ITHACA NY — William Hurley and Timothy Ball performing a violin recital Sunday June 19th at 2pm at CSMA Community School of Music & Arts Ithaca NY. Free admission, though donations to CSMA are welcome. http://www.csma-ithaca.org/index.html
The mission of the Community School of Music & Arts is to provide quality instruction to any community member who desires to learn music and arts, to develop and offer cultural and artistic programs and events, and to serve as a resource for professional artists and musicians.
Founded in Ithaca in 1960 in the home of Eunice and Clayton Weber, CSMA is now a private, 501 (C) (3), non profit organization, governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees.
When describing CSMA and its mission, one must look at its philosophy, a deep belief that the arts are an intimate part of human nature, and that instruction in music, dance, theater and art should be made available to any community member who desires to learn. CSMA commits its resources to students and faculty, and to the larger group of artists in the Ithaca community. The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) is more than a place where students of all ages receive quality instruction in music, dance, theatre and the visual arts. At CSMA the emphasis is on learning, exploration and discovery.
The Community School has grown and now enrolls 1,700 students a year, taught by seventy faculty members with vast teaching experience, high academic and professional credentials, international standing, and a strong commitment to excellence. John Villani, author of ” The 100 Best Small Towns in America”, notes that the Community School of Music and Arts is noted for its art courses, and is praised for being “one of the nation’s best small-town centers for the arts.”
Each year need-based scholarships are awarded to students who qualify. The scholarship program is one way CSMA ensures that its mission is met: that anyone who is interested in learning the arts has the opportunity.