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Affordable Music Instruction & Classes
for Children & Adults

 Mission Statement

The Community Academy of Music and Arts (CAMA) is a community based program offering a  diverse program of fine arts education for students of every age, gender, and race fostering  artistic expression, performance, growth and appreciation of the arts in the greater Nashville  area by providing the highest quality arts instruction. Our program is learner centered and  service centered to create awareness of TSU in the community.   

CAMA History

CAMA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that was first established in 2008.The founder,  Christa Williams was an instructor of private piano at Tennessee State University. It later came  under the direction of Rod Bronaugh, who continued its growth by establishing a variety of  programs that have become signature to CAMA including the Safari Arts camp, Musical Theater camp and the CAMA boys choir which was modeled after the iconic Harlem Boys Choir. CAMA  structural expansion has continued under the direction of Dylan Griffith and is seeing continued  growth under Kaylina Madison Crawley tutelage. 

Music Lessons

Dates: Lessons may begin on the first day of classes at the university (Jan. 13), and end on the last day of classes (April 25).

Times: 8:00 am – 8pm (It is the responsibility of the instructor and student and/or legal guardian to collaborate on a consistent weekly lessons day and time).

Ages: 6+

Fees: $60 for four 30-minute lessons, $120 for eight 30-minute lessons (student must provide own instrument during the lesson unless piano).

Registration: Please click here to open the application for Spring 2020 music lessons.

Group Piano Class

Dates: Every Wednesday during the month of February

Time: 6 pm – 7 pm

Location: Strange Performing Arts Center, Room 283A (Piano Lab)

Ages: 18+

Fees: $40 for the course

Registration: Please click here to open the application for Spring 2020 group piano class.

Summer Program Offerings

Musical Theater Camp

Date: : July-6th-31st 2020 Time: 8:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m Ages: 8-17 Tuition: $275 (Breakfast, lunch, and snack included)

As CAMA's highly popular summer program, the musical theatre camp is geared for youth ages to experience the life of a Broadway star in a musical production in which they'll star! This experience includes vocal instruction, dance, stage management, and acting. The program will conclude with a final performance for family & friends showcasing the youth along with their NEW thespian knowledge and understanding.

Want More CAMA?

CAMA is in the process of expanding to a year long program with an emphasis on community outreach.  Check out one of our community concert with the ALIAS Ensemble


CAMA Director: Kaylina Madison Crawley  615- 963-5356 
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