Program Outline


2020 COVID-19 Program Outline


Audition & Group Assignments


JCM is open to instrumentalists and vocalists, age 8-20 (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.



$450 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 interviews.

Playing with the Pros 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* (tentative)
International Honors Tour (tentative).  During this season (and last season), we will be creating a Priority List.  Those who were chosen for Korea 2020 have 1st priority, those who sign up this season will be 2nd priority.


*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/North Los Angeles, and the Inland Empire. 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.

Application Deadline

The online application form and application fee must be received by September 30, 2020.  Once you have completed your form and paid the application fee, you will receive a link to select an Interview time. Please contact us if you are registering late, as there may still be vacancies after auditions.