About Community Music Academy
The TLU Community Music Academy is a non-profit community music school providing music education to students of all ages and levels of ability. The mission of the CMA is to enrich the community and transform lives by pursuing excellence in string and choral music education in a stimulating, nurturing and fun environment.
Through the Lindenbaum Outreach Program, the Community Music Academy offers:
- A free two-year curriculum of weekly after-school group Strings Classes at select elementary schools in Seguin, Navarro, and New Braunfels ISDs.
- Beginning and Intermediate Youth Orchestras providing continuing strings training and ensemble experience for students through high school.
- A Beginning Choir on the TLU campus, open to 1-3 graders from Seguin, Navarro, and New Braunfels ISDs.
- Intermediate and Advanced Youth Choirs providing continuing vocal training and choral experience for students through high school.
- Graduates of the Strings Classes and Beginning Choir are provided scholarships from the Lindenbaum Family Endowment to cover tuition for continued study in the Youth Orchestras and Youth Choirs.
The Community Music Academy also offers the CMA Performers, a group of advanced string chamber music ensembles receiving coaching from CMA instructors; private lessons in violin, viola, cello, bass, and guitar; and finally, the CMA’s summer Strings and Vocal Arts Camps provide an exciting encounter with music for newcomers and experienced musicians alike.
The CMA’s skilled and experienced instructors work with students’ families to create a supportive learning environment in which students are encouraged and challenged to continually develop in the areas of technical skill, musicianship, and music knowledge and appreciation. Through this process, students also grow in executive functioning skills, character, discipline, and respect for others.
The CMA serves the School of Music at Texas Lutheran University by bringing young musicians into the university environment, offering side-by-side performance opportunities for CMA students with university musicians, and creating teaching lab experiences for university music students.
The 2016-2017 Concert Attendance Challenge has begun!
Each concert attended by a student puts their name in a drawing for big prizes at the end of the year!
Rules and a long list of FREE and very affordable concerts here.
Community Music Academy 2016-2017 Schedule
January 19, 2017
CMA Youth Choir Spring Rehearsals begin
January 22, 2017
Intermediate Orchestra side-by-side concert with Mid-Texas Symphony and TLU Chamber Orchestra; 4:00pm @ Wupperman Little Theater, TLU Scheuch Fine Arts building
Week of January 23, 2017
First week of Lindenbaum Outreach Program String Classes, CMA Youth Orchestras, and Private Lessons
February 20, 2017
President's Day; no classes
March 13-17, 2017
Spring Break; no classes
April 3, 2017
Summer Camp & Private Lesson Registration begin online
April 22-23, 2017
Advanced/Mixed Youth Choir Tour
April 27, 2017
Youth Choirs Recital @ TLU Chapel, 7:00 p.m.
May 1, 2017
Solo Recital @ Seguin First Presbyterian Church, 7:00 p.m.
May 2, 2017
Strings Classes and Youth Orchestras Recital @ TLU Jackson Auditorium, 7:00 p.m.
May 26, 2017
Registration Deadline for Summer Private Lessons
June 5, 2017
Summer Private Lessons begin
July 7-21, 2017
Late Registration for Summer Camps - discounts and scholarships unavailable
July 24-28, 2017
Strings Camp, Vocal Arts Camp, and High School Vocal Arts Camp at TLU
TLU Community Music Academy is supported by
Also, Thanks to City Strings and Piano, providing Violin & Piano Lessons in Dallas-Fort Worth.
The TLU Community Music Academy now has an online giving option. If you believe in the mission of the CMA and have seen its positive impact on individual students, families, and the community at large, please consider donating. You are welcome to contact the CMA Director if you have any questions.
- Community Education
- Summer Programs
- Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification
- Community Music Academy
February 22, 2017 5:00 pm - May 1, 2017 7:00 pm
February 25, 2017 9:00 am - May 4, 2017 12:00 pm
March 1, 2017 5:00 pm - May 8, 2017 7:00 pm
March 1, 2017 all day
Events conclude April 19.
March 4, 2017 9:00 am - May 11, 2017 12:00 pm