John Adams Young Composers Program Ages 10–18

Run by Crowden Music Center Ages 10-18 yrs

Chamber music requires each participant to concentrate and perform independently, while maintaining an awareness of an sensitivity to the other players in the ensemble. Crowden's chamber music program guides serious young musicians in the study and performance of the world's greatest chamber music masterworks.

Our faculty of renowned chamber musicians guides advanced students through a deeper understanding of timbre, texture, balance, expression, technique, and interpretation while strengthening students’ listening and communication skills.

Crowden’s chamber music program fosters a community of committed and inspired young musicians whose musical friendships and shared memories last a lifetime.

Rehearsals are scheduled on Tuesday afternoons or Saturday mornings. Each ensemble receives coached rehearsals, plus the opportunity to perform in an end-of-session recital, and additional performance and masterclass opportunities.

Registration Deadline:

August 15, 2017 (year-long program)
To register, submit a completed registration along with a non-refundable $15 registration fee to Crowden by the registration deadline. Crowden will contact registrants to schedule an audition appointment when the registration is received. Mid-year applicants are welcome as space permits. For instrumental auditions, applicants should be prepared to play two pieces in contrasting style, to sight-read a short excerpt, and to play scales. Upon review of auditions, Crowden will contact students regarding acceptance.

Map to Crowden Music Center
Crowden Music Center
1475 Rose Street, Berkeley, California, 94702
Time Price Code
Wed, 4pm - 5:30pm
$3,700 Level I: Ages 10–13
Wed, 5:30pm - 7pm
$3,700 Level II: Ages 14–18

Founded in 1983 and the first of its kind in the nation, the Crowden School is a coeducational day school for grades four through eight, providing a distinguished academic program with chamber music at the core.

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