A wide photograph of all the SummerArts participants

SummerARTS Special – Our 30th Year, Now Online!

CMCB is continuing to monitor guidelines from the CDC and Massachusetts regarding the safety of in-person programming. We are reimagining our summer programming online, with the possibility of an in-person performance for SummerARTS and SummerMUSIC in July based on safety guidelines.

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Weekdays July 6-17, 2020
Festival Performance: Friday July 17 at 1:00PM


Weekdays: 11 AM–2 PM

Children: Ages 4–10
Counselors-in-Training: Ages 11–14

Online via CMCB
34 Warren Avenue | 537 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02116

Five professional certified instructors and counselors.

SummerARTS: $600 per child
Counselor-in-Training Program: $500
SummerARTS + Private Lessons: $250 for 5-weeks of private lessons scheduled with faculty from June 22-July 24
Financial Aid

Available under some circumstances. Financial aid request form and income documentation must accompany SummerARTS registration. For more information about tuition reduction, please email Elizabeth Cai at ecai@cmcb.org

SummerARTS 2020 will be hosted online by CMCB, an accredited, non-profit music school that serves groups and individuals of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.

Our staff combined with a stellar roster of professional teaching artists ensures a wonderful summer of arts experiences and friendship.


Children will enjoy singing, song-games and dances, rhythm instrument playing, and instruction on speciality instruments.

Movement & Dance

Children will learn and create movement, play energetic games, and experience new dances and styles, including jazz, modern, hip-hop, and theatre dance.


Children will explore drama through improvisation, pantomime, creating plays, drama games, and storytelling.


Children will draw, paint, make prints, weave, create paper and clay sculpture, make masks, jewelry, and much more.

Daily Schedule

11AM Opening Gathering
11:10AM Class One (Music, Dance, Drama, Art, or Leadership (CITs))
12:00PM Themed Social Hour Lunch!* (Optional)
1:00PM Class Two (Music, Dance, Drama, Art, or Leadership (CITs))
1:50PM Closing Gathering
2:00PM End of Day

Materials: All SummerARTists and CITs will receive a SummerARTS Goodie Bag featuring materials for art and music, a SummerARTS t-shirt, and fun accessories for our themed lunches! Materials are included in tuition.

*Themed Social Hours: Celebrated during our Social Hour Lunches, each day will have its own theme, including: Red, White & Blue, Camping, Beach Party, Un-Birthday Party, Pajamas, and more!

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Additional Programs

Early Childhood Summer Session

Please see more information about our early childhood summer session for ages 4-7.

SummerARTS + Private Lessons

Families may register their child (age 4 or older) for 5 private instrument lessons at a special SummerARTS rate. These 1/2 hour lessons will be scheduled in the afternoon once per week at a time mutually convenient for the assigned teacher and student.

SummerARTS offers Counselor-in-Training programs for teens ages 11-14.

CITs will enjoy group instruction in drama, dance, visual arts, singing and leadership in addition to assisting our faculty and participating in all SummerARTS activities.

CITs will receive specialized classes in leadership training and professional development, geared towards online learning and working with kids. Using SummerARTS as a model, CITs will receive real-time, on the job training about arts administration and creative arts instruction.

CITs will also be responsible for the technology and design of our 2020 Online Festival Performance, guided by our professional faculty and counselors.


For more information about tuition reduction, please email Elizabeth Cai at ecai@cmcb.org


Samantha Gambaccini
SummerARTS Director

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Early childhood summer programs can be found here.