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Crowden Summer Programs 2014

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Financial aid applications due April 30, 2014. Click here to learn how to enroll.

Day Camps & Workshops

Private Lessons (violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano, flute, clarinet, guitar, and composition)


Day Camps & Workshops

Scrape, Squawk, and Bang
An Instrumental Discovery Camp

Rachel Durling, Director
Ages 5–9 • June 16–20 • Monday–Friday • 9:00am–2:00pm • Performance/Demo June 20, 1:00pm

This week-long camp is a wonderful way to introduce your child to one of
the most popular beginning instruments: violin, cello, piano, or fife. In
addition to small group classes in their chosen instrument, campers also
enjoy a range of fun musical activities including an all-camp chorus, rhythm
and movement classes, and hands-on opportunities to explore a variety of
other orchestral instruments.

Tuition: $405 plus a non-refundable $15 registration fee
Registration deadline: May 16
Before- and After-Care: Supervised child-care will be offered before camp from 8:00am to 9:00am for $5 a day, and after camp until 5:00pm for a flat fee of $15 a day (regardless of hours stayed). 

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Photo by Lev Schlaffer

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Summer Strings

Summer Strings at Crowden

Rachel Durling, Director
Ages 7–12 • June 23–July 3 • Monday–Friday • 9:00am–3:00pm • Performance/Demo July 3, 1:15pm

This two-week program is designed for beginning- to intermediate-level
violin, viola, and cello players. Complete beginners are welcome. Intermediate-
level participants are placed into chamber ensembles or group classes;
placement in a group is based on a required entrance interview or audition.
Each student receives one private lesson, and participates in a variety
of activities, including an all-camp string ensemble and all-camp chorus,
outdoor play, arts & crafts, and music games. Special schedule on Wednesday,
June 26, includes an afternoon recreational field trip.

Tuition: $635 plus a non-refundable $15 registration fee
Registration deadline: May 30
Audition/Interview dates: June 13 & 14. Ensemble placement auditions by appointment after receipt of application. No audition necessary for complete beginners.
Before- and After-Care: Supervised child-care will be offered before camp from 8 to 9 am for $5 a day, and after camp until 5:00 pm for a flat fee of $10 a day (regardless of hours stayed). 

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Chamber Music Workshop

Chamber Music Workshop at Crowden

Eugene Sor, Director
Faculty & Guest Artists:
Baumer String Quartet (Nathan Olson, Aaron Requiro, JT Posadas, David Requiro), The Delphi Trio (Liana Berube, Michelle Kwon, Jeff LaDeur), Jory Fankuchen, Evan Price, Arkadi Serper, Robert Waters

Ages 13–22 • July 7–18 • Monday–Friday • 9:00am–4:00pm • Concerts 6:30pm July 11, 17, & 18

Our renowned faculty guides serious young string and piano students
through an intensive two-week course, developing ensemble playing
skills through the performance and study of the world’s greatest chamber
music masterworks. This immensely popular program features daily group
coaching, string chamber orchestra, independent group rehearsal time,
and rotating electives including master classes, alternative style and improvisation workshops, open faculty rehearsals and concert, instrument
technique classes, music history, and sight reading. Acceptance and group
placement is based on audition and/or teacher recommendation; pre-formed
groups are encouraged to apply.

Tuition: $735 plus a non-refundable $35 registration fee
Registration deadline: April 11
Audition dates: April 26, May 1, May 3

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Photo by Andreas Guther

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Adult Chamber Music Workshop

Adult Chamber Music at Crowden

Eugene Sor, Director
Faculty & Guest Artists:
Delphi Trio (Liana Berube, Michelle Kwon, Jeffrey LaDeur), Jim Shallenberger

Ages 23 & up • June 11–15 *Note new June dates! • Wednesday–Sunday • 9:00am–4:00pm • Concert June 15, 6:30pm

Share your passion for chamber music with other adult musicians just
like you! This week-long workshop is modeled on our youth workshop
but tailored to the needs of adult amateur musicians. Ensemble playing
skills are developed through the performance and study of the world’s
greatest chamber music masterworks. Daily group coaching, string chamber
orchestra, and independent group rehearsal times are augmented with
master classes and faculty demonstrations. Group placement is based on
audition and/or teacher recommendation. Pre-formed groups are welcome
and encouraged to apply.

Tuition: $375 plus a non-refundable $35 registration fee
Registration deadline: April 7
Audition date: April 19

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Photo by Andreas Guther

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John Adams Young Composers Program

Painting with Sound: An Orchestration Workshop

Young Composers Program at Crowden

Martha Stoddard, Program Director
Ryan Brown, Arkadi Serper, Katrina Wreed, Faculty

Ages 13–18 • June 30–July 19 • 1:00pm–4:00pm • Week 1 (June 30–July 3): Monday, Wednesday, Thursday • Week 2 (July 7–11): Monday, Wednesday, Friday • Week 3 (July 14–19): Monday, Wednesday, Friday; additional Wednesday reading session 6:30–9:30pm; Saturday concert, 6:00pm

In this hands-on workshop guided by a team of extraordinary composition faculty from the John Adams Young Composers Program, students will explore the rich textures and colors of orchestral instruments. Through instrument demonstrations, listening assignments, written exercises and activities, plus expert guidance in the completion of individual orchestration projects, students will truly learn to paint with sound as they prepare for a concert of their own newest works performed by members of the Oakland Civic Orchestra.

Topics include:

  • Range, Resonance, Color, and Blend
  • Instrumental Families: Strings, Winds, Brass, and Percussion
  • Transposition, a Practical Matter

All applicants must submit a completed original instrumental composition two to five minutes in length. This composition may or may not be what they choose to orchestrate, but it should be a reflection of their current level and experience as a composer. Students with limited composition experience who prefer to orchestrate an existing piece by another composer may submit a list of three pieces they would consider orchestrating. A placement interview and music theory diagnostic test is required of applicants new to the John Adams Young Composers Program prior to acceptance in the workshop.

Tuition: $630 plus a non-refundable $35 registration fee
Registration deadline: April 25

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Photo by Andreas Guther. Featuring 2013 guest artists from Left Coast Chamber Ensemble.

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Crowden Summer Suzuki Workshop

Suzuki

Göran Berg, Director
Vivian Wells
, Assistant Director
Faculty:
Christina Berg, Shakeh Ghoukasian, Marilyn George, Katheryn Hewatt, Vivienne Kim, Leo Kitajima, Rodney Farrar, Katie Walda, John Weed, Sarah Wood

Ages 3–18 • July 24–27 • Thursday–Saturday: 9:00am–5:00pm; Sunday: 9:00am–2:00pm

Renowned guest faculty from Suzuki programs throughout the nation come
together at Crowden to share their expertise with young musicians in an intensive and fun immersion experience. Intended for students who are already studying violin, viola or cello with a Suzuki teacher, the workshop provides a variety of activities each day, including master classes, repertoire,
technique, and enrichment classes. All students must be supervised by a
parent, guardian, or adult childcare provider throughout the day.

Questions about Crowden's Summer Suzuki Workshop? Click here for our brochure, with full information on classes, faculty, and more.

Tuition: $375 plus a non-refundable $15 registration fee
Half Day option (for pre-Twinkle to early Book 1 students only): 9:00 am–12:00pm
Tuition for Half Day: $245 plus a non-refundable $15 registration fee
Registration deadline:
May 31

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Photo by Andreas Guther

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Summer Flute Ensembles

Flute

Laura Scarlata, Director/Faculty

All ages • June 19–July 24 • Thursdays • Beginning/Intermediate: 4:30–6:00pm • Advanced: 6:30–8:00pm • Classes held 30 minutes later July 24 only Concert Saturday, July 26, 6:00pm

Flutists develop and strengthen ensemble playing skills while exploring
the flute ensemble literature. The class culminates in a casual recital on the
last day of class. For flutists with at least two years of playing experience
or equivalent proficiency. Placement interview required, scheduled by appointment after registration has been received.

Tuition: $105 plus a $15 registration fee
Registration deadline:
May 31

Click here to learn how to enroll.

Photo by Andreas Guther

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Private Lessons

Ages 6 & up • June 2–July 19 • Lessons are held Monday–Saturday • Closed for class Friday–Saturday, July 4–5 • No lessons during the month of August

Private Piano Instruction at Crowden

Individual instruction is offered on violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano, flute, clarinet, guitar, and composition. Lessons are available for all levels of experience, from beginners to advanced students. Just contact us to get started!

Click here to see a list of our CCMC faculty by instrument.

Tuition:
30 minutes = $37 per lesson
45 minutes = $55 per lesson
60 minutes = $74 per lesson
Six weeks are required.

Registration fee: $15
Registration deadline: April 15

Download a summer 2014 registration form here!

Photo by Geoffrey Biddle

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