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Young Musicians

June 15 – August 3 (8 weeks)
Tuition for YM classes: $224

YM 1
Saturday 10:15 – 10:50 am Weed
Saturday 11:45 am – 12:30 pm Weed

YM 2
Saturday 11:00 – 11:35 am Weed

YM 3
Saturday 9:15 – 10:00 am Weed
Saturday 11:00 – 11:45 am Alonso

YM 4
Saturday 9:00 – 9:45 am Alonso
Saturday 10:00 – 10:45 am Alonso

Learn more about our Young Musicians program.

Register for a YM class

June 15 – August 3
Saturdays: 10:00 – 10:45 am
Instructor: Sherry Luchette
Tuition: $224

YM Jazz includes singing, movement, instruments, and storytelling with Sherry Luchette, author of The Flying Jazz Kittens. She introduces students to swing time, blues form, and great jazz music from all eras.

Age 4 – 7. No prior experience required.

Register for YM Jazz

Three musicians playing clarinet
Young jazz ensemble performs on stage

Camps & Workshops

June 9 – June 16
Sunday – Sunday: 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (6/9 orientation day starts at 2:00)
Director: Aimée Kreston
Tuition: $900

This Intensive offers a deep dive into chamber music for intermediate to advanced students. Led by String Department Chair Aimée Kreston and assisted by nationally recognized coaches and teachers, the week includes daily coachings, rehearsals, guest artist recitals, master classes, lectures, and more. It is an intense but fun week!

Accepting applications from students ages 11-18. New and returning students must apply and submit a video to be considered. Qualifying students who apply before May 1 are given priority to available scholarships. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the program fills up.

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Please contact the PCM office at music@pasadenaconservatory.org or 626.683.3355 for more information.

June 17 – 28
Monday – Friday: 2:00 – 6:00 pm
Directors: Danny Janklow and Sam Hirsch
Tuition: $850

This course develops foundations of jazz improvisation, theory, and history. Students enrolled in the workshop study with some of L.A.’s great jazz teachers, gain a comprehensive knowledge of jazz traditions, participate in daily master classes, learn to play pieces by jazz masters, and perform in an end-of-workshop concert.

Age 12+. All instruments welcome, no previous jazz experience required.

Register for Summer Jazz Workshop

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

Clarinet Camp focuses on fundamentals, including breathing, embouchure, and articulation. The camp features a master class by master teacher, Yehuda Gilad, from the University of Southern California. This camp covers reed-work, practice techniques, and chamber music.

Age 12+.

Register for Clarinet Camp

July 10 – 31
Wednesdays: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Danny Janklow
Tuition: $200

Students participate in jazz combos composed of rhythm sections (i.e. piano, guitar, drum set, and percussion) and various wind instruments. Students of all instruments may apply. Literature for each group may be an assortment of standard jazz repertoire as well as arrangements and original compositions.

Age 12+. At least two years of previous instrumental study required.

Register for Jazz Combo

July 22 – 27
Monday – Saturday: 1:30 – 3:30pm
Instructor: Brandon Encinas

Students learn essential chamber skills including independent thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, listening, agency, leadership, and compromise, all while playing music from the great masters like Mozart and Haydn.

Ages 8 – 13.

Eligibility:

  • Students in Suzuki books level 4 and above who are under the age of 13, with the recommendation from their private lesson teacher.
  • Students ages 10 and above, who are below Suzuki Book level 4, with the recommendation from their private lesson teacher.

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Theory Courses

June 11 – August 13
Tuesdays: 5:00 – 5:30 pm
Instructor: Renee Gilormini
Tuition: $200/$90*

Music Theory Prep is for young students who are just starting lessons and not yet proficient at reading music. Topics include: treble and bass clefs, time signatures, rhythm, notation, and an introduction to famous composers.

Age 9+.

Register for Music Theory Prep

*For students concurrently enrolled in individual lessons

June 11 – July 16
Tuesdays: 5:30 – 6:00 pm
Instructor: Renee Gilormini
Tuition: $120/$54*

This course is for students who have completed Theory Prep through Level 2 and reviews concepts learned in previous classes to prepare students for the fall.

Register for Music Theory Enrichment

*For students concurrently enrolled in individual lessons

7 adult string musicians on stage masked
Adult jazz ensemble performs on stage

Adult Ensembles

June 12 – July 31
Wednesdays: 7:15 – 8:45 pm
Instructor: Dr. Bryan Fasola
Tuition: $320

This is a performance-oriented ensemble for adult amateurs. The ensemble studies and performs original and arranged works for guitar orchestra, with two to four instruments per part, and is led by a conductor. Audition required.

Please contact the PCM office at music@pasadenaconservatory.org or 626.683.3355 for more information. 

July 11 – August 15, 2024
Thursdays: 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Instructor: Erika Walczak and Simone Vitucci
Tuition: $240

Students acquire ensemble chops while learning just enough about music theory, history, ear training, and healthy practice habits to support their development as a whole musician.

Register for the Adult String Ensemble

July 11 – August 15, 2024
Thursdays: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Instructor: Erika Walczak and Simone Vitucci
Tuition: $240

For adults new to string ensemble, this class focuses on fundamentals: tone production, intonation, reading, and playing in an ensemble setting.

Register for Intro to String Ensemble: Upper Strings

June 15 – August 10 (No class July 6)
Saturdays: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm or 12:30 – 2:00 pm
Instructor: Sherry Luchette
Tuition: $320

Students learn to play jazz and blues standards in an ensemble setting. Through guided listening, students learn about melody, arrangements, chords, scales, and jazz improvisation.

Please contact the PCM office at music@pasadenaconservatory.org or 626.683.3355 for more information. 

Adult History Courses

June 10 – July 15
Mondays: 9:30 – 11:00 am
Instructor: Dr. Vatché Mankerian
Tuition: $144

With the release of The Beatles’ astounding album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the path of Rock music changed, at least for the next two decades. The concept album and the development of what became known as “classic rock” shaped the creation of formidable albums from the late 1960’s to late 1980’s. This course discusses the contributions of rock bands such as Pink Floyd; RUSH; Emerson, Lake and Palmer; ELO; Alan Parsons Project; Supertramp, and others.

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June 20 – August 1 (No class on July 4)
Thursdays: 9:30 – 11:45 am
Instructor: Dr. Nic Gerpe
Tuition: $192

Bach. Beethoven. Brahms. Everyone knows “The Three B’s”. But which other composers can lay claim to the “Great B” title? We’ll travel throughout the 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries to uncover masterworks by a bevy of brilliant (musical) brains, including Bartok, Berlioz, Britten, Bernstein, and more!

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Intergenerational

June 15 – August 3
Saturdays: 11:00 – 12:00 pm
Instructor: Crystal Jasso
Tuition: $224

Family Ukulele is a multigenerational space to come together and learn the ukulele. Students learn basic chords and rhythms, 5 strumming patterns, simple songs and even some novice improvisational skills that can lead you to have your own jam sessions at home! Ms. Jasso helps you ride that musical wave and gives you the confidence you need to work together, make beautiful music, and best of all have fun learning the Ukulele!

Children ages 7+ with an accompanying adult are invited to enroll.

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