CMA Studio

New! CMA Studio Summer Session, free weekly classes beginning June 16.

Weekly online music lessons by musician and music educator Joyce Beyer for elementary students interested in learning about chamber music and the music the Belin Quartet will play this summer.

Broadcast live every Tuesday morning at 10am and archived for on-demand viewing.

NOTE: Belin Quartet concerts are available online for one week following the livestream.

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CMA Studio Summer Session

CMA Studio Summer Session Lesson #8

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Monday, August 10, 2020

10 AM

YouTube URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQDOP4br7ow

This week’s lesson topics include:

  • Parts of the violin
  • Composers Tchaikovsky and Caroline Shaw

The Belin Quartet concert associated with this lesson on will be available on Facebook and YouTube. The live performance will start at 6pm on Wed, August 5. The archived performance will be available until August 12.

Post-Lesson Activity

Click here to download an activity you can do while you’re listening to the concert.

CMA Studio Summer Session Lesson #9

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Monday, August 17, 2020

10 AM

YouTube URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGUU42mAQW0

This week’s lesson topics include:

  • String instrument articulations
  • Composers Beethoven, Glazunov and Joplin

The Belin Quartet concert associated with this lesson on will be available on Facebook and YouTube. The live performance will start at 6pm on Wed, August 12. The archived performance will be available until August 19.

Post-Lesson Activity

Click here to download an activity you can do while you’re listening to the concert.

About CMA Studio

A core element of CMA’s mission is enriching the community through music education. Every season, our guest artists 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. 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.

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CMA Scholarships

The Marjorie Spevak Scholarship

CMA awards $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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