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What Is Community Music Academy?

The TLU Community Music Academy (CMA) is a nonprofit 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.

Fall 2023 Registration Opens Aug. 1 for All Classes

Level 1 Classes will receive registration information by email. If you are new to the CMA and looking for a beginning string class, please contact Shareen Vader or submit a new student form.

All Other Classes Register Here

Programs Offered


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.

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TLU Community Music Academy is supported in part by The Texas Commission On The Arts, The United Way, And The Mid-Texas Symphony.

Texas Lutheran University and the Community Music Academy assure that all facilities used for our programs are accessible to people with special needs, per Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The CMA provides readily achievable, reasonable accommodations as warranted. Contact CMA Director Shareen Vader to request special accommodations of any kind.

The CMA would not be possible without the support of many individual donors along with these wonderful people and organizations:

Lindenbaum Family Endowment
Texas Lutheran University
National Endowment for the Arts
Guadalupe County United Way
Mid-Texas Symphony
Jennifer & Porfirio Dubón
The Dubón Family Foundation
Barbara Ringen
Texas Commission on the Arts
Seguin ISD
The Seguin Rotary Club

Contact Us

Shareen Vader

Do you have a question? Get in touch.