Performances & Events

Special Events

Open Houses, Masquerade Musicale, Sing-along with Santa, movie nights, holiday art classes, community service projects, and other exciting events keep the CAM community buzzing with fun family activities for our community all year long.

CAM Concert Series

We consider performance an essential part of music education. The skills gained are invaluable to students and will benefit them for years to come as they translate into school and later to their careers. CAM offers formal recitals for all Academy students in our Winter and Spring Concerts. We also offer several casual performances through our Blue Note Lounge series.

Piano Artistry Performances

Students who are part of our Piano Artistry program have additional performance opportunities. These include a formal Winter Recital, Duet Recital, Master Classes, and several Studio Classes throughout the year.

Junior and Senior Recitals

High school junior and senior students at CAM are encouraged to perform solo recitals. Junior and Senior recitals require a strong commitment, and are an excellent way to showcase many years of dedicated music study. We also believe solo recitals are excellent preparation for college auditions.

Competitions and Assessments

Many CAM students are active participants in competitions and assessments. These events are made available to our students via our professional associations with the Royal Conservatory, NFMC, MTNA, NCMTA and Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum. Receiving feedback from trained musicians, in addition to the student’s teacher, is an invaluable part of the competition/assessment experience.

The National Federation of Music Clubs, through its annual national Festivals, provide students of all ages with opportunities and encouragement for musical growth. Entrants do not compete against each other but are rated on individual merits. The Festivals are ideal for musicians at any level of advancement. Events include opportunities for Piano, Guitar, Voice, Strings, Woodwinds, and Percussion students. Many Academy students also choose to participate in the Festival Theory exams.

In addition to the NFMC Festival, CAM piano students have additional assessment opportunities through North Carolina Music Teachers and the Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum.

Many CAM strings students actively participate in auditions for Western Region Orchestra, Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra, and Union Symphony Youth Orchestra. CAM winds students annually take part in the RAFA Review and Contest, as well as All District and All State auditions.

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Charlotte Academy of Music is proud to be the only music school in the state of North Carolina recognized as a Founding School of the The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program. This thorough assessment program provides a recognized national standard of musical success through an effectively sequenced course of study from beginner to advanced levels. The Music Development Program inspires excellence through individual student assessments and allows students to celebrate accomplishment and track their progress with others across the country. Students of all instruments can participate in RCM examinations.


Sing-along with Santa!

Our Sing-along with Santa coming up on November 18th is now FULL! We look forward to seeing everyone who signed up. Stay tuned for 2018 CAM events for the community!

Fall Semester Events

  • RAFA Review & Contest 11/5
  • Sing-along with Santa 11/18
  • CAM Winter Concerts 12/2-3
  • Suzuki Concert 12/9
  • CAM FAM JAM Concert 1/13
  • Western Region (HS) 1/13