CSMA's Got Talent

CSMA’s Got Talent is the annual school celebration and fundraising gala, recognizing nearly five decades of providing access to quality art and music education.

A heart-felt thank you to everyone who supported CSMA’s Got Talent 2017!

The event was sold out with over 265 guests who enjoyed an evening of outstanding performances by CSMA’s talented Merit Scholarship students and world-class professional faculty, as well as artwork by rising star visual arts students.

We are delighted to announce that the 2017 gala raised over $200,000! All proceeds provide school subsidies, financial aid and merit scholarships to students who would otherwise not have access to the arts. Thank you all very much!

Watch the musical performances from the Gala below.

Event Honoree

CSMA is pleased to recognize John E. McGuirk for his leadership in arts advocacy. John is the Program Director of Performing Arts at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, where he works with nearly 250 performing arts grant recipients. John is an articulate and visionary advocate for the arts, having the unique perspective of both an insider and a funder. His prior experience includes six years as a CSMA staff member.


Show your support for the arts with a sponsorship of CSMA’s Got Talent!

Last year’s corporate sponsors included: Applied Materials, ASAP, Asset Management Company, Boston Private Bank & Trust Company, Coldwell Banker, Google, Prometheus, Sares Regis Group of Northern California, Union Bank of California, the Village at San Antonio Center, and the Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati Foundation.

2017 Sponsors

Thank you to our CSMA’s Got Talent 2017 sponsors!

  • Jean & Mike Couch
  • Sue & Bob Larson
  • Judi Fan & Bob Reay
  • Carolyn & Will Stuart
  • Michael & Ina Korek Foundation
  • John E. McGuirk & Richard P. Knaggs
  • Cheryl & John Miller
  • Vivi Chan & Lou Naumovski
  • Yvonne & Mike Nevens
  • Ruth & Roy Rogers
  • Kathy & Page Thibodeaux
  • Nobuko Saito Cleary & Dr. Gary Cleary
  • Linda & John Conover
  • Vickie Scott Grove & David Fair
  • Sally Randel & Paul Fearer
  • Jan & Bob Fenwick