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Our competition challenges students to strive for excellence in the performance of chamber music. It aims to educate and inspire audiences, and the community, through student achievement in the art of chamber music.

Artistic Director: Andrew Cook
Competition Manager: Cindy Lewis

2019 Winners

Awards

1st prize
$6,000
2nd prize
$4,000
3rd prize
$2,000

All non-winning groups: Master classes with Andrew Cook and judges

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Bear Quartet, winners of the Gold Medal in 2018

Guidelines

  1. Preliminary Video Round
  2. Semi-Final round – 6 to 8 groups
  3. Final round – 3 groups

Eligibility

Repertoire Requirements

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PCM

Established in 1984, the Pasadena Conservatory of Music is an independent, nationally-accredited community school whose mission is to educate, advocate, inspire, and share through music study and performance. The Conservatory offers a comprehensive curriculum that encompasses traditional and contemporary music for children and adults. More than 1,200 students attend the school annually and over 3,000 students in schools throughout the Pasadena community benefit from its extensive outreach programs.

To learn more about the Pasadena Conservatory of Music, please visit us at pasadenaconservatory.org

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Community Outreach

Through its three outreach programs PCM strivesv to offer underserved youth in our community access to high-quality music education.

Learn more about the Pasadena Conservatory of Music’s community outreach programs.

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Contact Us

Please email the competition staff directly at compete@pasadenaconservatory.org

Pasadena Conservatory of Music
100 North Hill Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106
626.683.3355

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