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The Crowden School at Crowden Music Center

Who We Are

Crowden is a nonprofit organization and home to The Crowden School for grades four through eight, the first elementary/middle school in the country to offer a comprehensive academic education designed with chamber music at the core.

What We Do

  • The Crowden School for grades four through eight provides a distinguished education with chamber music at the heart.
  • Crowden provides music lessons, classes, ensembles, and summer camps for students of all ages and levels of ability.
  • Our John Adams Young Composers Program guides and mentors students in the formative stages of their creative growth. The program was founded in honor of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Adams, who has a long association with Crowden, on the occasion of his 60th birthday.
  • Crowden presents Bay Area audiences with chamber music concerts, educational lectures, and free family-friendly events like Community Music Day.

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Our Mission

Crowden combines music and education to nurture, develop, and inspire students of all ages, and provides essential support to the musical life of the community.

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