Welcome to the Community School of Music and Arts, situated in downtown Ithaca, NY. For nearly fifty years, CSMA has offered instruction in the visual arts, music, dance, theater and languages for students of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds, enriching the lives of more than 1300 students each year.


Contact Details

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  City Ithaca, NY
  Zip Code 14850
  Address 330 East State Street
  Phone Number (607) 272-1474

From Our Website

Thank you for staying engaged with our programs! Your participation nurturesyou, strengthens community, and is vital to keeping CSMA strong while supporting local artists during this unprecedented time. CSMA is a dynamic meeting place for artists, community members and educators to explore ideas, artistic expression and creativity together. Our passion is to make outstanding arts education accessible to students of all ages, skill levels and socioeconomic backgrounds. Latinx exhibition / exhibicin de arte con Sebastin Chavez, Daniela Rivero & Paloma Barhaugh-Bordas.


This August please join us for a virtual summer camp experience like no other, ARTS UP! for Change! With four weeks of programming for ages 6-10 and two weeks for ages 11-16, CSMA will help create a memorable finish to your summer. ARTS UP! for Change! is a virtual multi-arts experience where young artists can explore the power of positive change using a variety mediums with highly qualified arts educators. Every week will include visual arts projects as well as an additional arts discipline such as music, theatre, and poetry.


CSMA offers a wide range of courses for all ages, from learning a new instrument to being part of an ensemble. While the doors to CSMA's building are currently closed you can now take classes in the comfort of your own home. Please see below for our brand new listings of virtual classes beginning this May.