Help us help them.
This season, PCMF is launched its first-ever fundraising campaign!
We are incredibly proud to announce that because of your generous support, 2 students from Colombia, and another from Mexico were able to attend PCMF on full scholarships!!
We are already hard at work raising scholarship for future students. We thank you so much for your support of the arts. PCMF prides itself on making the experience of a intensive summer chamber music program available to students from all walks of life, and from around the world. 100% of your donations go directly towards a student's tuition.
Since the first festival five years ago, PCMF has grown from a four-day program to what will be nearly a two-week chamber music immersion in the summer of 2018.
Numerous students from PCMF have gone on to study music at top music programs, including San Francisco Conservatory of Music and University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
With a student to faculty ratio of less than 5 to 1, PCMF gives students the kind of attention found in only the most elite music programs.
But don't take our word for it. Here are what our students and parents are saying:
"Pacific Crest Music Festival goes above and beyond the typical chamber music festival; students walk away from PCMF with not only with a greater understanding of ensemble, technique, and musicianship, but also with the enduring sense of being part of a musical family.
Thanks for everything, Mike!"
- Kira W., cellist (2015 and 2017)
"Attending PCMF, I really learned how to work with others even when we had contrasting ideas...how important compromising is when preparing chamber music. I was surprised at how quickly we were able to bond knowing that even when we all came from very different backgrounds, we all had one thing in common and that was our love for chamber music. PCMF really helped me focus on certain aspects of my technique and ways to efficiently practice in order to achieve my goals."
- Jackie R., cellist (2017)
"I'm so glad I found PCMF. I had so much fun...It has literally been the fastest week of my life."
- Miles C., violinist (2015, 2016, and 2017)
"PCMF was one of the most nourishing and challenging musical experiences I have ever had. The faculty get to know each student personally and are actively involved in helping students grow by playing beside them all day and even staying in contact with them after PCMF has ended. The learning environment is ideal, and the small size of the festival makes it a wonderful experience not just musically but also personally. I will always treasure my memories of this music festival."
- Caya L., violinst (2014, 2015, and 2016)
"The Pacific Crest Music Festival was one of the best musical experiences I've had. Aside from getting out of the city and making new friends, we were able to make music and learn from one another."
- Sam R., violist (2013, 2014, and 2015)
You can donate through Paypal, check, or contact Michael Whitson via our contact page.
Checks can be made out and mailed to:
"Pacific Crest Music"
174 High St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401