Blog Student Voices Faculty Voices Alumni Voices Around the Conservatory Around the Conservatory March 28, 2017 Announcing the 2017 PCM Chamber Music Competition Winners Congratulations to all of this year’s participants! It has been a privilege to witness your inspiring passion and hear such great music. Please visit the competition website in the coming weeks for updates, video of the final round performances, photos from the competition, and information on next year’s competition. Alumni Voices March 17, 2017 Interviews with PCM Alums | Isabel Barragan Isabel Barragan is a Pasadena Conservatory of Music alumna and LAYGO member. She studied at PCM for four years with Connie Sheu and is now a freshman guitar major at California State University, Fullerton, studying with Martha Masters. Around the Conservatory February 1, 2017 Harry Eversole | A Grandchild’s First Chroma Concert Grandparents are hard pressed to come up with suitable entertainment for their grandchildren, entertainment that is captivating, enriching and short enough for attention spans both old and young. Around the Conservatory December 1, 2016 Announcing the PCM Chamber Music Competition PCM has launched its own competition, and with an all-star panel of judges, and over $10,000 in prizes, it’s one of the biggest, pre-collegiate, chamber music competitions in the world. Student Voices October 10, 2016 Julia Knoerr | Jefferson Elementary’s after school Music Club Julia Knoerr is a senior at Westridge School for Girls and studies cello with Elizabeth Pattengale at PCM. She started the after school Music Club at Jefferson Elementary School as a part of Westridge’s Community Outreach Program in her Junior Year. Student Voices July 20, 2016 Romel Veal, Jr. | Ella Fitzgerald Memorial Summer Jazz Scholar Meet Romel Veal, Jr., PCM’s first Ella Fitzgerald Memorial Summer Jazz Scholar. Around the Conservatory June 29, 2016 Concert Recap: Songs About Place | Ken Zuckerman with T.J. Troy Highlights from the 2015-2016 Songs About Place concert series finale. Student Voices May 3, 2016 Mackenzie Mendez Mackenzie Mendez, guitar student at PCM, discusses her relationship with music, her guitar, and her participation in the Los Angeles Youth Guitar Orchestra (LAYGO). Student Voices April 21, 2016 JR Santiago John Robert Santiago, flute student at PCM, shares some audition tips that helped him get into the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA). Around the Conservatory March 8, 2016 Concert Recap: African Roots, African American Fruits: A Musical Journey In case you missed PCM’s first annual concert to celebrate Black History Month, here are a few photos and video highlights from February’s sold out show! Around the Conservatory September 9, 2015 A New Season for AVOLA Pasadena Conservatory of Music (PCM) is pleased to announce audition dates for the 2015|16 Season of Artes Vocales of Los Angeles (AVOLA). Sign up for an audition today! Around the Conservatory June 12, 2015 Event Recap: Jazz on Hill 2015 An overview of PCM’s third annual day of jazz. Student Voices June 4, 2015 On the Road: The Incendium Quartet at the Fischoff Competition | Atticus Mellor-Goldman Atticus Mellor-Goldman, the cellist of the Incendium Quartet, talks about some of his experiences on the road at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. Student Voices March 31, 2015 Atticus Mellor-Goldman Atticus Mellor-Goldman talks about what it takes to be in the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. Faculty Voices March 31, 2015 Rebecca Merblum: Bach in the Subways Rebecca Merblum talks about Bach in the Subways. Around the Conservatory March 27, 2015 Songs About Place: Los Angeles Juhi Bansal talks about PCM’s Songs About Place: Los Angeles. Student Voices March 10, 2015 Willa Hawthorne PCM student, Willa Hawthorne, shares a story about a piece she performed called “Join”, written for her grandparents 50th wedding anniversary by composer Hannah Lash. Student Voices March 6, 2015 The Generations of Music Project (Part II) Erica Lee talks about hosting her own series of recitals at retirement homes for her Gold Award. Student Voices February 18, 2015 Kieran Doudrick Meet Kieran, a young musicians student here at PCM! Alumni Voices January 15, 2015 Christopher Goodpasture Christopher Goodpasture writes about how PCM has transformed since he attended the Conservatory in 1995. Student Voices December 11, 2014 The Generations of Music Project My name is Erica Lee, a piano student at PCM studying with Dr. Susan Svrcek. I am a girl scout in troop #8631 and I am working toward earning my Gold Award titled, The Generation of Music. Faculty Voices November 24, 2014 Susan Svrček: THE STEINWAYS ARE COMING! THE STEINWAYS ARE COMING! Susan Svrček’s odyssey to procure Steinway pianos for the new Barrett Hall. Around the Conservatory October 15, 2014 LAYGO Performing for PCM’s Construction Crew PCM’s LAYGO (Los Angeles Youth Guitar Orchestra) treated the construction crew to an impromptu performance in the new space. Around the Conservatory August 20, 2014 Play well with others This year, we’re pleased to offer three new ensembles—two for adults and one for children—for more opportunities to play with peer musicians. Around the Conservatory July 31, 2014 PCM presents the first annual Zukovsky Competition! PCM hosts the first annual Zukovsky Competition, open to clarinetists ages 18 and younger. Around the Conservatory July 17, 2014 Chamber Music Intensive Our Chamber Music Summer Intensive students played so beautifully for a packed house on Friday evening Around the Conservatory June 20, 2014 A Little Summer Music Summer news for the Pasadena Conservatory of Music. Student Voices June 17, 2014 Auf Wiedersehen, LAYGO! Students from our Los Angeles Youth Guitar Orchestra (LAYGO) departed for a two-week music intensive in Stuttgart, Germany. Around the Conservatory April 4, 2014 KCET Article: Songs About Place KCET published a writeup about our ‘Songs About Place’ concert series. Around the Conservatory February 16, 2012 KPCC: Pasadena’s Best-Kept Secret KPCC’s Off-Ramp looks at PCM through the eyes of a student and considers the school’s impact on the community.