GCSA Class & Enrollment

The Gadsden Community School for the Arts offers instruction in strings, woodwind, brass, voice and more.

Enrollment Forms

Registration Form Gadsden Community School for the Arts

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GCSA General Information Guide

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GCSA / EYO / DDC Funds for Access Scholarship Application

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Financial Aid Forms EYO Addendum

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For your convenience, we’ve posted the necessary enrollment form online. You may fill it out and either save it and email it to gcsa@culturalarts.org or mail it to GCSA, P. O. Box 1507, Gadsden, AL 35902.

Class Schedule

Spring 2022 Schedule

Registration opens to current students at 10 am on December 1, 2021 and opens to new students at 10 am on December 15, 2021.

The 2022 Spring Semester is a 16-week term beginning January 10, 2022 and ending May 5, 2022. A *$15 Non-Refundable registration fee is due at the time of registration to reserve a lesson time or position in a class or workshop. Instructor information is listed below along with his or her availability for class. Tuition is broken into four payments, due on the 15th of each month. Scholarships are available for those who qualify. For more information, please contact Susie Collins at (256)543-2787, ext. 0 or frontdesk@culturalarts.org.

*The $15 registration fee is waived if the student is a member if the Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts. Become a member and save $15 per semester for
every class/lesson that is taken at the Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts.

Course Listings

Diane Chong-Violin/Viola/Piano (Music)

Monday 10:00AM-7:00PM
Wednesday 10:00AM-7:00PM
$516/16-30-minute lessons ($129 monthly)

Susan DiBiase-Cello (Music)

Monday 1:30PM-5:30PM
$516/16-30-minute lessons ($129 monthly)

Tony Robinson-Drums (Music)

Tuesday 4:30PM-8:00PM
Wednesday 4:30PM-8:00PM
$460/16-30-minute lessons ($115 monthly)

Bryce Anderson-Violin (Music)

Monday 5:30PM-8:00PM
Tuesday 6:30PM-7:30PM
$460/16-30-minute lessons ($129 monthly)

Rachel Sherrod-Violin/Viola (Music)

Current Students Only
Wednesday 4:30PM-7:00PM
$460/16-30-minute lessons ($115 monthly)

Terry Williams-Guitar/Ukulele (Music)

Tuesday 2:00PM-4:30PM
Wednesday 3:00PM-5:30PM
$460/16-30-minute lessons ($115 monthly)

Doris Day-Voice/Piano (Music)

Tuesday 3:30PM-6:00PM
$516/16-30-minute lessons ($129 monthly)

Emmy Hengelveld-Bass (Music)

Wednesday 3:00PM-6:00PM
Thursday 3:00PM-6:00PM
$460/16-30-minute lessons ($115 monthly)

Corey Butts-Guitar (Music)

Monday 5:00PM-8:00PM
$460/16-30-minute lessons ($115 monthly)

Danny Thomas-Woodwinds (Music)

Wednesday 5:30PM-8:00PM
$460/16-30-minute lessons ($115 monthly)

Carol Hill-Art, Drawing and Painting

Kindergarten through Fifth Grade
Tuesday 4:00PM-5:30PM
Sixth through Eighth Grade
Thursday 4:00PM-5:30PM
$72.00 per four lessons (supplies included)
Total cost per semester $288.00



Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts
501 Broad Street, Gadsden, AL 35901


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Instructor Information


Diane Chong – Violin

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Terry Williams – Guitar

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Susan Di Biase – Cello

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Rachel Sherrod – Violin/Viola

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Tony Robinson – Drum/Percussion Instructor

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Danny Thomas – Woodwinds

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Bryce Anderson – Violin/Viola

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Carol Hill – Visual Arts

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Richard White – Visual Arts

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Financial Aid

About Financial Aid

Thanks to a leadership gift from the Gadsden Cultural Arts Foundation and additional gifts from other donors, the School for the Arts is able to provide partial financial aid to needy students who meet a series of qualifications. Aid is available to present or future students in all programs of the school. In order to qualify, students must submit this form along with a copy of their family’s most recent tax form to demonstrate significant financial need. Since funds are limited, please be sure to apply early.

Families must apply yearly for financial aid. In order to be renewed, students must show commitment through attendance at all activities required in the program funded. After one semester, students with significant absences may lose support for the next semester at the discretion of the registrar. In general, financial aid will cover only partial tuition, and never covers registration fees and instructional supply fees or instruments.

Award Obligations:

  • Consistent attendance at lessons, classes, and/or ensembles.
  • Consistent practice and preparation for lessons, classes, and ensembles.
  • Positive evaluations from teacher.
  • Recipient must pay tuition bills not covered by financial aid.