CSMA is a unique and critical community resource and an incubator for creativity and self-expression that reaches more than 42,000 people annually. For more than 40 years our community has benefited from our music lessons, art and music classes, camps, free concerts, exhibitions and outreach events. People of all ages, skill levels and economic means are engaged and inspired by art experiences and education provided by CSMA. As a non-profit organization, we live by our credo, Arts for All!
We enrich youth.
The art classes had a ripple effect on the students creating a higher level of thinking and improving their ability to synthesize information and make connections, which carried over to their regular schoolwork.
Principal of Lyndale Elementary School, San Jose, on Art4Schools
We level the playing field.
We bring art and music classes to over 10,000 students in our Art4Schools and Music4Schools programs. Whether students are second language learners or they struggle in other academic areas, they can find a meaningful way to explore new avenues of learning through the arts.
Linda Covello, CSMA ArtSchool Director
We live arts4all.
Sala has an extraordinary gift which will take her far. She reminds me of a young Kiri Te Kanawa and to reach this level would not be possible without the help of a scholarship based on ability.
Kaye DeVries, CSMA Voice Faculty
on Merit Scholarship student Sala T.
We teach excellence.
Teaching at CSMA helps renew my belief in human creativity. With any luck, the students who learn here will continue to challenge our beliefs in the careers they choose in Silicon Valley and beyond.
Daniel Wood, Composer and CSMA Composition Faculty
We sustain community.
Our music faculty reflects the kaleidoscope of cultures in Silicon Valley with representatives from 14 countries.
Mary Holmes, CSMA Music School Director
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