Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Community School of Music and Arts

aka CSMA

Mountain View, CA

Mission

CSMA inspires excellence through art and music education for people of all ages and abilities.

Ruling Year

1969

Executive Director

Vickie Scott Grove

Main Address

230 San Antonio Circle

Mountain View, CA 94040 USA

Keywords

Art, music, arts education, school, music and art classes

EIN

23-7023900

 Number

3068645235

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Visual Arts Organizations (A40)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

In 2004, CSMA opened its first permanent home, the award-winning Finn Center. Onsite, we provide lessons, classes, camps and workshops in music, visual and new media arts, as well as free concerts, exhibitions and cultural events. In the community, CSMA provides ongoing, systematic music and art instruction for thousands of elementary school children to replace the programs cut as a result of decreased public funding. Through our Art4Schools and Music4Schools programs, more than 20,000 children at 51 schools in 11+ school districts throughout San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties receive weekly, sequential, standards-based art and music curriculum annually. Nearly half of the students we serve qualify for reduced or free lunch. Full or partial program subsidies are offered in 13 Title One schools, including the federally-funded Head Start and Power of Preschool programs at the same four Mountain View Title One elementary schools, serving 130+ preschoolers from low-income, immigrant fami

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Music School

Art School

Arts4Schools Program

Community Outreach

Music4Schools

Where we workNew!

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

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Number of students served in our in-school programs

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

K-12 (5-19 years)

Context notes

The years are marked by school year not calendar year. For example, the year marked as 2014, this includes numbers for our 2014-2015 School Year.

Number of schools benfitting from our in-school programs

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Context notes

The years are marked by school year/fiscal year, not calendar year. For example, the year marked as 2014, this includes numbers for our 2014-2015 School Year.

Total number of classes offered

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Context notes

The years are marked by school year not calendar year. For example, the year marked as 2014, this includes numbers for our 2014-2015 School Year.

Total number of free performances given

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Context notes

The years are marked by school year not calendar year. For example, the year marked as 2014, this includes numbers for our 2014-2015 School Year.

Total number of students participating in private lessons

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Music School

Context notes

The years are marked by school year not calendar year. For example, the year marked as 2014, this includes numbers for our 2014-2015 School Year.

Number of students taking classes on-site

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Context notes

The years are marked by school year not calendar year. For example, the year marked as 2014, this includes numbers for our 2014-2015 School Year.

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

CSMA's aims to be our region's preeminent art and music education center where all students, regardless of age, ability, or economic means, have access to a high quality arts education, which enriches their lives. In addition to our school-based programs, CSMA aspires to serve the community as a whole, offering free events and promoting the role and importance of the arts in the lives of our community members. CSMA always strives to enhance our governance, leadership, and finance needed to achieve program outcomes and fulfill our strategic vision.

To achieve these goals, CSMA is focusing on expanding opportunities for our students, including evaluating our financial aid policies, developing our arts and music curriculums to ensure maximum impact across schools and grade levels, and focusing on strategic partnerships with school districts, other nonprofits, and corporations. CSMA is also committed to enhancing our community presence at the Finn Center, creating more opportunities for community involvement, identifying opportunities for community recognition of the school, and growing partnerships to collaborate on joint events and initiatives.

To implement these strategies, CSMA has identified several goals within each focus area to guide our progress. Beginning with our financial aid, CSMA will evaluate financial aid policies, capturing data and setting new guidelines and standards to ensure maximum program impact across schools and grade levels. Additionally, CSMA will develop our Art and Music School programs at the Finn Center by focusing curricula on design thinking, actualization, and practical applications of the arts, expanding capacity of on-site lessons, and developing further corporate partnerships. In-school programs will continue expanding into new school districts, focusing on strategic partnerships, developing specific program modules, and aligning our curriculum to Common Core, National Arts and CA state standards. Finally, CSMA will identify opportunities to work jointly with leading nonprofits, expand the Community Concert Series, art exhibitions, and speakers, and identify opportunities for engagement in the community by our leadership team.

In our commitment to our strategic vision, CSMA has set a series of metrics and activities to measure our progress. These include measuring the numbers of students, classrooms, teaching hours, concerts, exhibitions, event attendance, corporate and nonprofit partnerships etc. to adequately understand whether we are increasing our program scope and community presence. CSMA will also be monitoring our market share of in-school involvement in local school districts, documenting metrics on students receiving financial aid, and developing concrete class offerings, program modules, and policies.

To date, CSMA has completed an evaluation of our financial aid model, implemented new policies and scholarships, increased our aid to both schools and individuals, and improved our communications on the program. Our in-school programs are continuing to expand to a growing number of schools and gaining a larger presence in key school districts; we have increased the minimum number of weeks for both Arts4Schools and Music4Schools to ensure consistent quality of programs for all students. CSMA's Music School has continued to develop corporate partnerships now working at 7 Google sites, YouTube, and Intel, and is exploring possibilities to increase capacity for private lessons throughout. CSMA's community events continue to draw large crowds with many concerts at capacity and energetic feedback about the diversity and quality of offerings from community members. To continue developing our community presence, we are focusing on enhancing communications and coverage of community events, and while we strengthen our partnerships with Stanford Live, Abilities United, Achieve Kids, the Morgan Autism Center, and most recently, the Mountain View Rotary, CSMA is looking to gain additional partners for future endeavors.

External Reviews

Affiliations & Memberships

National Guild for Community Arts Education

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Financials

Community School of Music and Arts

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes