Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, December 10, 2022

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, December 10, 2022 



2021/2022 student composers from Pasadena Chorale’s Listening to the Future program with 
Pasadena Chorale Founding Artistic & Executive Director Jeffrey Bernstein, photo courtesy 
of Pasadena Chorale 

(Pasadena, Calif.) Dec. 5, 2022 – The Pasadena Chorale is proud to announce that it has opened the 
application process for its student-mentor composition program – Listening to the Future, now in its 
seventh year. The Chorale is looking to accept Pasadena area high school students from ninth through 
12th grade to enroll into its Listening to the Future program that will begin in January 2023 and run 
through June 2023. The five-month composition program culminates with the Pasadena Chorale performing 
the student composers’ new work at its Listening to the Future concert on June 17, 2023. Students 
can learn how to apply at A teacher 
recommendation is required to apply and applications must be submitted by December 31, 2022. 

“Listening to the Future is an arts education program that is very special to me. Created and supported 
by Pasadena Chorale, Listening to the Future began in 2016 to give young composers a chance 
to hear their music performed in concert. There wasn’t a program like it in Pasadena,” said Pasadena 
Chorale Founding Artistic & Executive Director Jeffrey Bernstein. “This year we’re thrilled that L.A.based 
Amy Gordon will return as our composer mentor. Amy was the composer mentor in 2019-20. 
She’s a terrific composer and a superb educator.” 

The high school students chosen to participate in the Pasadena Chorale’s Listening to the Future 
program will be selected based on their music experience, level of readiness, and teacher recommendation. 
Students will meet with professional composer Amy Gordon every two weeks, alternating 
in-person and Zoom meetings. Gordon will provide feedback on their work and help them revise it. 
Students will produce one piece of original music for the Chorale and one arrangement of an existing 

In March 2023, all six student composers will meet together as a class with Amy Gordon and the 
Chorale will rehearse the students’ new work for the first time. The student composers will have the 
opportunity to listen to their music performed by the 70-member Chorale live and in-person. Gordon 
will continue to help the students fine tune their work in preparation for rehearsals for the Listening 
to the Future concert that will begin in 2023. The final pieces will be performed at the Chorale’s June 
17 concert. Students will receive video and audio recordings of their finished work that they can include 
in their portfolios and in their college applications. 

The Pasadena Chorale’s Listening to the Future is a highly-selective program that is mostly ideal for 
high school juniors and seniors. In the six years since the program began, the Pasadena Chorale has 
had six professional working composers mentor 24 student composers, and 62 compositions have 

Alverno Heights Academy200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-3463 Head of School: Julia V. Fanara
E-mail address: 
Arcadia High School180 Campus Drive Arcadia, CA 91007Phone: (626) 821-8370, Principal: Brent 

Arroyo Pacific Academy41 W. Santa Clara St. Arcadia, Ca,

(626) 294-0661 Principal: Phil Clarke
E-mail address: 
Barnhart School 
240 W. Colorado Blvd Arcadia, Ca. 91007 
(626) 446-5588Head of School: Tonya BeilsteinKindergarten - 8th gradewebsite: 

Bethany Christian School93 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 
(626) 355-3527Preschool-TK-8th Grade 
Principal: Jonathon Haweswebsite: www. 

Clairbourn School 
8400 Huntington DriveSan Gabriel, CA 91775Phone: 626-286-3108 ext. 172 
FAX: 626-286-1528 

Foothill Oaks Academy822 E. Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010(626) 301-9809Principal: Nancy 

Frostig School971 N. Altadena Drive Pasadena, CA 91107 
(626) 791-1255Head of School: Jenny Janetzke 

The Gooden School 
192 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024 
(626) 355-2410Head of School, Jo-Anne Woolner 

High Point Academy1720 Kinneloa Canyon RoadPasadena, Ca. 91107 
Head of School: Gary Stern 626-798-8989 

La Salle College Preparatory3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 351-8951 website: 
Principal Dr. Jamal Adams 
Monrovia High School325 East Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016

(626) 471-2800 Principal Darvin Jackson 

Odyssey Charter School725 W. Altadena Dr. Altadena, Ca. 91001

(626) 229-0993 Head of School: Lauren O’Neillwebsite: 
Pasadena High School2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 396-5880 Principal: Mathew Kodama 
St. Rita Catholic School 
322 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024Principal: Adela Solis (626) 355-6114solis@st-ritaschool.orgWebsite: 

Sierra Madre Elementary School141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-1428 Principal: Lindsay LUISE-mail address: 
Sierra Madre Middle School 
160 N. Canon Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 836-2947 Principal: Garrett NewsomE-mail address: 
Walden School 
74 S San Gabriel Blvd 
Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 

Weizmann Day School1434 N. Altadena Dr. Pasadena, Ca. 91107(626) 797-0204Lisa Feldman: Head of School 

Wilson Middle School 
300 S. Madre St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 449-7390 Principal: Ruth EsselnE-mail address: 
Pasadena Unified School District 
351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena, Ca. 91109

(626) 396-3600 Website: 
Arcadia Unified School District 
234 Campus Dr., Arcadia, Ca. 91007 

(626) 821-8300 Website: 
Monrovia Unified School District 
325 E. Huntington Dr., Monrovia, Ca. 91016 
(626) 471-2000Website: 

Duarte Unified School District 
1620 Huntington Dr., Duarte, Ca. 91010 

Arcadia Christian School 
1900 S. Santa Anita Avenue Arcadia, CA 91006Preschool - and TK - 8th Grade 
626-574-8229/626-574-0805Email: inquiry@acslions.comPrincipal: Cindy Harmonwebsite: 

been produced by students of the program. Alumni of the program have gone on to study at Stanford, 
Columbia, Yale, Chapman University, University of Michigan and more. 

For information on the Pasadena Chorale’s Listening to the Future program, please visit PasadenaChorale.

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