Summer Music Workshops

Take your playing to a new level! CSMA's intensive Summer Music Workshops are led by outstanding CSMA and guest faculty. The 2019 Summer Music Workshop schedule will be announced in February 2019.

About Summer Music Workshops

In CSMA’s Summer Music Workshops, you’ll find:

  • Individual and group instruction for every student
  • Solo, small & large ensemble repertoire
  • Digital music instruction in composition and recording
  • Music theory sessions
  • Special lectures and demonstrations
  • Opportunity to work with accompanists and faculty
  • Student and faculty performances in Tateuchi Hall, CSMA’s performance venue

2019 Session Dates

The 2019 Summer Music Workshop schedule will be announced in February 2019.

Past Workshops:

  • Theory Bootcamp, Gr 5-8
  • Composing for the Small Ensemble, Gr 5-1/li>
  • ABRSM Level 5 Theory Prep, Gr 5-12
  • Crash Course in Musical History: Classical Music, Gr 5-12
  • Crash Course in Musical History: Popular Music, Gr 5-12
  • Digital Music Creations, Gr 5-12
  • GarageBand, Gr 5-12
  • Junior String Quartet Workshop, Gr 6-8
  • Music at Tateuchi, Gr 6-12
  • Train to be the Voice - Vocal Workshop, Gr 6-12
  • Advanced Placement Theory Prep, Gr 8-12
  • String Quartet Workshop, Gr 9-12

Music at Tateuchi is a two-week, intensive summer program offering high level training to intermediate and advanced string players and pianists that are selected by video audition. Learn more here.


  • Minimum of 2 years of private lessons on instrument. Private lessons do not need to have been taken at CSMA.
  • Students should have a secure knowledge of music reading at the student’s level.
  • Some workshops require faculty approval or audition.
  • See individual workshop descriptions for detailed prerequisite information and/or specific requirements.

Once workshop registration is confirmed, students will be asked to provide the following info:

  • Instrument(s)
  • Name of private lesson teacher(s)
  • List of 5 pieces of music learned in previous six months
  • Number of years of private lessons
  • Number of years of ensemble experience

Registered students will be advised about how/what to prepare for their workshop.