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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.

August 29, 2023 – June 1, 2024
Tuesdays: 5:00 pm
Instructor: Rachael Denny
Tuition: $1,008*

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Using recorders, students will develop their music literacy and foundational skills to make a smooth transition into woodwind or brass lessons. The class will feature opportunities to hear, hold and explore the instruments of the woodwind and brass families, in addition to using percussion instruments for accompaniment and rhythmic proficiency. Students will perform in ensemble twice each year.

*Materials fee not included

June 28 – June 30
Friday: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Instructors: Laura Stoutenborough, Micah Wright
Tuition: $275

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PCM’s Clarinet Camp focuses on fundamentals, including breathing, embouchure, and articulation. Led by PCM faculty Laura Stoutenborough and Micah Wright, the camp features a master class by master teacher, Yehuda Gilad, from the University of Southern California and the Colburn School Conservatory of Music. This camp covers reed-work, practice techniques, and chamber music. All students will play in a clarinet choir. Ages 12 and up are welcome to join.

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