Bay Chamber Community Music School is accepting applications for violin, viola, cello, jazz and classical piano, classical guitar and voice students. The 16-week spring semester will begin Tuesday, Jan. 18.

Community Music School study offers an opportunity to start the new year by learning a new skill or improving an old one. For more information about the faculty or any other aspect of the school, visit baychamberconcerts.org or call 236-2823. Scholarships are available.

Founded in 1961 by brothers Andrew Wolf and Thomas Wolf, Bay Chamber is dedicated to sustaining classical music as an art form. In concerts and in the classroom, Bay Chamber passes along this rich musical heritage to people of all ages and abilities while at the same time acknowledging the importance, and encouraging the exploration of all musical languages. A 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, for 50 years, Bay Chamber has awarded annual prizes to young Maine musicians.

Bay Chamber Community Music School offers private instruction, orchestral opportunities, and other music education to local musicians and community members of all ages and abilities. The mission of the Bay Chamber Community Music School is to transform lives through music.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.