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2019 is our 26th Year of Offering Fine Arts Programs in Beautiful Calgary, Canada

We Offer Eight Exciting Musical and Arts-related Programs and a Recital

We started 26 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. 

  • "Well rounded, versatile program.  Positive attitude, well organized, demanding, yet cheerful.  Great clinicians!  Long live Cassa!"
  • "The growth mindset everyone has, and the students that will help one, if ever asked. The environment we were in guided us to learn. The people: all bright and talented. Cassa Piano has the best of the best."
  • "One of my favourite parts of camp was being around people like me!  I walked in, sat down, and we all got talking...I asked, 'What’s your favourite subject?’ and they all said, ‘English!' 'Do you like country music?…’ ‘No’… I was like...My people!  Where have you been!"

Register Early for Best Pricing

Go to our Registration Page for online registration or click here for additional information.

Our 2018-2019 Newsletter is available for download

For news and updates, click here.

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2019 Summer Programs

Cassa Composers

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 twenty-one 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 Playwrights (This program is not available in 2019. Please join us in 2020.)

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

Cassa Kids (This program is not available in 2019. Please join us in 2020.)

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

Cassa Piano

During this five-day program, pianists aged nine to nineteen 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.

Cassa 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 

Guest performers present a professional concert recital which is open to the public. 

Cassa Adult Piano 

The Adult Piano session 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 twelve 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 online registration page.

Gift Certificates

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 Cassa Musical Arts at #201, 11420 – 27 Street SE, Calgary, AB T2Z 3R6. We'll look after the rest.


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. 

Alberta Treasury Branch Adds to Your Donation

Give a little, or give a lot...it’s all good.

1. Go to https://www.atbcares.com/donate

2. Enter: Calgary Arts Summer School Association 

3. Enter the amount and payment information

ATB will match 15% of every dollar donated to Alberta-based, non-religious charities through this site, up to $20,000 per month and $240,000 per fiscal year. Each eligible charity may receive up to $5,000 of matching during ATB’s fiscal year (April 1 to March 31).

Once charities are officially registered with the Canada Revenue Agency, charities are automatically included on atbcares.com. ATB covers the transaction and credit card fees on all donations made through atbcares.com so your charity of choice will receive 100% of your donation. Automatic tax receipts are issued to donors through the Canadian Online Giving Foundation.


Cassa Piano courtesy of Gus van Helden.

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The operation of all CASSA programs is subject to sufficient enrollment

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