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Hello February! From new beginnings to engaging forms of artistic expression, CSMA is an exciting place to create. Join us for one of our new art workshops that start on February 10.

Adriana Marcial chosen as Executive Director

We are excited to announce the appointment of Adriana Marcial as Executive Director, replacing Vickie Scott Grove, who has led the organization since 2013. Marcial, Executive Director of the San Francisco Girls Chorus, was selected after a national search led by CSMA’s Board of Directors. She will take on her new role at the end of February and says she is excited to continue working towards CSMA’s incredible mission of inspiring our community through arts engagement. Read more about the transition.

Adriana Marcial, CSMA's new executive director

More on the Blog

Can you feel the love? Try our fun Valentine’s Day suncatcher family art project.

Learn more about CSMA’s branch campus coming to the City of Belmont.


Mark your Calendar

FEB 24: Ghazaleh Faylinejad will explore Persian musical traditions.

MAR 2: The Blue Heron Duo: guitarist and CSMA Faculty Ross Thompson and flutist Natalia Kaminska- Palarczyk will perform music by composers including Astor Piazzolla.

Student spotlight

The Sobrato Hallway is often full of skillful art from our students. Both kids and adults are proud of their hard work! Do you have a piece you’re especially proud of? Send us an email with a photo of your piece or tag us on social media and we may feature it here in the future!

Community News

Registration is open for summer camps and more!

The time is now. Plan for summer and the coming winter break by joining us for one or more of our upcoming camps. Claim your spot today! Registration is open for:

Merit Scholars perform an outreach concert in Los Altos

Our Merit Scholars believe in giving back to their community. A dedicated group of students performed an outreach concert recently at The Terraces at Los Altos, a retirement community. Bravo scholars! If your organization would like to add a special music performance to your local events, feel free to contact us!

Thank you Vickie Scott Grove!

February marks the end of an era at CSMA with our longtime Executive Director Vickie Scott Grove stepping down from full-time work. She has led the organization for more than a decade and we thank Vickie for her tireless work. In her message to staff she said, “I have loved my years at the School and greatly enjoyed the wonderful network of schools, funders, nonprofits, faculty and donors who share an understanding of the power of the arts.” 

Belmont site now enrolling for art and music programs

Registration is now open for classes and private music lessons at our Belmont location. Starting with a pilot program in April 2024, CSMA will offer private lessons in piano, guitar, violin and voice, early education classes, visual art classes and group music classes.

Join our Team

CSMA has several new opportunities to join our diverse team. Take a look below.


Belmont Private Lesson Faculty – Piano, Voice, Violin, Guitar

In School Elementary Art Teacher – Redwood City/San Mateo/Foster City

In School Elementary Art Teacher – Alum Rock Union School District

Piano Teacher – Private Lessons


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