Special Programs

The UCA Community School of Music will be offering special music festivals and competitions and hosting Open Houses for new programs during the year.  Information about those programs may be found on this page.


UCA CSM Second Annual Piano Festival


Piano students in grades K-12 are encouraged to participate in our second annual Piano Festival.  We invite students from both within the CSM and those who study outside the CSM to register and perform for our judges.  Students will receive helpful and encouraging feedback and may compete to win or earn points towards a Festival Trophy.

Date:  April 11, 2014               Location:  UCA Snow Fine Arts Center                 Time:  9am - 12pm

Students will perform two memorized pieces.  Entry fee is $7 for CSM students and $10 for non-CSM students.

Divisions are by grade:  K-2, 3-6, 7-12, and 10-12.  For additional information or to have an application mailed to you, call Christine Franklin at 501-837-5152 (Festival Director). or Teresa Bumgarner at 501-450-3672 (CSM Office).  You may also send an email to chrisf@uca.edu or tbumgarn@uca.edu.

Open House for the Alexander Technique Group Class:

Come to Snow Fine Arts room 316 on Sunday, Oct. 19 from 2-3pm to learn more about the Alexander Technique program and participate in a trial lesson with Cliff Hicks, certified AT instructor.  Check out our Alexander Technique page for additional information on the program.   The Open House is your opportunity to learn more about this valuable training and try it out before registering for the class.  Group Class is a real bargain, allowing you to take four classes for the usual price of one private lesson.