Professional Development

Music teachers in a training session

Summer Training Programs & Workshops


Summer Arts at Mason 2022In conjunction with George Mason University’s College of Visual & Performing Arts, Mason Community Arts Academy offers a variety of teacher training programs for arts educators during the summer. Many offer college credit and Certification options, and most can be used for re-certification points (please check with your local school district to be sure).





Music Teacher Training in Orff-Schulwerk and Kodály is available in July. Teachers can become certified in either of these methods by completing the Level 1 – 3 courses offered each summer. One week of Supplemental courses is also offered. Click below for all options.


OrffSummerMainPicEOrff Schulwerk Music Teacher Training
July 18-29, 2022 (two weeks)
8:30am – 4:30pm
In-person classes & activities


Kodaly summerKodály Music Teacher Training
July 18-29, 2022 (two weeks)
8:15am – 4:30pm
In-person classes & activities


Music teachers performingSupplemental Courses (Orff, Kodály & More)
July 11-15, 2022
Times vary per course
One-week courses


Summer 2022 Conducting SymposiumSummer Conducting Symposium
July 5-9, 2022
9:00am – 4:00pm
Exciting new conducting workshop





GMU Dance students using Window Wall to trainDance Intensive Teacher Training
August 1-12, 2022 (two weeks)
9:00am – 4:00pm
Hybrid program w/ National Dance Institute

Registration for this program is closed.




The Academy will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, from Wednesday 11/23 to Sunday 11/27.