A wide photograph of all the SummerArts participants

OUR 30th YEAR!

SummerARTS celebrates community, friendship, artistic development and self-expression with children ages 2-14. Our day program for ages 4-14 offers daily classes in singing music and playing instruments, as well as visual art, movement and dance, and creative dramatics culminating in a final performance. Children ages 2-3 years old with an adult partner may sample SummerARTS one morning per week.

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Weekdays: June 22–July 17, 2020
CLOSED: Friday July 3rd

Festival Performance Evening: Wednesday, July 15th at 6:30PM


Weekdays: 9 AM–Noon
Extended Day: Noon–2 PM

YoungARTS: Ages 2–3
Children: Ages 4–10
Counselors-in-Training: Ages 11–14
34 Warren Avenue | 537 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02116

Ten professional certified instructors and ten assistants.


SummerARTS will provide a mid-morning snack and water.


Early Bird Prices Available! Register before March 15th to receive 5% off your registration (does not include Private Lesson add-on).

SummerARTS + Extended Day (9:00a-2:00p): $1,600 per child includes:
19 days of instruction, snacks, performances, a field trip, instrument usage, materials, t-shirt, a SummerARTS water bottle, and memory book

SummerARTS Only (9:00a-12:00p): $1,060 per child

Counselor-In-Training Program (9:00a-2:00p): $850

YoungARTS: $150

SummerARTS + Private: $200

**NEW in 2020!**

Add Extended Days a la carte!

  • 1 Day: $50
  • 3 Days: $135
  • 5 Days: $200
Financial Aid

Available under some circumstances. Financial aid request form and income documentation must accompany SummerARTS registration. For more information about tuition reduction, please contact:
Samantha Gambaccini
phone: (617) 482-7494 ext. 48
email: summerarts@cmcb.org

Our 3:1 student-to-staff ratio combined with a stellar roster of professional teaching artists ensures a wonderful summer of arts experiences and friendship.

SummerARTS is located at CMCB, an accredited, non-profit music school that serves groups and individuals of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.


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.

Special Events

At SummerARTS, children and staff participate in many exciting events including:

  • Unbirthday Party
  • S’mores Party
  • Splash Day*
  • Field Trip
  • Guest Artists
  • Performance Evening
  • Theme Days
  • Talent Show*

…and more!

* These events take place exclusively during our Extended Day program. Ask us for more details!


Daily Schedule

8:50 Children arrive

9:00 Opening Gathering for all children and staff: songs, stories and SummerARTS news

9:20 Activity Time One: Groups go to Music, Art, Dance or Drama

10:10 Snack time!

10:30 Activity Time Two: Groups go to Music, Art, Dance or Drama

11:10 Activity Time Three: Groups go to Music, Art, Dance or Drama

11:50 Closing Gathering for all children and staff. Children share artwork, play music, sing closing songs, and take home news and creations

12:00 SummerARTS participants depart. Extended Day begins

2:00 Extended day dismissal

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Additional Programs


Children ages 2-3 years old with an adult partner may sample SummerARTS one morning per week. YoungArts activities include opening gathering, creative music and movement, snack, and art. Fee includes a SummerARTS t-shirt.

Dates: The 4 Tuesdays of SummerARTS 2020
June 23, 30, July 7, 14

Time: 9:00–10:30 AM

Ask us about additional early childhood summer opportunities!

Extended Day Program: 12:00–2:00 PM

This recreational program includes a supervised lunch time (children bring their own bag lunch), walks to the park, stories, games, crafts, and a talent show. Children in Extended Day may write and direct their own original play, creating their own props and scenery. This program allows extra time for children to follow their special interests.

C.I.T.’s attend this program as assistants at no extra charge.

There will be NO Extended Day on Friday, July 17, 2020.

SummerARTS + Private/Semi-Private Lessons

Families may register their child (age 4 or older) for 4 private, or semi-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.

**NEW in 2020!** Counselors-In-Training Programs: 9:00-2:00 PM

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

Ages 11-12: CITs will enjoy group instruction in drama, dance, visual arts, pop songs, and a cappella singing in addition to assisting our faculty and participating in all SummerARTS activities. These first- and second-year CITs will receive our traditional combination of Staff and Performance track programming.

Ages 13-14: Older CITs will choose between two tracks which will inform their day-to-day programming:

  • Staff Track: For CITs who primarily desire job training, leadership development, and working closely with younger children. Staff Track CITs will spend most of their day assisting Teachers and Group Leaders in working with the younger SummerARTists. These teens will be assigned specific leadership projects throughout the program and receive 1:1 mentorship from SummerARTS staff. Staff Track CITs do NOT perform in the Festival Performance, but will serve as stage & run crew.

  • Performance Track: For CITs who primarily desire performing arts instruction. Performance Track CITs will focus on creating and performing the Festival Performance play which serves as the throughline for the show, as well as creating a group dance and a minimum of two group songs (advised by faculty). Solo performance opportunities will be encouraged throughout the program. These teens will continue to assist with counselor duties and work with the younger children at times, but the focus will be on performance.

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