The Performance Workshop is designed for students grades 6-8 and 9-12. We divide students by age and skill, so we welcome beginners and more advanced students alike. We also support students who perform classical, jazz, rock, roots, hip hop and more.
The Summer Performance Workshop meets at CMC Little 5 Points in June and CMC Decatur in July. Summer 202 Showcases will be at CMC Decatur.
During the school year (August-May), Performance Workshop meets in Little 5 Points and Dunwoody on Saturdays from 10:30 to 1:30.
Performance Workshop is also offered at Atlanta Music High School on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 2:45 until 6:30. Students can join workshop rehearsals from 1-3 weekday afternoons per week. This option is particularly convenient for Rivers Academy high school students who want to take lessons and also play in a small chamber ensemble, rock band or jazz combo.
The Performance Workshop Summer Sessions begin Jun 13 and run for six weeks until late July. The first three weeks will be @ CMC L5P. After a week off (the week of July 4), the second three weeks will meet @ CMC Decatur. Full Day is from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Students can arrive as early as 8:00 am, and stay until 6:00 pm, if family schedules/logistics require. Half Day from 9:00 am to noon is also available. Half Day drop off begins as early as 8:00 am and pick up by 12:30 pm. To see specific summer activities by week and location, please consult our Workshop Calendar below.
Summer 2022 we are also offering June Saturday Sessions in Little 5 Points for students who want to attend weekend rehearsals instead of or in addition to weekday sessions. Please note: there will be NO Saturday Sessions in July.
Summer 2022: the Summer Performance Workshop Showcases will be Friday July 1 and July 29 @CMC Decatur.
How much, August-May? +
At CMC Decatur and Little 5 Points, the monthly installments for Performance Workshop rehearsal attendance one day per week:
including weekly, 30-minute private lessons is $165 per monthly installment
including weekly, 45-minute private lessons is $220 per monthly installment
including weekly, 60-minute private lessons is $250 per monthly installment
Students are encouraged, but not always required, to take private Studio Lessons when enrolled in the Performance Workshop. If a student opts out of private lessons (for example, if the student is taking private lessons from someone other than a CMC Atlanta faculty member), but still wishes to participate in Performance Workshop, tuition is $145 per monthly installment.
Please note: students who wish to join the Performance Workshop but not take lessons are required to pass an audition/placement interview to enroll.
CMC Brookhaven Performance Workshop meets Tuesday-Thursday. The Workshop is open from 2:45 until 6:30, although students may leave before 6:30. Fees are, as follows:
attend 1-day per week, $180 per monthly installment
attend 2-days per week, $250 per monthly installment
attend 3-days per week, $336 per monthly installment
Please note: fees for CMC Brookhaven Performance Workshop include 30-minute private lessons. There will be an added surcharge for students who enroll in weekly private lessons 45- or 60-minutes in duration.
Middle School students who enroll in AMP often participate in the Performance Workshop, if ready. For Middle School students who enroll in AMP, the monthly fee, which includes all AMP activities plus Performance Workshop. If you're interested in AMP for Middle School student, please see details under Middle School Progams>AMP
How much, June-July? +
Summer Performance Workshop tuition for grade 6-8 and 9-12 is $450 per week for full day attendance, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Tuition is $325 per week for half day attendance (mornings only). Workshop Summer Session tuition includes private lessons, group classes and ensemble performance.
We offer an incredible discount for students who attend three or more Summer Session weeks. Third and fourth weeks are $200 each week for full day attendance, and $150 each week for half day.
Extended day is FREE for full day enrollees, and provides for drop off by 8:00 am and pick up by 6:00 pm.
Day Passes (required for students who attend early in the summer but then return for the Showcase in July) are $80 full day, $50 half day.
For students who attend Saturday Sessions in Little 5 only, the tuition is $275 for the month of June. Saturday students may be expected to attned extra rehearsals the final week of the Workshop if they plan to perform on the Showcase @7 Stages. These extra rehearsals will be billed at the Day Pass rate.