The Community School of the Arts (CSA) is one of the many on campus programs that enables Wheaton College to engage with the surrounding community through the arts and education. CSA offers Suzuki and/or traditional (preparatory) music lessons, early childhood music, visual art classes for youth and adults, as well as summer camps, children’s choirs, handbell ensembles and special needs music classes, reaching over 1800 students annually from 50 Chicago suburbs.
CSA also offers free music concerts and visual art exhibits throughout the year featuring our faculty and students.
CSA’s mission is to honor and glorify God through teaching and inspiring students in the performing and visual arts, guiding them toward their full potential while encouraging them, in turn, to enrich the lives of others. CSA cultivates appreciation for the arts through performances and special events, encouraging students to become better individuals and better citizens by providing them with these opportunities to share their talents.
CSA provides individualized instruction to meet each student's needs, building nurturing relationships among students, parents, and teachers. Many of CSA’s long-standing faculty members hold advanced degrees in their respective fields, have years of experience, and are dedicated to shaping the artistic journeys of their students.
CSA's administrative offices (Open M-F 8-3pm) and music studios are located on the Wheaton College campus. For more information on programs, faculty, and events, please visit the Community School of the Arts.