Summer Camps - Register Today!

CSMA Summer Art & Music Camps begin on June 12. These popular camps fill quickly - enroll today!

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Meringue, by Lindsay Montgomery

Meringue, Paintings by Lindsay Evans Montgomery, will be on display in Mohr Gallery from May 26-July 23. Join us for the opening reception on Friday, June 2 from 6-8pm.

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World Harmony Chorus, June 12

CSMA's World Harmony Chorus performs with special guests the Aswat Ensemble, the Bay Area’s premier Arab music ensemble, on Monday, June 12 in Tateuchi Hall. Join them for a joyous celebration of song!

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Our Mission

CSMA offers art and music classes, private lessons, camps, workshops and in-school arts education programs, as well as free arts events, to benefit the entire community.


Attend an Event

CSMA offers free community concerts, art exhibitions and special events for art and music lovers in Silicon Valley and beyond. See what’s coming up next!


Get Financial Aid

Everyone should have access to arts education. CSMA offers financial aid for all classes, camps and lessons. Get more information and learn how to apply.

CSMA Gives Access to the Arts

Founded in 1968, CSMA is dedicated to making the arts and arts education accessible to all, regardless of age, skill level, background or financial means. Learn more about CSMA’s mission in this introductory video.

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Tips for Merit Scholar Auditions

It’s the time of year when many CSMA students are preparing to audition for the Merit Scholar Program. For some students, it will be their first experience auditioning as a musician. Carrie Campbell, CSMA’s Music School Director, shares a few tips for a successful audition.

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How to Build Your Artist Portfolio

Here are a few tips from CSMA art faculty Asami Akinaga on how to put together a portfolio for your applications.  Asami teaches drawing and painting to teens and adults and will also teach a Portfolio Prep class this Fall.

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Preparing for the AP Music Theory Exam

Preparing for the AP Music Theory Exam can seem overwhelming, and even more so if you are trying to prepare on your own. Here are some recommendations from Kirsten Shallenberg, CSMA’s AP Music Theory instructor.

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CSMA at a Glance


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