December 15, 2014
Hello JCM Students, Coaches and Teachers,
The New Year is fast approaching and holds the promise of good things to come. If you would like to help us to provide you with even more opportunities and to extend our community engagement, please consider us for your end of year giving. To make a donation, click here. 
Students: We hope you are enjoying your coaching sessions! If you have not yet begun, please contact your coach(es) ASAP to schedule your first session. If you have any questions or concerns, contact 
Concerto Competition: Enter one of our concerto competitions. You could win the chance to perform a concerto or showpiece with orchestra! 
Chamber Music Workshops: RSVP today to ensure your spot - seating is limited, and attendance at either a workshop or a masterclass is mandatory if you would like to be considered for a summer scholarship.
JCMSSA: The first concert of the season will be on December 27th.
SAVE THE DATE!: Our annual Faculty Concert will be on January 31, 2015 (7:00 p.m.) at Irvine Valley College Performing Arts Center. Come and enjoy an evening of chamber music featuring JCM coaches and Debut Artists, the Vorpal Trio.
Press: Read Laurie Niles' blog "The Clemens Quartet: Performing 'From the Top'" at
Coaches in Concert: Upcoming concerts include those by Rufus ChoiJoyce Geeting, and Dr. Lorna Griffit.
Happy Practicing!

The JCM-AVSOMC Concerto Competition (open to LA & CV/SF students) will take place in early February. The winner will perform his or her piece with the Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra on March 28, 2015. 
For complete rules, click here
To apply, click here.

The JCM-CAPMT OC Symphony Competition (open to OC & IE students) will be held on April 18, 2015. The Grand Prize and First Place winners will perform with the Orange County Symphony. 
For complete rules, click here. 
To apply, click here.
LA's first chamber music workshop of the season was a huge success! Mark Richman worked with piano duo: Yoko Rosenbaum and Nicholas Mendez, and with string trio: Maeve Schallert, violin; Mackenzie Mendez, guitar, and William Choi, cello. Thank you to William and Leah Schallert for hosting this workshop  in their lovely home.
LA Branch Workshops:

Sunday, Jan. 18 (4:00-5:30 p.m.) with Diana Morgan  in Westwood
Sunday, Feb. 15 (3:00-4:30 p.m.) with Roza Yoder near Downtown LA
CV/SF Branch Workshop:
Saturday, Feb. 7 (2:00-3:30 p.m.) with Joyce Osborn in Woodland Hills
OC Branch Workshops:

Saturday, Feb. 28 (3:00 p.m.) with Lazlo Mezo in Irvine
Workshop dates, with coaches William Fitzpatrick and Dr. Lorna Griffit, will be coming soon!
IE Branch Workshop:
coming soon
Our first JCMSSA Concert of the season will take place December 27th at 3:30 p.m. at Vivante Senior Living (1640 Monrovia Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627). This concert is open to both Orange County and Los Angeles Branches. Solo and chamber performances are welcome! If you or your group are interested in participating, please fill out the attached application here.

Join us on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. for a collaborative concert bringing together renowned JCM coaches and performers from around Los Angeles and Orange counties to share a variety of chamber works.
Performers include:
Kayoko Adachi, Chizuko Asada, Sarkis Baltaian, Alisha Bauer, Dr. Susan Boettger, Jennifer Choi, Kyungeun Choi, Gina Coletti, Leslie Ho, Kookhee Hong, Wen-Ting Huang, Alex Kalman, Soo Lee, Paul Manaster, Laszlo Mezo, Sorah Myung, Minji Noh, Mary Palchak, Andrew Park, Linnea Powell, Darryl Tanikawa, Ann Tenney, and JCM Debut Artists: Sydney Mariano, Derek Chao & Kenny Kressin.
For tickets, visit ivcarts,org.  

Moments in Music, founded by Rufus Choi, will hold its Inaugural Gala Concert on December 20th - 7:00 p.m. at Thayer Hall at the Colburn School. For more information and tickets, click here.
Joyce Geeting will perform with her cello students at a Christmas concert on Sunday, December 21st - 4:00 p.m. at the Methodist Church, 1000 Janss Road in Thousand Oaks.
Dr. Lorna Griffit will perform with Haroutune Bedelian, Nicole Mitchell, and Claude Cymerman on Saturday, January 10th - 8:00 p.m. at Winifred Smith Hall at UCI. For concert information and tickets, click here.

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