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

A Conversation with Julian Lage

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A Conversation with Julian Lage, interviewed by Seth Hedquist. Saturday, January 19, 2019, 3 pm at Sheslow Auditorium, Drake University.

Veronica Swift and the Benny Green Trio

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Voice and jazz combo coaching Saturday, March 9, 2019, 3 pm at Sheslow Auditorium and Turner Jazz Center, Drake University.

Fauré Quartett

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Strings and piano masterclasses Friday, March 29, 2019, 3 pm at Sheslow Auditorium and Monroe Recital Hall, Drake University.

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Performance of How It Works Friday, May 3, 2019, 3 pm at Crestview School of Inquiry, Clive.

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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