2018 Community Academy

July 30 – August 4

Applications for the 2018 Community Academy will open
in December, 2017.

Are you an advanced amateur musician looking for an opportunity to connect with other musicians who share your passion?  The TSM Community Academy invites you to play and sing for pleasure and push your abilities to a new level, while spending a week with artists of the Toronto Summer Music Festival.  The Community Academy offers advanced amateur musicians a unique opportunity to hone their skills and take part in Toronto’s premier summer classical music festival.  Participants will enjoy access to all mainstage TSM Festival Concerts, lectures, and events (July 30 – August 5) and the program includes the possibility of a performance onstage at Walter Hall.

“I am desperate to come back next year.  This is one of the most thrilling musical experiences I have ever had.” – 2015 Participant

Choose from three programs:

CHAMBER MUSIC with TSO Principals and Guests


Immerse yourself in the world of chamber music!   Participants will be placed in ensembles with some of the best musicians in the city for a week of intense music-making, coaching, and camaraderie.  Enjoy access to all mainstage TSM Festival Concerts, lectures, and events including the possibility of a performance on stage at Walter Hall.

Open to Strings, Wind Quintet, and pianists (both individuals and pre-formed ensembles are welcome to apply).

Click here for complete Chamber Music program details


A chance to perfect your skills and explore the limitless repertoire for solo piano!  This program features daily masterclasses, individual lessons, and guest instructors at the highest level.

Minimum suggested level, Grade 10 RCM piano

Click here for complete Piano Masterclass program details


A chance to refresh vocal skills and study the great works of choral literature in the intimacy of a chamber vocal ensemble. The week will culminate with a performance in Walter Hall.

Click here for complete Chamber Choir program details


The Community Academy is made possible by the generous support of the Metcalf Foundation.

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