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 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

2018 Session Dates

  • June 4 - August 10
  • All workshops are one week (5 days) except for Music at Tateuchi (2 wks/11 days)

What We Offer

  • Theory Bootcamp, Gr 5-8: June 11-June 15, July 30-August 3
  • Composing for the Small Ensemble, Gr 5-12: June 4-June 8
  • ABRSM Level 5 Theory Prep, Gr 5-12: June 25-June 29
  • Crash Course in Musical History: Classical Music, Gr 5-12: June 11-June 15
  • Crash Course in Musical History: Popular Music, Gr 5-12: July 30-August 3
  • Digital Music Creations, Gr 5-12: July 16-July 20
  • GarageBand, Gr 5-12: June 18-June 22
  • Junior String Quartet Workshop, Gr 6-8: June 11-June 15
  • Music at Tateuchi, Gr 6-12: July 9-July 21
  • Train to be the Voice - Vocal Workshop, Gr 6-12: June 25-June 29
  • Advanced Placement Theory Prep, Gr 8-12: August 6-August 10
  • String Quartet Workshop, Gr 9-12: June 4-June 8

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.