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Theatre +

Visual Arts +

Children + Youth Chorus

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Community School of Music and Arts

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 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.

New Section of Pre-Ballet Added!

Due to popular demand we have added a second section of our Pre-Ballet class for kids 5-6 .  Register today!

School Break Camps at CSMA

Sign up for Winter Break fun at CSMA! We welcome youth to Artsbreak multi-arts camp for ages 5-9, and Star Search musical theatre camp for ages 10-16 during the week of February 17-21. Register now through the office or here on our website under School Break Camps.

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.

Fall Course Registration Now Open

Escape the cold at CSMA, your home for creativity! Now enrolling for Winter classes in Visual Arts, Dance, Theatre, and Music, for all ages. Private lessons also available. Register now here or stop by or call the office at 607-272-1474.

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.

Muse Level Corporate Sponsor

Muse Level Corporate Sponsor

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