Calgary Arts Summer School Association

Calgary Arts Summer School

"Discover the Fine Arts Within Yourself"

Summer School Fine Arts Courses for All Ages 

We are Calgary's Summer School for the Arts!

July 2 to August 1, 2014 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Go to specific camps to see locations and times.

CASSA Summer School is the Best Part of Summer 

Camp and Event Updates

July 20 Update

  • Piano Camp July 21 - 25: If you’re a potential Piano Camper who hasnt registered yet but still wants to attend this superb summer activity, call CASSA at 403.271.0418 for last-minute registration. Camp starts Monday July 21 at 9:00 am. Details about the camp are here
  • Piano Pedagogy Workshop July 28 is open* primarily to interested teachers but if you are an advanced student and want to know more about the teaching part of piano, you are also welcome. Take a serious look at PPW as part of your summer adventures.
  • Adult Piano Camp July 29 - 31 has openings*. Theres still time to join us for APC.
  • Jazz Keyboarding July 28 - August 1 has openings*. Join us if you are 13 or older and can play at a level equivalent to grade six RCM. See the JKW page for details. 
  • The CASS Recital is Monday July 28. Tickets are available online* (leave enough time for delivery). Tickets will also be available for purchase at the recital hall ½ hour prior to the performance at St.Vladimirs Centre. For more information on this recital, scroll down. 

* You can still register and pay online. (It’s immediate and it’s secure.)

July 28 Recital to Feature Erika Gundesen

Don’t miss seeing this talented pianist!

Tickets are available online.

Erika Gundesen featured soloist for CASS Recital 2014

Join us July 28 at St. Vladimir's Cultural Centre

Erika Gundesen will present the CASS recital for 2014, in partial fulfillment of her Master of Music degree from Guildhal School of Music and Drama in London, England. 


Mozart - Sonata in D Major K576

Ravel - Miroirs


Earl Wild - 7 Etudes on Gershwin Songs

Kapustin - Variations, Op.41

Erika is a former Piano Camper and we are pleased to have her present this recital in Calgary. 

2014 Piano Camp and Piano Pedagogy Clinicians

Willard Schultz and Edwin Gnandt will be the clinicians for Piano Pedagogy Workshop for 2014. Edwin Gnandt will be the clinician for Piano Camp and Adult Piano Camp. 

Composer for Piano Camp

Chopin will be the composer for Piano Camp — this doesn't apply to Adult Piano Camp — and registrants may choose any piece by Chopin that they want to learn for their composer piece. Campers will still need to prepare another piece (which does not have to be Chopin) for the master classes and recital. 

You can register today for 2014 Camps and Workshops.

Register and pay online right now. 

Gift Certificate for a CASSA Camper


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.

Recovering from the Devastating Calgary Flood One Year Ago

This CBC video features our own Janice Dahlberg.

This video reflects the ongoing recovery of those affected by the unusual and overwhelming floods that destroyed so much of Calgary at the end of June 2013, represented most notably by our own Janice Dahlberg who has been a part of CASSA since its inception over two decades ago.

See the video below or here.

We Offer Fine Arts Courses and Workshops

We started 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 an annual recital. Our courses are designed for fun and education for a wide range of interests and ages. Read on to see what we offer. If something interests you, click on the program (see the list to the right)  for more details. Our courses are offered in Calgary, Canada.

Check the weather ( … or how to dress for Camp … umbrella? sunscreen?)

Current Conditions and Forecast Weather for Calgary from Environment Canada

(Click the image to view full weather details)

CASSA Contact information: CASSA office at 403.271.0418, or fax at 403.278.3236 or use the contact form.

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