Calgary Arts Summer School Association Presents

2016 Calgary Arts Summer School

Summer School Fine Arts Courses for All Ages 

We are Calgary's Summer School for the Arts!


We Offer Fine Arts Courses and Workshops

We started over twenty years ago with the brilliant idea of providing a summer workshop for piano students. We now offer seven fine arts courses and workshops and a special guest artist recital. Our courses are designed for fun and education for a wide range of interests and ages. Read further to see what we offer and if something interests you, click on the program title for more details. 

Our courses are offered in Calgary, Canada.


Camp and Workshop Summary

Musical Theatre Showtime

This is a six-day program for students aged nine to nineteen years. Participants study singing, acting, stage movement and set design. They plan and produce a musical which is then performed at the end of the week.

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Hillbilly Hayride 2015 Musical Theatre Showtime


Exploring the Arts Camp

Developed by four of Calgary's leading arts educators, this five-day camp provides children aged four to ten an introduction to the four artistic disciplines of music, drama, movement and art. Participants are grouped according to age and experience.


PlayWriting Camp 

In a dramatic and fun-filled week of half day camps, students from seven to twelve learn how to write, rehearse and perform their own unique play in just five days.


Piano Camp 

During this five-day program, pianists aged ten to adult work on prepared solo repertoire and ensemble pieces with instruction from at least six different instructors, including guest clinicians. Workshops are provided on a variety of topics such as performance anxiety, piano technique, improvisation, composition, drama, art and writing. Students perform in two recitals to showcase the results of their efforts.

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Piano Camp 2015


Piano Pedagogy Workshop 

This workshop is appropriate for piano teachers and advanced students. Highly-respected guest clinicians present lectures and interactive sessions exploring various approaches and materials for piano instruction. 


CASS Recital 

Guest performers present a professional concert recital which is open to the public. Tickets are available at the door or in advance.


Adult Piano Camp 

The Adult Piano Camp is an intense three-day program for adult "piano enthusiasts" of all levels.


Jazz Keyboard Workshop

Organized by well-known Calgary jazz pianist Derek Stoll, those interested in learning about keyboard jazz performance and technique will have four days of fun doing what they love to do. Designed for those from thirteen to adult.


Registration Starts in January

Calgary Arts Summer School is popular and many camps fill early. The earlier you register, the more likely it is that you will get a spot in your choice of Camp. Avoid disappointment by registering early.

Go directly to our registration page.


Consider a CASSA Gift Certificate for the Artist in Your Life! 

Buy a Gift Certificate for a CASSA Camper


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If you want to provide assistance to friend or relative to attend a CASSA camp or workshop, consider buying a gift certificate, available for any amount you choose. 

A CASSA gift certificate may be used toward any CASSA program. Decide the amount you want to give, fill in the gift certificate then mail both the certificate and a cheque for your chosen amount to Calgary Arts Summer School Association at #201, 11420 – 27 Street SE, Calgary, AB T2Z 3R6. We'll look after the rest.


Photos on this page courtesy of Gus van Helden


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