GCSA Class Schedule & Enrollment

The Gadsden Community School for the Arts offers instruction in strings, woodwind, brass, voice, visual arts, 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

Summer 2024
The 2024 Summer Semester is an 8-week term beginning Tuesday, May 28, 2024 and ending Thursday, July 25, 2024

Fall 2024
The 2024 Fall Semester is a 16-week term beginning Monday, August 12, 2024 and ending Thursday, December 5, 2024. Registration for returning students begins Monday, July 15, 2024. Classes do not meet the week of November 25-29. Registration for new students begins Monday, July 22, 2024.

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 their 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 Corey Butts at gcsa@culturalarts.org or (256) 543-2787, ext. 31.

*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.

By entering the facility, all visitors grant the Gadsden Cultural Arts Foundation, Inc. the right, but not the obligation, to photograph and film their likeness, as well as that of their minor children, for promotional purposes in any and all media now known or hereafter devised in perpetuity throughout the world. 

Fall 2024 Course Listings

Diane Chong-Violin/Viola/Piano

Monday and Wednesday
$516/16-30-minute lessons ($129 monthly)

Susan DiBiase-Cello

Monday and Wednesday
$516/16-30-minute lessons ($129 monthly)

Bryce Anderson-Violin/Viola

Tuesday 5:00PM-7:30PM
$460/16-30-minute lessons ($115 monthly)

Carmine Di Biase-Violin/Viola 

Monday and Wednesday
$460/16-30-minute lessons ($115 monthly)

Doris Day-Voice/Piano

Tuesday and Thursday
$516/16-30-minute lessons ($129 monthly)

Emmy Hengelveld-Bass

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Corey Butts-Guitar 

Monday 5:00PM-6:30PM
$460/16-30-minute lessons ($115 monthly)

Danny Thomas-Woodwinds

Tuesday and Wednesday
$460/16-30-minute lessons ($115 monthly)

Tony Robinson-Drums

Tuesday and Wednesday
$460/16-30-minute lessons ($115 monthly)

Keith Mayo-Trombone

Wednesday and Thursday (call for availability)
$460/16-30-minute lessons ($115 monthly)

Ralph Whitfield-Trombone

Monday 5:00PM-6:00PM
Wednesday 4:00PM-5:30PM
$520/16-30-minute lessons ($130 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

Kody Martinez
Guitar/Bass Guitar/Clarinet/Saxophone 

Monday and Tuesday
$460/16-30-minute lessons ($115 monthly)

Music instruction is also available in one-hour courses.

Please contact us for details.



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


(256) 543-2787

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Instructor Information


Diane Chong – Violin

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Susan Di Biase – Cello

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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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Corey Butts - Guitar

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Keith Mayo - Trombone

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Carmine Di Biase

Carmine Di Biase - Violin / Viola

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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.