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Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion

The Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion Department prepares students to achieve technical proficiency—tone production, intonation, articulation, and rhythm—on their instruments, including flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, trumpet, French horn, baritone, trombone, tuba, and percussion. Through PCM’s sequential curriculum, students learn to express themselves musically, develop musical responsibility, and acquire the skills necessary to participate in ensembles.

Our Programs

We offer private lessons as well as group and ensemble classes.

Students will have the opportunity to sight-read, improve listening skills and rhythmic accuracy, practice rehearsal techniques, and learn performance ensemble repertoire.

June 22 – 26 (1 week)
Monday – Friday 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Instructor: Laura and Chris Stoutenborough
Tuition: $350

PCM’s Clarinet Camp focuses on fundamentals, including breathing, embouchure, and articulation. The camp includes reed-work, picking a mouthpiece, practice tools, and intonation. Students will also perform solo and chamber music.

Past masterclass teachers have included Yehuda Gilad, Michele Zukovsky, Burt Hara, and Don Foster.

Masterclass teachers for 2020 to be announced.

Please contact the PCM office at 626.683.3355 if you need assistance.

Register for Clarinet Camp

July 20 – August 7 (3 weeks)
Mondays & Thursdays 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Instructor: Kristen Edkins
Tuition: $420

Students enrolled in the workshop perform jazz standards as well as original arrangements composed by Kirsten Edkins. Students will be joined by a professional rhythm section for a final performance.

Previous experience required. All students are required to sign up for a minimum of six individual lessons of 30, 45, or 60 minutes in length.

Register for the Saxophone Workshop.

Visit the Fees page for more information about tuition and registration fees.