What is CSPA?

Community School for the Performing Arts (CSPA) is a partnership between Kansas State University School of Music, Theatre, and Dance (MTD) and Manhattan Arts Center. The mission of this joint venture is to provide the highest level of performing arts education to the region, which complements, supplements, and supports the arts education efforts of school and community organizations.

Through CSPA, MTD and MAC work together to create new arts education offerings, recruit and identify highly qualified instructors, and advocate for arts education in Manhattan and surrounding areas.

CSPA is supported through the Lincoln and Dorothy Deihl Endowed Fund Grant Committee and the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation.

Register for Classes or Lessons


To register for classes, click the Register Now button on this page or contact MAC at 785-537-4420. 

To register for private lessons, please complete the Private Lesson Inquiry Form. Once the form is submitted, you will be contacted to schedule private lessons. 


We offer YES! Fund scholarships for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch. Please contact MAC at 785-537-4420 for more information when registering.