• CMA Rocks The House 2017

    CMA Rocks The House will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the Hilton Lexington/Downtown. The 4th Annual CMA Rocks the House will be a fantastic evening of fun, food, music, and art with guest host Dr. Everett McCorvey. Guests will enjoy complimentary wine, beer and hors d'oeuvres while bidding on unique vinyl record artwork created by noted local artists. The live auction will include a trip to Chicago to see the musical Hamilton. Musical entertainment will feature CMA students and teachers. It will be a fabulous evening supporting the arts and underserved youth in the community! 

  • Help move students off the the waiting list!

    Currently, there are 60+ children on CMA's waiting list. With a donation of just $25, we can provide a free music lesson for a new child. Also, CMA has been offered a matching grant of up to $30,000 until June 30, and we are about halfway there! 

    Will you help us reach our goal and recruit one new $25 donor this week?

    Click the "Donate" button on the right of your screen to make your contribution. 

  • 2017 Summer Camps

    To apply for a summer camp, click the "Group Classes and Camps" tab and fill out the online registration application.

    World Percussion Camp

    The 2017 Central Music Academy's World Percussion Camp will be held between July 17 - 21 from 9:00am - 12:00pm at Central Christian Church. The camp is for students ages 10 - 18. It is free to students who qualify for free/reduced lunch; $100 for those who do not. Deadline to apply is July 10, 2017. 

    During the camp, students studied music theory, African and Brazilian drums, Caribbean steel pans, and "Stomp"-style musical creation (using any type of cheap household object as an instrument).

    Chamber Strings Camp

    The Chamber Strings Camp will be held between July 17 - 21 from 9:00am - 12:00pm at Central Christian Church. The camp is for students ages 10 - 18. It is free to students who qualify for free/reduced lunch; $100 for those who do not. Students must be able to read music and have at least 1 year of experience. Deadline to apply was July 10, 2017. 

    During the camp, each student explored new repertoire as part of a string quartet as well as a larger chamber ensemble. They received instruction on technique, sight reading, music theory, and improvisation

  • KY Gives Day - April 18

    We understand that the expense of a quality arts education is the main reason why many children miss this opportunity to take music lessons. Many expenses are incurred in an ongoing program like CMA’s, and we rely on donations to provide children in downtown Lexington with free musical training.

    Kentucky Gives Day is an online 24-hour annual fundraising event bringing charities and Kentuckians – near and far – together for a powerful day of action. Each year, the event gives Kentuckians the opportunity to support causes they care about and gives Kentucky’s nonprofits the opportunity to share their amazing stories – all through one giving site and in just 24 hours!

    Please consider donating to the Central Music Academy as a part of KY Gives Day.

  • 2017 Honors Recital

    You're invited to the Central Music Academy Honors Recital on Friday, March 3, 2017! 

    Join us at the Carrick Theater at the Mitchell Fine Arts Center on Transylvania University's campus for a performance by CMA students. Following the recital, a reception with hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be held in CMA's new building located at 338 N. Upper Street, one block from the theater. Tickets are free but reservations are encouraged. For more information, please contact