About

The Music School at Sound Crossing’s mission is to nurture creativity and enrich community through the language and tradition of music. 

Our Core Values

  • Everyone deserves access to music education.
  • Music is a language and a powerful instrument for personal and social change.
  • Music not only fosters personal growth and excellence in each individual – It is also an integral medium of communication, good citizenship, community building and group expression.
  • We are enriched by and we celebrate diversity within our school community.

Our Vision
Music for everyone! enriching lives, supporting families and celebrating diverse musical traditions.

 

MSSC director, Amy Cele

The Music School at Sound Crossing (MSSC) was founded by our current executive director, Amy Cele in 2008. The school first operated in East Windsor as a private LLC under the name Sound Crossing Studio. It was Amy’s vision to start a community music school in the same area of Connecticut where she grew up as young violin student. She saw a great need for quality music education opportunities for families in the region of Northern Connecticut. Her experience as a Suzuki violin teacher drew her to envision a school that would not only teach students to become successful musicians but would also foster personal growth and excellence in each individual.

2018 MSSC Annual Benefit Concert

Amy was joined by several other music teachers who shared her commitment to music education. In December of 2014 The Music School at Sound Crossing was formally established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization in 2015. That same year the school relocated to Windsor, Connecticut where it currently resides in the facilities at Poquonock Community Church.

Students and faculty at MSSC’s 2017 Annual Benefit Concert

The mission of The Music School at Sound Crossing is to nurture creativity and enrich communities through the language and tradition of music.  We are committed to the belief that all students are capable of developing musical ability and that through music we are able to reach our highest human potential. We work to carry out our mission by providing private and group music lessons to students of all ages. Ensembles offered at the school provide the students the opportunity to experience music as a shared language and powerful means of communication. Performance opportunities for students at the school foster student excellence and serve as a vehicle for community outreach and cultural enrichment. MSSC hosts performance events and masterclasses with guest musicians. Recent guest musicians have included former Suzuki Association chair Teri Einfeldt, Suzuki clinician Christie Felsing, MuUyas Chamber Music and the Mosaic Trio.  MSSC works collaboratively with other arts organizations in the region, such as Connecticut Concert Ballet, The Suzuki Talent Education Partnership, and Arts From the Heart, to strengthen cultural impact within our community.

2017 Suzuki violin outreach student working with guest teacher, Christie Felsing
2013 Suzuki Violin Outreach Program recital

For the past 9 years The Music School at Sound Crossing has provided a comprehensive Suzuki violin Outreach Program to students at Windsor Locks Public Schools and more recently at International Magnet School in South Windsor, CT.  This program, funded by POTE (Providing Opportunity Through Education) foundation provides private and group violin lessons and rental of high quality instruments to students from diverse racial and economic backgrounds.

2016 Vivace Quartet performing at St. Andrews Church in Longmeadow, MA

The Music School at Sound Crossing has served over 450 students since it was founded in 2008.  Our current teaching faculty consists of highly trained, professional level musicians who hold degrees in music and includes teachers registered with The Suzuki Association of the Americas. Members of our board of directors bring a breadth of knowledge, skills and backgrounds in music, education, business and community sectors to the board. The board has been instrumental in successfully steering MSSC to increase the organization’s impact within the community.

2016 Sound and Silence ensemble performing at the Windsor Farmer’s Market

MSSC looks boldly towards future opportunities to broaden access to music education and to positively impact individuals and communities through music. Through the continued commitment of MSSC board members, faculty, families and students we enthusiastically continue our work to shape the musical and cultural environment in Windsor and surrounding region now and in the years to come.

 

 

MSSC Strategic Plan

Nurturing creativity and enriching community through the language and tradition of music.