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Brass Workshop & Festival

CMC Atlanta has recruited a team of musicians and educators each of whom has demonstrated a sustained interest and success on two fronts.  

First, our faculty members are musicians who've dedicated themselves across a long span of their lives to honing their craft, either through formal training, sustained performance or production, or ideally, both.  We have many faculty who've played for decades, many have graduate level training in some of the country's leading conservatories, schools of music and education, and most have ongoing careers as performers or composers.  

Second, we employ individuals who are interested in and have capacity to cultivate music in others.  We've all met players who can't teach (and sadly, teachers who can't play).  You can expect to meet warm, encouraging folks who can do both at CMC Atlanta. 

This combination improves the odds that an aspiring musician will meet his or her goals--  developing a personally meaningful, independent, sustained performance practice.  It also means that when a student steps into the studio for trumpet or euphonium lessons, for example, she will meet a qualified teacher who is prepared to draw on the array of best practices in music instruction to engage the student. 

Dr. John Bryant is a native of Asheville, NC. He began his study of the trumpet at age 10 and has since studied with Kieg Garvin, Mark Clodfelter, John Rommel, Michael Tunnell, and James Ackley. John holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Indiana…
Richard Williams is a member of the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra, Artist-in Residence for horn at Kennesaw State University, host of the Atlanta Horn Chamber Music festival, and horn instructor at the prestigious Westminster Schools in Atlanta. He serves as a substitute musician for the Atlanta…
Hollie Lawing graduated with her B.M. in Music Performance from Georgia State University and did her graduate studies at the acclaimed Cleveland Institute of Music. As a performer, Hollie has played with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Opera Orchestra, Atlanta Ballet Orchestra, as well as…
A native of San Antonio, Texas, Jason Casanova brings his southwestern flair to the southeast. He is in high demand as both a performer and teacher of euphonium and low brass throughout the region. He holds degrees from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA and…
Bill is a native of New Jersey. He began teaching and freelancing in Atlanta in 2001 while he was a member of the Army Ground Forces Band. He currently plays tuba with the Midtown Brass Quintet, the acclaimed Georgia Brass Band, the New Atlanta Philharmonic,…
  • Who is eligible? +

    The Georgia Brass Ensemble Workshop is open to brass players grades 9-12 or graduates under 21 years old.  Older students may apply.  
  • Where? +

    The Georgia Brass Workshop will be held at Atlanta Music High School in the Druid Hills/Brookhaven area Atlanta Music High School 1934 Cliff Valley Way NE Atlanta, GA 30329
  • When? +

    The 2018 Georgia Brass Ensemble Workshop programming runs weekday June 4-8, from 9 am to 3 pm.  Students can arrive as early as 8 am, and for an extra fee we have supervised aftercare for minors.  Performances will be the morning of Saturday June 9.
  • How much? +

    Tuition is $400 for the week.  Tuition can be paid in full upon enrollment or by a nonrefundable deposit and balance due the Friday before the Workshop & Festival.  Tuition covers all instruction, instructional and performance materials, and daily lunch.
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  • Who is eligible? +

    Film Scoring is open to students grades 5-8 and 9-12.  Background musical studies ideal, but since we divide ny age and skill level, all are welcome.
  • Where? +

    Film Scoring will meet at Atlanta Music High School in the Druid Hills/Brookhaven area.  Project support may include additional online  sessions or live tutorials.   Atlanta Music High School 1934 Cliff Valley Way NE Atlanta, GA 30329
  • When? +

    Film Scoring class will meet on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 5:30.  Additional private sessions will be scheduled as needed on an individual basis for project review and support.
  • How much? +

    Tuition for most Atlanta Music High and Atlanta Music High Prep students includes Film Scoring as an elective for no extra fee beyond AMHS tuition.  Tuition for all others is $3500 for the school year, payable in full or in monthly installments.  
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Atlanta Music High Calendar

Atlanta Mass Brass

January 24, 2019 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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 Under the Direction of Jason Casanova, Atlanta Mass Brass is a high school brass ensemble dedicated to fostering excellence in solo and ensemble performance and to providing high school brass players...




Atlanta Mass Brass

January 31, 2019 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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 Under the Direction of Jason Casanova, Atlanta Mass Brass is a high school brass ensemble dedicated to fostering excellence in solo and ensemble performance and to providing high school brass players...




Atlanta Mass Brass

February 07, 2019 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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 Under the Direction of Jason Casanova, Atlanta Mass Brass is a high school brass ensemble dedicated to fostering excellence in solo and ensemble performance and to providing high school brass players...




Atlanta Mass Brass

February 14, 2019 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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 Under the Direction of Jason Casanova, Atlanta Mass Brass is a high school brass ensemble dedicated to fostering excellence in solo and ensemble performance and to providing high school brass players...




Atlanta Mass Brass

February 21, 2019 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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 Under the Direction of Jason Casanova, Atlanta Mass Brass is a high school brass ensemble dedicated to fostering excellence in solo and ensemble performance and to providing high school brass players...




Performance Workshop

The CMC Atlanta Performance Workshop provides students the opportunity to play chamber music, rock, jazz, pop, blues and more with peers.  Students are grouped by skill and interests to prep for showcases, concerts, and more, ranging from in-house recitals to appearance on stage in major events, like the annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival in Piedmont Park.

Performance Workshop meets weekly year round; students also have the opportunity to immerse themselves in weeklong camps in June and July.    

Learn more about the 2018 Summer Performance Workshop and Showcase performances at 7Stages and Atlanta Music High

SPECIAL OFFER: Georgia Youth Brass Ensemble Workshop students are eligible for significant tuition discounts up to 40% if also enrolling in the the 2018 Summer Performance Workshop.  For details Info@CMCAtlanta.com

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  • Performance Workshop students play major venues and festivals

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