The Gadsden Community School for the Arts is located in the Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts at 501 Broad Street in Downtown Gadsden, Alabama, and offers classes in Music and Visual Arts for Spring, Summer, and Fall Semesters. Music classes are taught in a one-on-one format, one student per instructor, in half hour or hourly lessons, once a week for the semester. Spring and Fall Semesters are 16 week courses, and Summer Semester is an 8 week course. Visual Arts classes are taught in a small class style, with minimum class size requirements, which vary according to the class.
As a National Guild member, GCSA is committed to ensuring all people have opportunities to maximize their creative potential.
Like all GCAF projects, the Gadsden Community School for the Arts is funded by the support of the Alabama State Council on the Arts.
General Information Guide
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In order to participate in any Gadsden Community School for the Arts activity, students must complete a registration form at the beginning of each new semester. The GCSA Registration Form may be completed and returned in person or by mail to the Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts or a student may be registered by phone at 256.543.2787, ext. 0. A $15 non-refundable registration fee is due at the time of registration each semester for each class/lesson taken per student. The registration fee must be paid before a student’s name may be placed on any studio or class roster. The registration fee can be paid with cash, check, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or Visa. This fee is waived for members of the Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts.A registration form is available at:
Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts
501 Broad Street
Gadsden, AL 35901
256.543.2787, ext. 0
The amount required for tuition at the GCSA depends on the instructor. Tuition does not include music, books, supplies, etc, unless noted in the class description. As mentioned above, the $15 non-refundable registration fee is due at the time of registration. Tuition will be split into payments unless a student chooses to pay the balance in full up front. The tuition payments for the semester will be divided as follows: one payment of one-fourth of the tuition is due before classes and lessons begin; payments of one-fourth of the tuition are then due by the fifteenth of the month until the balance is paid in full.
An additional $5 will be added to the balance for all payments not made by the last day of the month. If payments are not made in accordance with the above terms, students will not be allowed to register for future semesters. If, in the judgment of the GCSA, it becomes necessary to engage the services of a collection agency or attorney to settle the dispute in connection with the above terms, the individual who signs the registration form agrees to pay the collection fee or the attorney fees, reasonable expenses, and cost incurred. Please note that the individual who signs the GCSA Registration Form is understood to agree to the above listed terms.
*If a semester is already in progress, a student’s tuition will be prorated to reflect the number of weeks remaining within that semester.
* The GCSA accepts cash, check, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and Visa.