Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, October 28, 2023

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, October 28, 2023 


Alverno Heights Academy

200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-3463 

Head of School: Joanne Harabedian

E-mail address:

Arcadia Christian School

1900 S. Santa Anita Avenue Arcadia, CA 91006

Preschool - TK - 8th Grade


Principal: Cindy Harmon


Arcadia High School

180 Campus Drive Arcadia, CA 91007

Phone: (626) 821-8370, Principal: Brent Forsee

Arroyo Pacific Academy

41 W. Santa Clara St. Arcadia, Ca, 

(626) 294-0661 Principal: Phil Clarke

E-mail address:

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary School

Ms. Rose Navarro, Principal

2660 East Orange Grove Blvd.

Pasadena, Ca 91107


Barnhart School

240 W. Colorado Blvd Arcadia, Ca. 91007

(626) 446-5588 

Head of School: Tonya Beilstein

Kindergarten - 8th grade


Bethany Christian School

93 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-3527 

Preschool-TK-8th Grade

Principal: Jonathon Hawes

website: www.

Clairbourn School

8400 Huntington Drive

San Gabriel, CA 91775

Phone: 626-286-3108 ext. 172

FAX: 626-286-1528


Foothill Oaks Academy

822 E. Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010

(626) 301-9809

Principal: Nancy Lopez

Frostig School

971 N. Altadena Drive Pasadena, CA 91107

(626) 791-1255

Head of School: Jenny Janetzke


The Gooden School

192 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-2410 

Head of School, Jo-Anne Woolner


High Point Academy

1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road 

Pasadena, Ca. 91107 

Head of School: Gary Stern 626-798-8989


La Salle College Preparatory

3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 351-8951 website:

Interim Principal Ernest Siy

Monrovia High School

325 East Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016 

(626) 471-2800 Principal Darvin Jackson


Odyssey Charter School

725 W. Altadena Dr. Altadena, Ca. 91001

(626) 229-0993 Head of School: Lauren O’Neill


Pasadena High School

2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 396-5880 Principal: Mathew Kodama


St. Rita Catholic School

322 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

Principal: Adela Solis (626) 355-6114


Sierra Madre Elementary School

141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-1428 

Principal: Dr. Jodi Marchesso

E-mail address:

Sierra Madre Middle School 

160 N. Canon Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 836-2947 Principal: Garrett Newsom

E-mail address:

Walden School

74 S San Gabriel Blvd

Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 792-6166

Weizmann Day School

1434 N. Altadena Dr. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 797-0204

Lisa Feldman: Head of School

Wilson Middle School

300 S. Madre St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 449-7390 Principal: Ruth Esseln

E-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) 471-2000 


Duarte Unified School District

1620 Huntington Dr., Duarte, Ca. 91010




Student composers of Pasadena Chorale’s 2023 Listening to the Future program along with Listening to the Future 
composer mentor Amy Gordon and Pasadena Chorale Founding Artistic & Executive Director Jeffrey Bernstein | 
Photo courtesy of Pasadena Chorale

 The Pasadena Chorale is proud to announce that it is looking for new students to enroll in its 
student-mentor com-position program – Listening to the Future, now in its eighth 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 November 2023 and run through June 2024. The 
free composition program culminates with the Pasadena Cho-rale performing the student composers’ 
new work at the Chorale’s Listening to the Future concert on June 15, 2024. The online application is 
available on the Pasadena Chorale’s website at A teacher 
recommendation is required to apply and applications are due by Nov. 6, 2023. 

 “Listening to the Future is an arts education program that is very special to me. Created and supported 
by Pasade-na 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 to announce 
that Jen Wang will be our composer mentor for 2024. Jen is not only an extraordinary composer, 
but she also sings with the Chorale and understands our organi-zation.”

 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 Jen Wang two evenings per month in Altadena. 
Ms. Wang will provide instruction in writing for choir, feedback on student work, and help with revisions. 
Students will compose two pieces for the Chorale: an arrangement of an existing melody, and 
an original work.

 In March 2024, the student composers will attend a Chorale rehearsal and hear their music for the 
first time. The students’ compositions will be premiered at the Chorale’s June 15 concert. Students will 
receive video and audio recordings of their finished work that they can include in their portfolios and 
college applications.

 Space in the Listening to the Future program is limited; we’re looking for students with musical ability 
and commit-ment and for whom this would be a unique or significant new opportunity.

 In the eight years since the free educational program began, Listening to the Future has seen 6 
composer mentors guide 24 student composers in the creation of 62 original compositions. 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 vis-it pasadenachorale.

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