• Showcase Rehearsal
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  • Sound Check @ Variety
  • From the Throne @ Variety
  • Marketing Push
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  • Art Party Gig
  • Spin Off Art Party Gig
  • Spin Off Combo Gig
  • Wrecking Bar
  • Tuesday Night Jam
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  • Showcase Rehearsal
  • Variety Playhouse
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  • Showcase Tshirts
  • Sound Check @ Variety
  • From the Throne @ Variety
  • Marketing Push
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  • Art Party Gig
  • Spin Off Art Party Gig
  • Spin Off Combo Gig
  • Wrecking Bar
  • Tuesday Night Jam
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Summer Performance Workshop
for students grades 6-8, 9-12 (+recent grads welcome)

culminates in Summer Student Showcase  

Are you a student musician (or the parent of one) looking for a music camp that provides a meaningful set of activities to spark your imagination and build genuine skills for self expression?  You want something cool to remember, but your don't want to feel like you've gone to a cattle call hosted by a national corporation?  Look no further.

CMC Atlanta offers Summer Performance Workshops for students grades 6-8 and 9-12.  (Recent high school grads are welcome.)  Through the Performance Workshop students attend week long Sessions that include daily rehearsals, group classes, and ongoing private lessons. Sessions end with informal performance for peers and parents at our local Centers, potential Spin Off performances at local venues, and then, they all culminate in our Summer Student Showcase.  For many students, the chance to step on stage with friends in a real venue, with a great sound system and professional lights is a dream come true. And the experience working toward a goal can be life motivating and even life changing for some students.  


We design and run our Workshop Sessions using the same values, goals, and principles that have made our Core Program, AfterSchool Music Program (AMP), Morning Music School and more popular with parents and students alike:

  • we group students by age, skill level, and interests 
  • we understand discipline as a tool for reaching goals, but we emphasize experiential learning to keep it fun
  • we analyze and respond well to differentiated learning styles and goals,
  • we limit enrollment so the students receive individual attention, and most importantly,
  • we empower students to take control of their own creative output. 

Best of all, our Performance Workshops are staffed by our professional team of expert faculty and camp counselors, and they are very reasonably priced at $225 per week for morning half day enrollment (8 am to 12:30 pm) or $360 per week for full day enrollment (9 am to 4:00 pm) and.  We offer an incredible discount for students who attend for three or more weeks.  Tuition for the third week of attendance and beyond is ONLY $150 for full day per week, and $100 for half day per week.

Students and parents who enroll for full day attendance are welcome to take advantage of our FREE extended day, which allows for srop off starting at 8 am and pick up by 6:00 pm.  

More About Our Approach & the Enrollment Logistics

CMC Atlanta students perform at the Dogwood FestivalAll CMC Atlanta programs emphasize the development of essential foundational musical skills and concepts with a mind toward supporting the student in development of an authentic performance practice. This allows beginners and relatively inexperienced players and performers to jump in and to start building skills for self expression right away.  Because of the calibre and dedication of our faculty, and also because year after year we attract very talented students headed to music schools across the country, we are also situated to support students who are at the preprofessional level of musical development.  

In order to prepare and participate in the Showcase, we require most students to attend for at least two consecutive week-long Sessions, either half or full day.  Students who attend early in the summer are also required to purchase and return on a two or three Day Passes the week of the show (in order to brush up tunes).  The day passes can be either full day ($60) or half day ($45).

CMC Atlanta's expansive faculty maintains contacts throughout the Atlanta region with an array of venues, musicians, booking agents and production companies.  The results?  Scenarios like our year round Core Program and our Summer Performance Workshop students playing premiere events and venues, for example, on the Main Stage of the Atlanta Dogwood Festival in PIedmont Park each spring (see pic above).  During the Student Performance Workshops, we sometimes create additional opportunities for selected, experienced students to play local events or venues.  In recent years, workshop participants have jumped into gigs at Twain's Billiards & Tap in Decatur, at the Wrecking Bar in Little 5, and even as featured entertainment for a well-attended private art party and fundraiser in the courtyard of a downtown Atlanta loft, and another at the World of Coca-Cola.  Summer 2016 we're planning a gig in Findley Plaza, in the heart of Little 5 Points, through collaboration with Little 5 Arts Alive, an arts engagement program affiliated with Horizon Theater Company and the Little 5 Points Community Improvement District.  Such experiences for our more advanced players help them develop a body of repertoire that they will rely on as they learn to gig.  Not only do some these young musicians really enjoy the opportunity to get out and perform around town, but we think creating this type of experience for our students brings them a good deal closer to being an actual (pre)professional performer than is possible in most any other local music educational program.  

Finally, parents and students sometimes ask, "Can I enroll for one week only?"  Our answer is a qualified "yes."  A student can enroll for a single week, but the one week enrollment choice will likely not be enough time for the student to join the Showcase-- he or she will engage in some meaningful process, but not participate in the final outcome.  Occassionally, an experienced student will attend only a single week of the Workshop, but still auditions and is given permission to perform (at the discretion of faculty).  Logically, one week attendance means the student participates with less material to present than peers who attend two full weeks or more.

Student Showcase : Friday, July 29, @ 7 Stages Theatre in Little 5 Points

Our 2014-15 Showcase were at Variety Playhouse in Little 5 Points.  Variety was recently sold and will be under renovation and closed for pair of this summer.  This summer we're moving just down the street to 7 Stages.  We're excited about this new partnership as we continue our tradition of providing students a performance experience in a professional venue.   

Register for the Workshop

To register a student, please complete the online registration form here.  We'll invoice you within 48 hours so you can make your tuition deposit.  And spread the word!  All attendees will make new friends, but our experience tells us students really enjoy coming to the Performance Workshop along with friends.

 

 

  • Who is eligible? +

    Workshops are designed for students rising grades 6-8 and 9-12.  Recent high school graduates are welcome to attend.  We divide students by age and skill, so we welcome absolute beginners and more advanced students alike.
  • Where? +

    During the summer, we offer Workshop Sessions at:  CMC Little 5 Points and CMC Dunwoody.  Please note:  we provide shuttle or carpool service from our Decatur Center to Little 5 Points!
  • When? +

    Week long Workshop Sessions begin in June and run weekly until the Student Showcase in late July 2016.  Full Day is from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm; Half Day is also available, morning only.  Half Day is 8:00 am to 12:30 pm.  To see specific activities by week and location, please consult our Workshop Calendar below.  
  • How much? +

    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 tuition includes private lessons, group classes and ensemble performance.   We offer an incredible discount for students who attend three or more 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
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Summer Performance Workshop Sessions & Showcase

Performance Workshop, Little 5 Points

June 12, 2017 9:00 am - June 16, 2017 5:30 pm

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CMC Little 5 Points Session 1: June 12-16 Session 2: June 19-23 Session 3: July 26-30 Session 4: July 5-7 (prorated, short week) Session 5: July 10-14 Session 6: July 17-21 CMC Atlanta Summer 2...




Performance Workshop, Dunwoody

June 12, 2017 9:00 am - June 16, 2017 5:30 pm

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CMC Dunwoody Session 1: June 12-16 Session 2: June 19-23 Session 3: July 26-30 Session 4: July 5-7 (prorated, short week) Session 5: July 10-14 Session 6: July 17-21 CMC Atlanta Summer 2017 Sho...




Performance Workshop, Little 5 Points

June 19, 2017 9:00 am - June 23, 2017 5:30 pm

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CMC Little 5 Points Session 1: June 12-16 Session 2: June 19-23 Session 3: July 26-30 Session 4: July 5-7 (prorated, short week) Session 5: July 10-14 Session 6: July 17-21 CMC Atlanta Summer 2...




Performance Workshop, Dunwoody

June 19, 2017 9:00 am - June 23, 2017 5:30 pm

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CMC Dunwoody Session 1: June 12-16 Session 2: June 19-23 Session 3: July 26-30 Session 4: July 5-7 (prorated, short week) Session 5: July 10-14 Session 6: July 17-21 CMC Atlanta Summer 2017 Sho...




Performance Workshop, Little 5 Points

June 26, 2017 9:00 am - June 30, 2017 5:30 pm

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CMC Little 5 Points Session 1: June 12-16 Session 2: June 19-23 Session 3: July 26-30 Session 4: July 5-7 (prorated, short week) Session 5: July 10-14 Session 6: July 17-21 CMC Atlanta Summer 2...




Performance Workshop, Dunwoody

June 26, 2017 9:00 am - June 30, 2017 5:30 pm

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CMC Dunwoody Session 1: June 12-16 Session 2: June 19-23 Session 3: July 26-30 Session 4: July 5-7 (prorated, short week) Session 5: July 10-14 Session 6: July 17-21 CMC Atlanta Summer 2017 Sho...




Performance Workshop, Little 5 Points

July 03, 2017 9:00 am - July 07, 2017 5:30 pm

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CMC Little 5 Points Session 1: June 12-16 Session 2: June 19-23 Session 3: July 26-30 Session 4: July 5-7 (prorated, short week) Session 5: July 10-14 Session 6: July 17-21 CMC Atlanta Summer 2...




Performance Workshop, Dunwoody

July 05, 2017 9:00 am - July 07, 2017 5:30 pm

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CMC Dunwoody Session 1: June 12-16 Session 2: June 19-23 Session 3: July 26-30 Session 4: July 5-7 (prorated, short week) Session 5: July 10-14 Session 6: July 17-21 CMC Atlanta Summer 2017 Sho...




Performance Workshop, Little 5 Points

July 10, 2017 9:00 am - July 14, 2017 5:30 pm

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CMC Little 5 Points Session 1: June 12-16 Session 2: June 19-23 Session 3: July 26-30 Session 4: July 5-7 (prorated, short week) Session 5: July 10-14 Session 6: July 17-21 CMC Atlanta Summer 2...




Performance Workshop, Dunwoody

July 10, 2017 9:00 am - July 14, 2017 5:30 pm

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CMC Dunwoody Session 1: June 12-16 Session 2: June 19-23 Session 3: July 26-30 Session 4: July 5-7 (prorated, short week) Session 5: July 10-14 Session 6: July 17-21 CMC Atlanta Summer 2017 Sho...




Performance Workshop, Dunwoody

July 17, 2017 9:00 am - July 21, 2017 5:30 pm

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CMC Dunwoody Session 1: June 12-16 Session 2: June 19-23 Session 3: July 26-30 Session 4: July 5-7 (prorated, short week) Session 5: July 10-14 Session 6: July 17-21 CMC Atlanta Summer 2017 Sho...




Performance Workshop, Little 5 Points

July 17, 2017 9:00 am - July 21, 2017 5:30 pm

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CMC Little 5 Points Session 1: June 12-16 Session 2: June 19-23 Session 3: July 26-30 Session 4: July 5-7 (prorated, short week) Session 5: July 10-14 Session 6: July 17-21 CMC Atlanta Summer 2...




Summer Performance Workshop

Summer Performance Workshop students (High School Division) playing the Variety Playhouse, July 11, 2014

CMC@the Dogwood Festival

CMC Atlanta Core Program students (High School Division) playing the Main Stage at the Dogwood Festival in PIedmont Park

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