2016 Calgary Arts Summer School
24 Years of Summer School Fine Arts Courses for All Ages
We are Calgary's Summer School for the Arts!
From our President
I know that this is such a difficult time for so many Albertans right now. We are all trying our best to maintain what we have, and we can do our best to help each other, and appreciate what we have, while we have it.
From our Webmaster
I want to thank you for supporting our neighbours from Fort McMurray and for supporting each other during this difficult period. Fine arts are important aspects of life that help provide normalcy when other parts are chaotic. Enrol or keep your children in music lessons, drama lessons and art lessons. Register them for a summer Camp with CASSA and provide that normalcy for them.
The Early Bird Deadline for Piano Pedagogy Workshop is June 15th.
The prices jump substantially on June 16th, so please “Do it Now!”
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If you missed something special at Christmas for the pianist, playwrite, jazz pianist or musical dramatist in your house, we have gift certificates available for you. Download the gift certificate and choose the amount. We look after the rest.
This is our 24th Year of Offering Fine Arts Courses and Workshops in Beautiful Calgary, Canada
We started 24 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 Summer School courses are offered in beautiful Calgary, Canada, where the Rocky Mountain foothills and the Great Plains meet.
We are pleased to announce that registration for 2016 Camps and Workshops is available to help you arrange your summer in 2016. Those registering early get preferential rates.
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.
Camp and Workshop Summary
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Guest performers present a professional concert recital which is open to the public. Tickets are available at the door or in advance.
The Adult Piano Camp is an intense three-day program for adult "piano enthusiasts" of all levels.
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.
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.
Consider a CASSA Gift Certificate for the Artist in Your Life!
Buy a 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.
The operation of all CASSA programs is subject to sufficient enrollment.
Photos on this page courtesy of Gus van Helden