Community School of Music and Arts at Finn Center

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About the Community School of Music and Arts[edit]

The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) at Finn Center was founded in Mountain View, California, in 1968. The school is now the largest non-profit provider of art and music education programs in both Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, and is one of the top 10 schools of its kind in the nation.

CSMA is Northern California’s largest non-profit provider of arts education programs and, with a$4.9 million budget and 160-member staff and faculty, it is one of the ten largest community schools in the United States. Located in one of the global capitals of creativity, CSMA is dedicated to instilling, training and nurturing creativity for all stages of life. Headquartered in the city of Mountain View, CSMA directly serves over 22,660 people of all ages, skill levels and economic means each year, including 10,660 students in more than 600 classrooms at 32 schools in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.

CSMA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization,[1] and is a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education.

About Finn Center[edit]

Finn Center is CSMA's first permanent home. Opened in January 2004, it is an $11.7 million, 25,000-square-foot (2,300 m2) building housing 17 music studios, classrooms, a ceramics studio, a digital arts lab, a teacher resource center, a recital hall, the 200+ seat Tateuchi Hall for concerts, and exhibition space in Mohr Gallery. The building was designed by Mark Cavagnero Associates, and has received awards for design excellence (American Institute of Architects, Architectural Record, and Business Week.)

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  1. ^ [1], Guidestar Report

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Coordinates: 37°24′29″N 122°06′39″W / 37.408005°N 122.11082°W / 37.408005; -122.11082