The Arcadia High School Creative Musical Arts and Sciences Program
CMAS named one of "Our 8 Favorite High School Music Programs in the US Right Now" by Soundfly.com, a leading online source for Creativity based Music Education resources, reviews, commentary and more. (October, 2018)
In addition to the dozens of other events being added to the CMAS calendar,The 2018-2019 Songwriter Night Concerts are:Wednesday, Nov. 28th, 2018, 7pm, AHS Auditorium and Thursday, May 16th, 2019, 7pm, AHS Auditorium(Attendance is required, at both Songwriter Nights, of all current CMAS students.All other CMAS events are optional.)
The nationally recognized Arcadia High School CMAS (Creative Musical Arts and Sciences) program, Phoenix, Arizona, is considered by many Music Education and Industry experts to be the model for Creativity based music programs. Students gain significant, real world, industry training while learning to develop and refine their own Creative process. Intended as a completely open creative platform, with no musical restrictions of any kind, students need no experience to be part of the program, and earn Fine Arts, Career and Technical Education, and even college credit, for their work. Each year CMAS presents dozens of original student performances, releases multiple albums, produces community events, and hosts numerous university Music Education student interns and student teachers. The program was created and is facilitated by Musician/Producer, and GRAMMY® nominee Richard Maxwell.