The Arcadia High School Creative Musical Arts and Sciences Program

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In addition to the dozen of other event on the CMAS calendar,Songwriter Night Concerts (attendance required of all current CMAS students) areThursday, Nov. 29th, 2017, 7pm, AHS Auditorium and Thursday, May 16th, 2018, 7pm, AHS Auditorium

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.

"I believe education is not just about what came before, or what’s happening now, but what will be in the future. I believe that everything you create is a reflection of not just who you are but who you will become.I believe your creative process is the key to all your dreams.CMAS is intended to allow you to explore your own creative process with no creative restrictions of any kind.To allow you to thrive in an atmosphere specifically attuned to your creative goals.To give you the tools and the experience to be successful.To help you unlock your dreams." - Richard Maxwell