Dearest Friends of CSMA,
This is such an exciting time for the Community School of Music and Arts and Ithaca!
In the heart of dramatic revitalization and change downtown, CSMA remains Ithaca’s rock-solid home for creativity, soon to celebrate our 60th year.
For generations, our studios have given students of all ages a home to express themselves through music, dance, visual arts, and other art forms. Our historic building hosts performances and events of many genres, and serves as a dynamic gathering place engaging over 30,000 artists, students, and arts patrons annually. We welcome all through our doors, nurturing creativity in everyone.
At present, we are focused on continuing to develop infrastructure, ensuring that our programs will remain vibrant and relevant while sustainably supporting organizational growth. This past year, we reorganized staffing and welcomed new employees to our team. We have continued to make facilities improvements inside and out, and to strategically develop our venue and prime location as a flourishing destination for the arts.
To support such efforts into next year and beyond, we are building beneficial partnerships with our friends and neighbors, old and new. We are growing our Board and magnifying visibility of CSMA’s outstanding programs.
We invite you to be closely involved at this exciting time, and ask you to please make a meaningful gift supporting our creative home. Tax-deductible contributions in any amount may be made here online, by phone, or by mail.
Thank you for being a part of our creative community and for your generosity!