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Donate to the Toy Drive!

Posted November 16th, 2017  |  By A4A.admin

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Help CSMA support the annual Holiday Toy Drive for Community Services Agency. Through December 8, we will have a toy donation barrel in the CSMA lobby. Please bring a new, unwrapped gift to share. You can help provide special gifts and the holiday spirit to hundreds of families in our community.

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CSMA Receives Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions Grant

Posted November 14th, 2017  |  By A4A.admin

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We are excited to announce that we have been selected as one of the first ten recipients of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s prestigious Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions, a five-year, $8 million initiative celebrating the foundation’s 50th anniversary that will support the creation and premiere of new works by world-class performing artists in Bay Area communities.

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Donate to the Food Drive!

Posted November 8th, 2017  |  By A4A.admin

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Each year, CSMA is proud to support Community Services Agency’s Holiday Sharing Program. Please support CSA’s Food Drive by dropping off a food donation to the barrel in CSMA’s lobby, through November 10.

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Rengstorff House Art of Gratitude

Posted November 2nd, 2017  |  By A4A.admin

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The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) will be a part of the 2017 Rengstorff House Art of Gratitude exhibit from November 1 - November 31. Student artwork from CSMA’s Art4Schools program in the Mountain View elementary schools will be on display. Get a sneak peek at some of the artwork featured in the show.

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ArtWorlds: Mexico, Dia de los Muertos

Posted October 23rd, 2017  |  By A4A.admin

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CSMA is excited to announce this year’s ArtWorlds: Mexico, Día de los Muertos event on Wednesday, November 1, from 4-7pm. There will be live mariachi music, traditional Mexican cuisine, hands-on art activities, and Día de los Muertos Altars on display by local artists. Get to know the artists as they discuss their inspiration and process in creating these beautiful altars.

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Workshop Week: Music & Theater!

Posted October 19th, 2017  |  By A4A.admin

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Each Fall and Spring semester CSMA offers a unique Workshop Week to all of our private lesson students. It’s a week during the semester where instead of regular lessons or classes, students can attend a variety of workshops to try out new things, learn a new skill, or work on a specific aspect of their playing (bowing, posture, rhythm, etc.). Learn more about this semester’s Workshop Week.

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CSMA Alumni Feature - Taylor Eigsti

Posted October 9th, 2017  |  By A4A.admin

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This week, we’re continuing our alumni series with pianist and composer, Taylor Eigsti, who started taking lessons at CSMA at 6 years old! Eigsti has released 7 albums, garnered multiple GRAMMY Award nominations, and traveled internationally performing everywhere from Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl!

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CSMA Lost Art Pick-up

Posted September 25th, 2017  |  By A4A.admin

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CSMA will be having a Lost Art Pick-up Event! With so many creative students coming through our doors, you can imagine how much artwork gets made here at CSMA on a daily basis. Unfortunately, that artwork doesn’t always make it back into the hands of the artist who made it.

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Get to Know Zoya Scholis

Posted September 25th, 2017  |  By A4A.admin

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New for Fall, CSMA is hosting a variety of one-day art workshops. Get to know one of our Fall workshop instructors, Zoya Scholis. Zoya will be teaching two workshops this Fall, Large Scale Color Field Painting: Rothko Style on October 1st and Tape & Spray Watercolor on October 29th. Learn more about Zoya and get an inside look at her upcoming workshops.

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Get to know the Musicians of Sensational Sonatas

Posted September 18th, 2017  |  By A4A.asami

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CSMA welcomes violinist Elbert Tsai and pianist Jennie Jung for a program of violin sonatas by Beethoven, Dvořák and Saint-Saëns.Get to know Elbert and Jennie, in advance of the Sensational Sonatas performance, as they discuss how music education has helped shaped them, as well as share some advice for music students.

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