Community School of the Arts

Welcome to the Goshen College Community School of the Arts! We hope you find a way to connect to our musical community, whether you are young or old, beginner or advanced! Music has the power to inspire and heal, and to set off fireworks in our brains: start your musical journey today at the Community School of the Arts!

The CSA offers a variety of lessons and ensembles for all ages and ability levels. Please browse our site, and if you have any questions, please contact us at 574-535-7849 or

Registration for Fall 2019 semester opens July 15, 2019

Online registration will be open for all activities.

Upcoming CSA Choir Auditions!

The CSA Choirs are holding OPEN auditions for students in grades 3-12 on Sunday August 18 and Monday August 19!

Audition for the CSA Youth Honors Orchestras!

The CSA Youth Honors Orchestras (grades 7-12) will be holding scheduled auditions in August!

Registration for Music Together 2019-20 activities opens July 15

10-session family classes for children birth to age 5 and their caregivers will be held in various locations in Elkhart County. Whole-year registration discounts available!

Music Together is visiting the Elkhart County 4-H Fair!

Goshen College Music Together will have a booth in the Scavenger Hunt on Kids' Day -- Wed. July 24, 2019

Youth Honors Orchestras welcome new directors

Dr. Caleb Wenzel and Dr. Rose Wollman will direct the Symphony and Concert Orchestras beginning with the 2019-20 season.

CSA offering FREE Music Together classes for babies and caregivers

Classes are held in various locations in Elkhart and Goshen and are FREE to participants

CSA Featured Offerings

Private & Group Lessons

Experience the richness of music through study and performance, building skills and sharing the joy of music through performance in Goshen College’s magnificent Rieth Recital Hall! Open to students of all ages, from youth to retirees!

Learn more about Private and Group Lessons


Our choral and orchestral ensembles are targeted for students of all ages, from elementary through high school!

Learn more about our ensembles

Music Together®

For children up to age 8 and their families, Music Together® classes are based on the recognition that all children are musical. Get started making music today at one of our many locations in Goshen and Elkhart!

Learn more about the Music Together program!

News & Updates

  • The Registration Deadline for Fall 2019 lessons and activities is Friday, August 16, 2019. Please register before this date in order to avoid late fees.
  • Most private lessons and ensembles will begin the week of August 19, 2019. Please be in contact with your applied teacher to confirm lesson dates and times.
  • Financial aid for private lessons and for ensembles is available for families with need. The preferential deadline for financial aid applications is Friday, August 2, 2019.