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.
During the 2016 school year, we're offering the Performance Workshop Saturdays at CMC Little 5 Points and CMC Dunwoody. Beginning in August 2017, the Performance Workshop will also be offered at CMC Brookhaven, in the Cliff Valley facility shared with Rivers Academy.
Please note: during the summer, we may be able to provide shuttle or carpool service from CMC Decatur to CMC Little 5 Points.
During the school year (August-May), Performance Workshop meets in Little 5 Points and Dunwoody on Saturdays from 10:30 to 1:30.
Beginning in August 2017, Performance Workshop will also be offered at CMC Brookhaven, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 2:45 until 6:30. Students will be able to join us 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 in June and run for six weeks until the Student Showcase in mid to late July. Full Day is from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm; Half Day is also available, morning only, drop off 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 2018 we are also offering Saturday Sessions in Little 5 Points for students who want to attend weekend rehearsals instead of or in addition to weekday sessions.
Summer 2018: the Summer Performance Workshop Showcases will be Saturday June 30 at 7Stages Theatre in Little 5 Points and Friday, July 20 at Atlanta Music High School in North Druid Hills/Brookhaven.
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 $360 per week for full day attendance, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Tuition is $225 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 $150 each week for full day attendance, and $100 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 $65 full day, $45 half day.
For students who attend Saturday Sessions in Little 5 only, the tuition is $250 for the month of June.