Cassa Musical Arts

For All Things Musical


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



2019 Summer Programs 

2019 dates are now posted. Other information on sessions and programs will be posted soon.


If  you’re on this page after being redirected from calgaryartssummer.com, you’re in the right place. We have a new name, Cassa Musical Arts and a fresh look. Our website will now appear in easy-to-read format on all sizes of devices - computers, mobile phones, iPads and tablets.





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.


Updates

  • 2019 registration information will be available later this fall
  • 2019 dates are shown in each program and on the sidebar on most pages.
  • Our 2017-2018 newsletter is available here.

News Pages

For updated information on CASSA, go directly to to our News Updates Page.


Who We Are

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. 


Program Summary

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 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 Playwrights

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.

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Cassa Piano courtesy of Gus van Helden.

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 

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

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 online registration page or download the registration form here.


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.

Donations

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. 

Contact Cassa


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