Accessibility

Entrances

The Community Music Center of Boston has one accessible entrance located at 537 Tremont Street. This entrance is shared with other Boston Center for the Arts organizations. The Community Music Center of Boston can be accessed via a set of stairs or an elevator. When using the elevator, visitors should press “B” to access the ground level. Visitors to this entrance will need to be buzzed in through a locked door. The buzzer is located on the left wall when approaching the door. To get to the lobby, registration area or Allen Hall, visitors will need to continue down the hallway.

The map below also shows the location of the accessible restrooms.

Parking

The Community Music Center of Boston does not have a parking lot.  Metered and non-metered street parking is available on Clarendon Street, Tremont Street and the surrounding area.

Accessible parking spots are available at the following addresses:

  • 15 Warren Avenue (1 spot)
  • 80 Warren Avenue (1 spot)
  • 537 Tremont Street (2 spots)
  • 565 Tremont Street (1 spot)

Public Transportation

The closest MBTA station is Back Bay Station.  It is located 0.3 miles away.

Accessibility Coordinator

The Accessibility Coordinator at the Community Music Center of Boston is Chris Perry.  He can be reached by phone at (617) 482-7494 or by email at cperry@cmcb.org.

We recognize disability rights as a central component of diversity and essential to social inclusion. We pledge to prioritize the tenets of inclusion and accessibility. #PledgeToInclude


Accessibility Improvements at CMCB

The “All In” Initiative

All-In is a comprehensive multi-phase plan to move CMCB past ADA compliance into an organization where all can participate equitably and joyfully in music.

All-In occurs in three phases:

“All-In” Phase One (2019-2020)

  • Information gathering and planning
  • Professional development for staff

We have engaged in dedicated grantseeking for capital repairs and itemized a list of highest priority capital projects with an architectural consultant who specializes in accessibility. We secured additional funds to enhance our annual professional development budget and invested in hands-on training sessions and a speaker series


“All-In” Phase Two (2020-2021)

  • Implementation
  • Professional development for faculty

The crux of the second phase is to implement our findings, beginning Fall 2020. Goal: Establish CMCB as a joyful space for all to participate in music.


“All-In” Phase Three (2021-2022)

  • Marketing and community engagement

Once we have a culturally- and ability-inclusive space—and have established best practices across our teaching departments—phase III will be a marketing and community engagement effort to ensure disability communities are aware of the capacity of our services.