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Susan Burrell Hutchinson
Community Arts Connection

About CSA

The CSA Community Arts Connection, named after our First Lady of Arkansas, Susan Hutchinson, offers our current after school, evening, and weekend programs for children from age 3-adult.  Group classes and private one-on-one instruction are offered with performances, exhibits, and recitals an important part of the program.  In the summer weekly camps and lessons abound for children and teens. There are many program offerings to choose from including areas in music, theatre, dance, and visual art.  We also offer classes and private sessions in Music Therapy taught by a nationally Board-Certified Music Therapist.  There is something for everyone.


CSA also offers outreach and residency programs for greater arts access.  Instructors provide weekly outreach arts activities to underserved children at area elementary schools at no cost. Through residencies, CSA contracts with public, private, and non-profit organizations to provide instructors.  Thank you, First Lady, for your support of Community School of the Arts!

Four Major Program Areas





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Tuition & Payment

Tuition payments are now easier than ever!

Private Lessons

CSA offers private lessons year-round. Tuition for private lessons is paid monthly. Tuition is due on the first of each month and will be automatically withdrawn from your account. If a transaction is declined for any reason, you will be charged a fee of $25. There will be a $5 processing fee for those who are not enrolled in recurring payments and a $10 processing fee for those who are not consistent with their enrollment. Statements will not be sent as a monthly reminder; please note when tuition is due. Lessons continue each month unless a written notice to stop lessons is given to CSA one month prior to ending. You may also choose to pay for a full semester or year of lessons. Tuition must be paid 24 hours prior to the time of instruction and is non-refundable. Failure to pay will result in a $25 late fee due the day of the first lesson. Send payments to PO Box 11881, Fort Smith, AR 72917.


Music Therapy

Music therapy fees will be determined based upon your individualized plan.  Once your consultation and assessment is complete, the therapist will design a plan specific to your needs.  Cost will then be assessed and a schedule of payments set.


Theatre Companies, Classes, Ensembles, Camps & All Other Activities


Payment for all activities is due on or before the first day of class.  This includes all classes, camps, and ensembles.  To reserve a spot in one of our theatre companies, a $100 deposit is due at the time of registration.  This deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable and is applied to the tuition.  Tuition is non-refundable if a student chooses to drop a class. Fees are assessed for all credit card transactions.  

Payments must be made during our office hours: M-Th 9am-6pm and F 9am-5pm. CSA accepts cash, checks made payable to Community School of the Arts, or a Visa, MasterCard, AmEx, or Discover card.

For questions, Call us at 479-434-2020 to find out more or email us at

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