• 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

  • GoodGiving Challenge

    The Central Music Academy is a proud partner in the GoodGiving Challenge!

    Sponsored by the Blue Grass Community Foundation and Smiley Pete Publishing, the Good Giving Challenge is a five-week online fundraiser that begins today and runs though December 31st. CMA is one of 120 local nonprofits participating, and you can donate here!

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    The Central Music Academy is partnering with WUKY for the 2016 Fall Instrument Drive.

    Do you have an instrument in good condition that you are not using? Consider donating it to the Central Music Academy!

    Donations can be dropped off at 105 Spruce St. Contact Michelle at 859.221.2190 to schedule an appointment. All donations are tax-deductible.

  • 2016 CMA Rocks The House

    Help us honor the work of founding CMA Board member Dr. George Zack, our 2016 CMA Rocks the House special guest. Come out to the 3rd Annual CMA Rocks the House for a fantastic evening of fun, food, music, and art at ArtsPlace! Guests will enjoy wine, beer and hors d'oeuvres while bidding on unique vinyl record artwork created by noted local artists. Musical entertainment will be provided by CMA students and teachers. Enjoy a fabulous evening supporting the arts and underserved youth in the community!
    Thank you to Kinetic Vet for being the Platiumn Record Presenting Sponsor

    Online bids for record art are open to everyone, even if you can't join us at the event. Online bids will close at 12pm on September 30, 2016, and the final bidding opportunity will be available to event attendees at the event on September 30th between 7:00-9:00pm. Shipping of artwork can also be arranged for out-of-town buyers as needed.