Charlotte Children's Choir Auditions

Charlotte Children's Choir Auditions

Request an audition online for the 2015-2016 season!

Summer Camp Registration

Summer Camp Registration

Opens online February 2nd

Transforming lives and inspiring community

Transforming lives and inspiring community

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CSA offers music classes for children ages 2 through 18 at locations across Charlotte. From Musical Steps to Saxophone Ensemble, our music classes nurture creativity in students of all ages.

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At more than ten locations across Charlotte, CSA teaches private lessons in musical instruments and art disciplines to students of all ages. Teaching students from age 4 to adults, our more than 40 faculty members work with students to bring the arts to life.

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With a variety of arts classes for students of all ages, CSA is proud to offer visual art programs, taught by our pool of professional artists. Pottery, painting, collage and comic book drawing are just a few of our popular art classes offered at CSA.


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PNC Grow Up Great

Growing Up Great with Discovery Place and Bethlehem Center

In 2013, CSA was awarded a more than $200,000 grant from PNC to partner with Discovery Place and Bethlehem Center to launch a two-year pilot program creating a new national model for integrating science and visual art into the pre-K curriculum. 

These three respected Charlotte institutions formed a unique partnership to change the preschool experience for 850 children at Bethlehem Center’s eight Head Start locations.  The program’s strategic goals will focus on teachers, students and families and on creating sustainable change in the educational process.   Teachers will become proficient in the design of integrated classroom activities, build confidence in teaching arts and science, and increase their arts and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) content knowledge. Students will engage in inquiry-based learning, and their reasoning skills—which have been in decline—will demonstrably improve. Families will be an integral part of the new educational process, creating a community of ‘learning households’ that routinely integrate arts and science into the home.

To accomplish these goals, CSA’s Early Childhood Arts Specialist and Discovery Place’s Early Childhood Science Specialist go into Bethlehem Center classrooms, working together with Bethlehem Center teachers to create lesson plans that integrate arts and sciences into the preschool curriculum. In addition, all preschoolers involved in the program visit CSA’s Preschool Arts Lab each year.


For more information on our Growing Up Great program, contact Ginny Boyd at or 704-377-4187.


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Welcome to Community School of the Arts

Community School of Arts

Community School of the Arts demonstrates that arts education transforms the human spirit and improves our region’s quality of life. CSA unleashes the creativity of future generations and brings joy, confidence and a sense of accomplishment to its students.

CSA takes pride in actively nurturing Charlotte’s future innovators, leaders and arts enthusiasts.

We hope you and your family can join us for inspiring programs throughout the year.

CSA's Upcoming Events

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Monday, August 24, 2015


 "Transforming lives and inspiring community through outstanding and accessible arts education."