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
  • 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

Please note that the Irene Sharp Cello Workshop has been cancelled for Summer 2017. Please contact Heather Paisar, Music Classes Program Coordinator, at for information regarding other summer programs at CSMA.

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.