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We’re Gearing up for a Fantastic Fall!

It’s hard to believe summer is almost over, but fall music and art classes kick off in less than a month on Sept. 5. We’re offering new and rewarding ways to experience the arts together. Pick up a copy of our print catalog next time you’re on campus, or browse an online copy

Our excellent private music lesson program starts on Aug. 19. Claim your spot today.

Fall fun awaits—we look forward to seeing you on campus!

Fall Community Concert Series

Announcing our Fall 2023 Community Concert season! 

This free concert series in Tateuchi Hall is packed with engaging entertainment for all, featuring performances by the Juanito Pascual Trio, the Anderson Brothers, Quinteto Latino (pictured) and many more.

Learn more about the season on our website

Upcoming Events

“The Wild Places: Greetings from Caddo Lake”
July 10-September 17
Mohr Gallery

CSMA is pleased to present “The Wild Places: Greetings from Caddo Lake” featuring artists Amy Da-Peng KingDianne Tittle de Laet and Marianne Lettieri. While the planet’s wild places are disappearing, treasures such as Caddo Lake, an internationally recognized cypress swamp, provide hope for the future. Read more about the artists and the exhibition on CSMA’s Blog.

Photo: “King Drought” by Amy Da-Peng King

Quadre: The Voice of Four Horns
Saturday, Sept. 16
7:30 pm Tateuchi Hall – FREE

Save the date for the first concert in our Fall 2023 Community Concert Series. Acclaimed for musical moments of inspiration, sorrow, love and virtuosic display, Quadre captivates audiences with its richly distinctive sound of four French horns. Celebrate Quadre’s 25th anniversary with a joyous evening of contemporary classical music infused with jazz and Americana influences.

Summer Music Institute at Tateuchi Hall Concludes

Over the course of two weeks this summer, 25 accomplished music students (in violin, piano, viola and cello) from the Bay Area and beyond participated in Summer Music Institute at Tateuchi Hall. The program provided ample opportunities to perform and grow, honing professionalism and building self-confidence through masterclasses, recitals and chamber music ensembles. The faculty included nationally renowned musicians, including members of the San Francisco Symphony. See CSMA’s blog for a glimpse into this year’s experience.

Welcome Back Lena Boot!

CSMA is happy to announce the return of Lena Boot, one of our most beloved early education teachers. She will be joining CSMA as our first Distinguished Art Faculty member in honor of her contributions to our Early Education Program. Boot will be teaching Little Artists 1 and Little Artists 2 this fall.

Welcome Diana DeRego!

CSMA is pleased to welcome Diana DeRego as the new Music4Schools Program Manager. DeRego is a credentialed music teacher with five years of experience teaching to California Visual and Performing Arts standards. She has taught for public and private schools at the preschool, elementary and secondary grade levels, including programs with movement, performance and theater components. She plays several instruments and began learning music at age 4. 

Tickets on Sale Now for Annual Gala

Mark your calendars now for a night like no other: CSMA’s Celebration of the Arts

October 7, 2023
Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club

CSMA’s gala is the annual school celebration and fundraising event. Enjoy a magical evening of live music, art, wine and fine dining at the picturesque Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club. Proceeds provide school subsidies and financial aid for students who would otherwise have no access to the arts.

Click here to learn more and buy tickets. 

We’re hiring! Learn more about how to join our diverse, dynamic and talented team and our current open positions on our Jobs page

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