Summer 2020 Recitals

Teacher: Phil Stewart


Alex Bersh, Drums — Solo Drums, Bersh

Atticus Cort, Drums — Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin, Michael Jackson

Harry Polsky, Drums — 21st Century Schizoid Man, King Crimson

Aiyan Alibhai, Guitar — Frolic, Mel Bay

Leonard Cheng, Guitar — Blue Collar Man, Styx

Dylan Knoll, Drums — Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Beatles

Kevin Blau, Anya Mover, Judah Reeis, & Luke Plamondon  — Twist and Shout, Bert Berns

Pearse Kintzel, Jesse Pyun, & Ginger Asen — Spiderhead, Cage the Elephant; Sway, Rolling Stones

Dear Students, Families and Friends,

Congratulations students on all you have accomplished this year! It has been impressive to see you adapt and excel during these challenging times. We hope that music has brought some joy and sense of normalcy to you in these past months. We are all excited to hear your music on your recital videos here today!

As you all may know, CSSMA is celebrating 30 years as the only nonprofit community school for the arts in Lower Manhattan. We believe in the transformative and therapeutic power of the arts and are dedicated to providing accessibility to the arts for all.

Sadly, due to the Covid crisis, funding has been slashed for the main programs we offer to actualize our mission of arts accessibility. Namely, our partnership to offer summer and after school arts programs to our students in the South Bronx, our scholarship funding, and our free chorus programs and teen program have all experienced cuts in funding.

If you are in a position to make a donation today, we are suggesting $30 in honor of our 30th anniversary. We are also about to launch a new Peer to Peer crowd-funding campaign to raise money for these crucial programs and hope you will consider becoming a fundraiser and opening up your network to help us reach our goal of raising $30,000 by the end of August! Look out for a message about that shortly.

Thank you for being a part of our Church Street School community. Congratulations again on all of your hard work!

Dr. Lisa Ecklund Flores, Executive Director

Join Church Street School for Virtual Summer!

This Summer we are offering 11 unique online classes for students off all ages! Class subjects range from music, to drama, and even studio art! Virtual Summer runs for eight weeks from June 29th to August 21st. To learn more head to the CSSMA website, and email to register.

Register for Fall 2020!

Fall registration is now open! Click here to see the full Fall 2020 class schedule. Early registration discounts are in effect until July 15th. If you would like to register please email

We’re Hosting an Open House!

Mark your calendars, CSSMA is hosting an Open House on Saturday, September 12th! More details to come.