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Behind the Scenes: Music4Schools Concert Prep

Posted April 9th, 2018  |  By A4A.admin

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CSMA’s Music4Schools program provides music education throughout schools in the Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. Check out our interview with one of our teachers, Christina Christiansen, to learn more about the program.

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Get to Know The Flashbulb

Posted April 2nd, 2018  |  By A4A.admin

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CSMA presents the Electronic Music Festival, a three day, interactive festival on April 13-15. Featuring live performances, hands-on workshops and panel discussions exploring electronic music and the future of music technology. Get to know Benn Jordan of Flashbulb, headlining Day 1 of the Electronic Music Festival!

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Get to Know Quinteto Latino

Posted March 12th, 2018  |  By A4A.admin

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CSMA presents Quinteto Latino on Saturday, March 17, 7:30pm at Tateuchi Hall. Quinteto Latino, a Bay Area wind quintet, builds community through Latino classical music. Featuring flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn, this unique ensemble expands the boundaries of classical music tradition by performing works exclusively by Latino composers. Learn more about Quinteto Latino and their mission.

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Merit Scholar Students of Ludmila Kurtova

Posted February 15th, 2018  |  By A4A.admin

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CSMA’s upcoming concert features the Merit Scholar Students of Ludmila Kurtova, performing on Saturday, February 24, at 5:00pm. We sat down with graduating senior Jerry Liu to discuss what it’s like to work with distinguished teacher and internationally acclaimed pianist Ludmila Kurtova.

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Randy Masters on Jazz Theory

Posted January 26th, 2018  |  By A4A.admin

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CSMA’s distinguished music faculty Randy Masters discusses the importance of Jazz Theory for a complete music education. Read his article below, and register for his Jazz Theory class this Spring.

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Merit Scholars Holiday Concert 2017

Posted December 22nd, 2017  |  By A4A.admin

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CSMA’s Merit Scholarship Student Ensembles performed favorite selections to celebrate the winter season on Saturday, December 16th. 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. Take a look at the performances.

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New Digital Lab

Posted November 22nd, 2017  |  By A4A.admin

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CSMA is excited to reveal the newly updated Digital Lab at CSMA’s Finn Center. See how the lab has grown over the years and take a peek at the brand new iMac computers and software!

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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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