchik and Michael Anthony (Van Halen)

CCMS Orchestra and Band & Choir perform Wonderfully at the Winter Concert

CCMS Conservatory of Music Celebrates Halloween


ccms's modern band rocks at multicultural night


african drum-line at ccms multicultural night


ccms choir goes west african at the multicultural night


CCMS Performs at Canoga Park HS Football Game. Go Hunters!!

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