The Central Music Academy will be closed for lessons on Friday, January 12 since FCPS are dismissing early due to predicted bad weather.We will also be closed on Sunday, January 14 and Monday, January 15 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
Lessons for the spring semester will start on Sunday, January 7. We are looking forward to another great year!
CMA will be open on Monday, October 2, Tuesday, October 3, and Wednesday, October 4.
We will be CLOSED on Thursday October 5, Friday, October 6, and Sunday, October 8 due to FCPS Fall Break.
A review of the MoonTower Music Festival, written by Walter Tunis, Contributing Music Writer of LexGo. CMA was lucky enough to be the non-profit partner of the MoonTower Music Festival, August 26, 2017. Thanks so much to the many volunteers & workers for making it an amazing event!
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!
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.
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
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.
A local foundation has challenged CMA to a $30,000 matching grant! We need your help to reach our goal by June 30, 2017. The foundation will match any amount given by new donors dollar-for-dollar. For 2016 supporters, the foundation will match any amount above their 2016 gifts.