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 program for Anderson and Roe

Sunday, April 5, 2020

10 to 11:30 AM

Drake University

Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe will lead piano masterclasses for area students at Sheslow Auditorium and Turner Jazz Center, Drake University.

CMA Studio program for Emmet Cohen Trio

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

2 to 3:30 PM

Hoyt Sherman Place Theater

Emmet Cohen and Benny Golson will lead a saxophone masterclass for area high school and college students. All students in attendance will receive a free ticket to the 7:30pm concert.

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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