image of October 2014 initiation of Program

Berkshire Music School offers a number of outreach programs, led by Sherri James Buxton, Outreach Coordinator. If you are involved in a school or Parent-Teacher organization, have you ever thought of bringing BMS to your school?  We have performances and workshops by our professional faculty members such as in school assemblies, after school cultural enrichment programs and artists in residence. BMS is happy to work with anyone interested in bringing music into the classroom by seeking funding support through granting agencies and local businesses.

Community & Special Occasions

Have you ever wanted top quality live music at one of your special events? Or wanted to have a nice concert at your senior living facility or your local Council on Aging? We have 35 talented and experienced faculty members who love to perform. Give us a call! We have classical, jazz, and cabaret styles for weddings, parties, meetings, and house concerts. Call Sherri at 413.442.1411 or email her to book your next event complete with live music.

Pete Sweeney, Percussion Faculty, leading a Drum Circle

Pete Sweeney, Percussion Faculty, leading a Drum Circle









After more than 20 years on the BMS faculty, Sherri James Buxton has taken on the role of Outreach Coordinator for the Music School.  Her goal is to work with schools and organizations in the county to bring more musical programs into the community and to collaborate with other arts organizations.

As a long time member of the BMS Voice Faculty, Sherri has taught the On Stage Live (pre-teen and  teen workshop), and the successful Cabaret Workshop, now in its 17th season. She is the director of “Cabaret to Go”, a BMS outreach performance group, in addition to her own solo singing performances. She was also an elementary music specialist for the Central Berkshire Regional School District for many years and is looking forward to working with the talented faculty here at the school in order to bring the joy of music to as many people as possible.

If you would like a BMS faculty member to come into your school for a workshop, or to have an ensemble perform at your organization, please email Sherri, or call her at 413.442.1411 ext. 13.