Calgary Arts Summer School Association Presents

2018  School

25 Years of Summer School Fine Arts Courses for All Ages 

We are Calgary's Summer School for the Arts!

February 22  Celebration 

Our revised organization name will be officially announced 7:00 pm at Cardel Theatre in Quarry Park. A special Early-Early Bird fee will be available for students registering for our 2018 programs. You can register while you’re at the event. Bring a friend. 180 Quarry Park Blvd S.E.

2018 Registration

The 2018 Registration form is now available or register online.

Our 2017-2018 newsletter has been posted for those who don’t get a printed copy.

In honour of our 25th Anniversary, special Early-Early Bird pricing (extra $50 discount) is in effect (see the sidebar) until February 22.

2018 is our 25th Year of Offering Fine Arts Courses and Events in Beautiful Calgary, Canada

We started 25 years ago with the brilliant idea of providing a summer workshop for piano students. We now offer eight fine arts programs 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 Summer School courses are offered in beautiful Calgary, Canada, where the Rocky Mountain foothills and the Great Plains meet.

News Updates

For the latest information on CASSA, on CASSA-related events or on other things that are important to the running of Calgary Arts Summer School, follow the Camps & Information dropdown menu above or go directly to to our News Updates Page.

Gift Certificates


We have gift certificates available for you. Download a gift certificate and choose the amount. Mail it to us (scroll to the bottom of the page for more information). We'll look after the rest.

Registration for 2018

Registration for 2018 Programs is available online or by form.


The patronage of our community-oriented friends is necessary to permit Cassa to operate our programmes. Every donation — no matter what the amount — goes toward supporting fine arts in our community. Whether it be $10 or $100 or $1000, we rely on individual donations to keep our summer school operating for your benefit. Please donate to CASSA

Donations to Cassa are tax-deductible. Charitable receipts are available. 

Program Summary

Cassa Composition

Students aged 12 to adult will create music with an opportunity to collaborate with a play. They will have at least 4 different instructors. 

Cassa Musical

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.

Cassa Kids

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.

Cassa PlayWriting

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.

Cassa Piano

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.


Piano Camp

Cassa Piano Pedagogy

This program 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. 

Cassa Recital: Our 25th Anniversary Concert 

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

Cassa Adult Piano 

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

Cassa Jazz

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


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.

Before you leave this page...

Are you thinking about registering someone for the upcoming Summer School? Do you know someone who might benefit from a summer Arts Camp?

Whether the student is an adult or a child, consider a CASSA Gift Certificate for the Artist in Your Life! 

If you want to provide assistance to friend or relative to attend a CASSA program, 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.

Contact Cassa

The operation of all CASSA programs is subject to sufficient enrollment.

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