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Community School of Music and Arts

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our building is currently closed to the public and staff are working remotely.

Virtual private instruction is now available with many of our talented faculty artists. Please contact education@csma-ithaca.org for more information. 

BRAND NEW! Virtual classes in visual arts, music, and dance happening now.

 

 Welcome to Ithaca’s Creative Home!

CSMA is a dynamic meeting place for artists, community members and educators to explore ideas, artistic expression and creativity together. Our passion is to make outstanding arts education accessible to students of all ages, skill levels and socioeconomic backgrounds.

No matter who you are, you’re welcome here.

CSMA is also home to historic Martha Hamblin Hall on the third floor of our centrally-located building in downtown Ithaca. This exceptional space is the perfect venue for performances and events.

ARTS UP! for Change Virtual Camps

Creating art develops empathy, deepens intelligence, and fosters connection. This summer, CSMA will be offering four weeks of virtual arts experiences for children and youth focusing on themes of change and how we can work together to make a change in areas such as inclusivity, equal-rights, environmental change, and more. Each week will feature visual arts and an additional arts discipline such as theatre, music, and poetry.

Virtual Private Instruction

We realize nothing parallels the experience of private lessons and studio classes in person, but online instruction offers its own unique merits, now more than ever. We are now offering private lessons with many of CSMA’s talented faculty artists. If you are already taking private lessons and wish to explore this option with your instructor, please reach out to them directly.  If you would like to try virtual instruction click the button below.

Virtual Gallery Show

Visit our first-ever virtual gallery exhibition, Modern Comfort 2020: Quilts of the Ithaca Modern Quilt Guild, on view June 5 – July 31! Read more on our Events page, view the virtual exhibition, look in our building’s front window, and bid online on the gorgeous CSMA benefit quilt.

Seeking Board Members

Call to Action

CSMA is recruiting community members who are passionate about the arts to serve on our Board of Trustees. If you’d like to learn more about getting involved and making a meaningful impact, we’d love to discuss Board service with you! For more information, please contact director@csma-ithaca.org.

What People are Saying

“I’m a retired engineer and a sculptor and have been attending the CSMA life drawing classes for more than a decade. The Open Sketch drawing studio attracts a wide spectrum of artists from novice to experienced, from twenty-somethings to octogenarians. We welcome newcomers, encourage each other, and share ideas. Drawing stimulates the hand-brain connection. Drawing at CSMA is much better than sitting at home doing Sudoku!”

Frank Moon

“Excellent offerings, talented teachers!”

Kim LaRocca

“CSMA offers great opportunities for kids to be creative and make cool stuff! Our daughter loves it!

Joe S.”

Hours

Monday -Thursday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Find Us

330 E Martin Luther King Jr / State St.
Ithaca, NY 14850

CSMA’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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