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Program Outline

 

Our calendar is being updated. Please check back in a few weeks. Below is our Program Outline.


Groups

JCM selects and assigns students to small chamber groups, of 2-5 players each, according to their level of playing, age, and location. During this selection process, JCM makes every effort to accommodate reasonable requests from teachers and students regarding particular team members, repertoire, and coach assignments. In the event JCM is unable to find a suitable match, the student will be placed on the Waiting List.

 

Timeline

The JCM season begins with auditions held in late September / early October, and culminates with a Final Concert in late March/early April.

 

Activities

During the season, each group receives 8 coaching sessions at their Coach’s studio. Due to the nature of small chamber groups, there is flexibility with scheduling to accommodate each student’s other studies and activities. In addition to coaching sessions, groups generally rehearse weekly for about one hour, and usually pick the most centrally located homes for rehearsals. Each season, JCM offers master classes, workshops, competitions, retreats and several performance opportunities for students of all levels.

 

Eligibility
JCM is open to instrumentalists and vocalists, age 9-19 (collegiate groups may enter with pre-formed JCM groups only). Our levels range from upper intermediate to very advanced. Advanced players are encouraged to audition for the Honors Concert. Consideration for Debut Artists is open to high school players only with several years of chamber music experience.

 

Tuition

$390 covers 8 coaching sessions, Chamber Music Orientation, and the Final Concert. Tuition also includes the following optional opportunities:

 

Master Classes – Attendance highly recommended. Performers chosen by audition.


Chamber Music Workshops – Open to everyone


JCM–Student Service Alliance – Student driven program to perform in beautiful retirement homes for performance experience and 5 community service hours. Performances are available to all students. Student leadership positions are available through interview.


Playing with the Pros, Composers Direct!, and the Debut Artists Program – Highly competitive opportunities that are awarded by audition only. Participation in these programs is free for the students, made available through scholarships from JCM.


Consideration for Summer Festival Scholarships – All JCM students are eligible to be selected for Summer Festival Scholarships based on their participation in JCM activities and commitment shown to chamber music. Some festivals require their own audition to use the scholarship.

 

Additional Opportunities

Concerto Competition*
Music in the Mountains Tour*
International Honors Tour (audition required)

*additional fees apply


Location of Events

Due to the size of Southern California, we have four distinct branches: Orange County, Los Angeles County, Conejo Valley/San Fernando, and the Inland Empire/San Diego. JCM holds separate auditions, orientations, master classes and concerts in each of these areas for greater convenience. Please check your area branch for exact event dates.


Registration Deadline

The online application form and application fee ($40) must be received 48 hours before the audition day. Once you have completed your form and paid the registration fee, you will receive an Audition time. Please contact us if you are registering late, as there may still be vacancies after auditions.


Audition Repertoire Requirements

Two contrasting pieces (or movements) or one major work that demonstrates the technical and musical range of the applicant. Piano accompaniment is not required. Applicants may be asked to Sight-read at the audition.