Want to stay in the know? Subscribe to our monthly newsletter for updates about our new and current music and arts programs. Read highlights from the January newsletter below.

Welcome to a new start to your creative life and a new look for our newsletter! We can’t wait to see you back on campus to make music and art with us this winter. Art classes start January 16. Group music classes begin January 27.

Enjoy ‘A Touch of Whimsy’ in Mohr Gallery

Bay Area artist Stacy Dynan offers a picturesque journey through emotions and imagined places in her mixed media works now on display at Mohr Gallery. Read our interview with Dynan and learn more about the self-taught artist’s story.

"A Moment in Time" by Stacy Dynan

More on the Blog

Create together this winter to craft our northern lights art project.

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

Mark your Calendar

JAN 27: The Röntgen Trio will play the music of Schubert and Dvořák.

FEB 24: Ghazaleh Faylinejad will explore Persian musical traditions in the opening night of our Spring Community Concert Series!

Student spotlight

The Sobrato Hallway is full of skillful art from our fall 2023 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

CSMA A Cappella Vocal Ensemble holds community performance

Students in our A Cappella Vocal Ensemble brought holiday cheer to the staff at El Camino YMCA in Mountain View. A dedicated group of students performed a medley of songs during their annual Staff Holiday Appreciation Dinner.

Merit Scholars perform at Palo Alto winter festival

Two of our Merit Scholars, Wilona C. and Maia L., performed at the Palo Alto Midtown Business District Winter Festival. They sang holiday music to celebrate with kids and families from the community alongside local band JazzConneXion. Well done scholars!

Upcoming workshops, camps to offer fun for all ages

Our upcoming art workshops are packed with opportunities to channel your inner artist. Make family valentines, learn to draw your furriest friends or create colorful ceramic mugs. Check out our February camps too to gear up for winter break!

Staff and Faculty Updates

CSMA is excited to welcome Pedro Rivas Lopez as our new Senior Arts Program Manager. Lopez has developed artistic programs for BIPOC communities in the Central Valley and Bay Area. The theater arts major has experience managing in-school arts programs and high school teaching experience. He is also an accomplished visual artist. Welcome Pedro!


Job Opportunities

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

Join the list

Sign up for our News & Events email to receive notices about our free Community Concerts, ArtWorlds events, art exhibitions, new course offerings, CSMA news and more. Or, sign up for our Arts Update email to hear only about free concerts and art openings.