CMA Studio

A core element of CMA’s mission is enriching the community through music education. Every season, we contract our guest artists to deliver free educational events in the community.

Students from local schools, colleges, and universities, as well as the general public, are invited to learn from some of the greatest musicians of our time. All CMA Studio programs are open to the public and offered at no cost to schools thanks to generous support from the community.

Music can have a very positive impact on children, according to studies conducted by Northwestern University, the University of London and other leading institutions. Involvement with music, especially playing an instrument, has been shown to improve socialization skills, school attendance, and academic achievement and increase classroom engagement.

At CMA we believe that learning from today’s greatest musicians will help shape the musicians and engaged citizens of tomorrow.

Spanish Harlem Orchestra workshop with Hoover High School Jazz Band

CMA Studio programs for Harlem 100

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

3pm and 7pm

East High School and Hoyt Sherman Place

Mwenso and The Shakes perform Black Geniuses of the Harlem Renaissance program. Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 11am at East High School.

High school theater students and community artists perform special pre-concert program. Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 7pm at Hoyt Sherman Place.

CMA Scholarships

The Marjorie Spevak Scholarship

CMA awards two $500 scholarships annually to two students – one attending middle school and one attending high school – wishing to further pursue the study of music.

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