Community Program

Are you an avid amateur musician looking for an opportunity to connect with other musicians who share your passion?  Apply to the TSM Academy – Community Program, where you can hone your skills and spend a fun week with the artists of the TSM Festival. 

The TSM Academy – Community Program is focused on providing learning and performance opportunities for advanced adult amateur musicians.  We aim to provide an experience that deepens the participants relationship with music in their daily lives.  Community Program participants can choose from three streams:  Chamber Choir, Chamber Music, and the Piano Masterclass.  For one week each summer, you can rehearse and perform with professional musicians, attend workshops and masterclasses, and Festival concerts. 

You’ll enjoy access to all mainstage TSM Festival Concerts and events, as well as the opportunity to perform onstage at Walter Hall. The Community Program takes place at the Edward Johnson Building, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto. 


Choose from one of three streams: 

Chamber Music 

The Chamber Music program is the perfect place for instrumental amateurs seeking a high-level music-making experience. Participants are placed in ensembles with professional musicians for a week of intensive rehearsing, coachings, and camaraderie. This program is open to strings, winds, brass, and pianists (both individuals and pre-formed ensembles are welcome to apply). Limited spots available!

Program dates: Monday, July 26 – Saturday, July 31, 2021
Application deadline: Monday, June 21, 2021
Program fee: $700* + HST 

To apply to the 2021 Chamber Music Community Program, please contact: 

Jennifer Mak: Artistic Operations Manager 

647-430-5699 ext. 111 
jennifer@torontosummermusic.com 

Chamber Choir (on hiatus for 2021)

The Chamber Choir is a chance to refresh vocal skills and study inspiring works of choral literature in the intimacy of a chamber vocal ensemble. Spend a week singing and rehearsing beloved choral works with fellow choral enthusiasts. Aside from daily choir rehearsals, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy sectionals with various vocal coaches. The week will culminate with a performance in Walter Hall on the final day of the Festival. 

The Chamber Choir is on hiatus for 2021 and will return in 2022.

Piano Masterclass (on hiatus for 2021) 

The Piano Masterclass is a chance to improve your skills and explore the limitless repertoire for solo piano!  This program features daily masterclasses, individual lessons, and guest instructors at the highest level. Spend an exciting week studying with a renowned pianist!  

The Piano Masterclass is on hiatus for 2021 and will return in 2022.


Typical Daily Schedule 

9:30am-11:30am – Rehearsals, masterclasses, coachings 

11:30am-1:00pm – Lunch 

1:00pm-4:00pm – Rehearsals, masterclass, coachings, Festival events 

Who Can Apply 

Applicants must be over 18 years of age.  This program is intended for advanced amateurs* intent on improving their skills with a rigorous daily schedule of rehearsals, coachings, and masterclasses. 

*The Community Program is geared towards adult amateur musicians and is not recommended for students currently enrolled in a music degree at a university/college. 

Program Fees 

Chamber Music: $700* + HST 

*2021 tuition fees are non-refundable, unless the program is cancelled by Toronto Summer Music due to government restrictions. Tuition does not include meals, accommodation, or travel.