Summer Music Workshops

Take your playing to a new level! CSMA’s intensive music workshops are led by outstanding international teams of CSMA and guest faculty.

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 & recording
  • Music theory sessions
  • Special lectures & demonstrations
  • Opportunity to work with accompanists & faculty
  • Student and faculty performances in Tateuchi Hall, CSMA’s performance venue

What We Offer

  • String Quartet Workshop, Gr 4-12, June 5-9
  • Digital Music Creations, Gr 5-12, June 5-9
  • Composing for Small Ensemble, Gr 5-12, June 12-16
  • Cello Workshop with Irene Sharp, Gr K-12, June 18-23
  • Train to be “The Voice” Vocal Workshop, Gr 6-12, June 26-30
  • ABRSM Level 5 Theory Prep, Gr 5-12, July 10-14
  • Music at Tateuchi, Gr 6-12, July 10-21 (formerly the Summer Strings Institute) Learn more about Music at Tateuchi!
  • Theory 1-3 Combo, Gr 5-8, July 31-August 4
  • Project Rock, Gr 5-10, July 31-August 4
  • AP Music Theory Prep, Gr 8-12, August 7-11

For a full schedule and descriptions of the 2017 Summer Music Workshops, visit our online registration site or browse our catalog.


  • Students should have studied an instrument for a minimum of 1-2 years (unless otherwise noted). Instrument 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.

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.