We are so glad you are interested in The Crowden School for grades three through eight!
Children who love music have a home here at The Crowden School.
At Crowden, we provide an engaging and transformative academic education with chamber music at the core. The best way to learn more about Crowden is to schedule a visit! Fill out the online inquiry form and we will get in touch to schedule a visit so you can see for yourself what makes The Crowden School such a special place.
I hope to meet you soon!
Programs and Admissions Manager
- Submit an Application
- Student for a Day
- Submit Teacher Recommendation
- Send Transcripts
- Audition and Exam
Please submit your application along with the non-refundable application fee.
For financial aid applicants: The Crowden School uses FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment to process financial aid applications. All applications must be submitted electronically through the FACTS website.
Crowden will inform you of spring exam and audition dates, once your completed application form has been received.
Music Audition: We ask applicants to play a short piece (less than two minutes) of their choice that best shows off their current musical level. Our Director of Music and other members of the music faculty will listen and may ask a few questions. An ear training test may also be given.
Entrance Examination: The written exam consists of sections on English, math, and music theory. No portion of the test is timed, but completing all parts usually takes between two and three hours. The music theory portion is given to assess each student's current level and admission to the school is not based on proficiency. Pencils and scratch paper will be provided and an exam proctor will be available to answer any questions.