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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.

Chris White

Featured Faculty

Chris White is a classical, jazz and improvisational cellist and teacher. He has performed and taught around the U.S., and in Canada, Europe and North Africa.

Harmony Malone

Featured Faculty

Harmony Malone, an Ithaca native and self-taught dancer, graduated from Ithaca College with a bachelors in Therapeutic Recreation with specialties in theater and dance.

Rob Licht

 Featured Faculty

Rob Licht’s work delves into the significance of place in our lives; on the influences of the land, where we choose to live and the associations of memory, longing, and spiritual well being to those places.

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

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