Arts, Culture, and Humanities

The Mitchellville Community School of the Arts, Inc.

  • Mitchellville, MD
  • www.mitchellvillecsa.org

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Mission Statement

The Mitchellville Community School of the Arts mission is to provide affordable, high quality arts instruction for the residents of Prince George?s County, MD and the Greater Capital Area, and to increase opportunities for artists. MCSA offers multi-disciplinary, non-degree programs in performing, visual, and literary arts for children and adults of all ages. Through our instructional programs, public performances, and arts enrichment opportunities, MCSA aims to advance artistic and cultural development in our area of service. As a member of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts, MCSA provides a nurturing environment where all people can be exposed to and pursue the arts as a life-long avocation, and where motivated students have access to intensive training in specific disciplines.

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ruling year

2002

Principal Officer

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Ms. Cheryl Nkeba

Keywords

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Community Arts, Arts, Music, Visual Arts, Creative Writing

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Also Known As

MCSA

EIN

51-0415162

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Arts Service Activities/Organizations (A90)

Music (A68)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Program 1

MCSA operates programs in two studio locations (Bowie and Mt. Rainier), and provides service to schools and community organizations in and around Prince George?s County. Our programs include private and group instruction in various disciplines of the performing, visual, and literary arts, as well as public events, workshops and performances at MCSA and throughout the community. In FY07, MCSA greatly increased our service to community organizations through partnership programs offered at both of our new studio locations. In addition to our regular lessons and classes, over 70 school-age children received low- or no-cost arts instruction in after-school enrichment programs. School service programs, for which MCSA provides curriculum design and instruction, reached an additional 170 children in Prince George?s and Anne Arundel Counties. Overall in FY07, over 400 students participated in MCSA programs, ranging in age from 2 to 87 years old. As part of our service to students and the community, MCSA also presents student and faculty concerts, public workshops, special classes, and exhibits throughout the year. In addition, the school responds to requests to provide performers or other special programming at festivals, award ceremonies and other events. In-house performance programs alone regularly benefit over 1,200 audience members each year.

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The Mitchellville Community School of the Arts, Inc.

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Principal Officer

Ms. Cheryl Nkeba

BIO

Cheryl M. Nkeba is the founder of the Mitchellville Community School of The Arts. Ms. Nkeba Ms. Nkeba brings more than 30 years of musicianship to the organization, having earned a GPD (bassoon) from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, a M.M. from West Virginia University and a B.S. from Norfolk State University. She is also a graduate of the Arts Management in Community Institutions summer institute, the only professional development program in the US specifically designed to meet the needs of community schools of the arts. Ms. Nkeba has performed as principal bassoonist with the Capital Wind Symphony, and as bassoonist with the Soulful Symphony and the Prince George's Philharmonic. She serves on the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) Multicultural Committee, and on the MSAC Music Panel from 1995-98 & 2002-present. Active in community arts, Ms. Nkeba has received several grants/awards for performance as well as educational projects and is a member of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts. Formerly the Coordinator of Education Programs for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, she has worked an arts management consultant and the director of instrumental music (Wind & Percussion) at public and private schools including: The Gilman School (Baltimore), Holton-Arms (Bethesda), Frederick Community College (Frederick), The Baltimore School of the Arts, and Notre Dame Preparatory School (Towson). In establishing the Mitchellville Community School of The Arts, Mrs. Nkeba has recognized the need for teaching artists to reach a much wider audience than is possible within the context of individual teaching studios. Within MCSA, Ms. Nkeba has inculcated a philosophy that children and adults of all ages have the ability to develop latent talents and abilities in the arts. Ms. Nkeba has endorsed the philosophy that if there is a desire to learn, and appropriate practice is combined with excellent teaching, students of all ages can seek and achieve new heights of expertise.

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