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John Adams Young Composers Program

Crowden Center for Music in the Community

Crowden Center for Music in the Community (CCMC) offers after school, weekend, and summer lessons and classes that meet the needs of a growing number of children and adults. An incomparable and vital community resource, CCMC greatly enriches the cultural life of the East Bay. Classes are held under the auspices of The Crowden Music Center, at our centrally located campus in Berkeley, California. CCMC is a member of the National Guild of Community Music Schools.

The John Adams Young Composers Program was founded in 2007 to honor Pulitzer prize-winning composer John Adams, who has a long association with the Crowden Music Center. The program offers an opportunity for young composers to learn from each other in a community, and to have their works performed by professional musicians. Multi-layered program consists of weekly private composition lessons with a member of the program faculty; weekly musicianship classes (Building the Complete Musician); Student salons; Lectures and demonstrations by visiting artists; Performances of student works by professional ensembles. Contact the program director for more information.

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Contact [email protected]
Phone Number (510) 559-6910
Web Address crowden.org
Address 1475 Rose St. , Berkeley,
Instruments Composition
Program Type After school
Estimated Rate contact program director
Scholarship Programs Need-based
Program Intensity Advanced
Frequency 3 per week
Duration 18 weeks
Genre Classical
* All rates are estimated and subject to change


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