Arts Education +

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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.

CALL FOR ENTRIES

Annual Open Exhibition
December 2019 – January 2020
We invite visual artists to submit work to CSMA’s Open Exhibition. Submission deadline: November 8. All applicants are guaranteed a spot! Click here for details.

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.

Joey Arcuri

Featured Faculty

Gravitating to the upright bass at the age of ten, Joey Arcuri hasn’t put it down since. Joey Arcuri is currently the upright bassist of Driftwood, a song driven folk rock quintet based out of Binghamton, NY. Joey enjoys teaching both uprigtht bass and cello to beginning, intermediate, and advanced students of all ages.

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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