August 14, 2022

Community Music School Recognizes Founder

Pictured (l-r) are former trustee Anne Easton; Patricia Hurley, founder and current faculty member; founding trustee Margaret Very; and Tom Briggs, CMS Music Director. Photo credit: Joan Levy Hepburn

On Wednesday, November 9, Community Music School honored its founder, Patricia Hurley, at the 2011 CMS Champions Award Breakfast held at the Copper Beech Inn.

Paddy founded the not-for-profit school in 1983 with the support of many volunteers from the community, with the first classes taught at Essex Town Hall. Community Music School, located on Main Street in Centerbrook, continues to be dedicated to music education and appreciation for students of all ages. Paddy remains a member of the faculty and is also director of the New Horizons Band program.