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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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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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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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Get to Know Axel Schmitt

Posted August 21st, 2017  |  By A4A.admin

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CSMA is excited to welcome Axel Schmitt for a free concert in Tateuchi Hall on Saturday, August 26 at 7:30pm. Get to know the musician as he discusses his relationship with Beethoven’s music.

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Summer Camps Feature - Making Musical Instruments

Posted August 4th, 2017  |  By A4A.admin

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CSMA Summer Camps offer a wide variety of classes taught by professional artists with 2.5 hours of daily instruction (Mon-Fri) and meet in the morning (9:30AM-noon) or the afternoon (1-3:30PM). We sat down to interview Claude Ferguson, instructor of Making Musical Instruments for an inside look at one of our most popular camps.

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2017-2018 Merit Scholar Award Winners

Posted August 2nd, 2017  |  By A4A.admin

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We are proud to announce our 2017-2018 Merit Scholar Award Winners. CSMA Merit Scholarships are awarded to CSMA Private Lesson students who have shown a high level of commitment, talent and achievement in their CSMA studies.

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