Areon Chamber Music Institute

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The Areon Chamber Music Institute offers a tailor-made experience for musicians of all ages, interest, training, and ability: from the highly motivated, competitive player to those who just want to have fun. It's a low time commitment and high reward program for students of all levels!

Chamber music teaches communication, tolerance, empathy, and leadership -- all essential tools as students develop in a musical setting and as they participate in their communities. Because there are no conductors and only one player on each part, students learn decision-making and effective communication in a small group setting. Additionally, students hone leadership and build confidence knowing they are responsible for their designated part. As students take these skills back to their school classrooms and beyond, not only do band directors see a direct benefit from the rise of skill level, but communities benefit from young citizens’ improved life-building skills.

ACMI Alumni have won several national, regional, and California state competitions, including the National Flute Association High School Soloist Competition, MTAC's VOCE Intermediate and Senior Chamber Music Competition, and MTNA Senior Soloist Competition. They've held positions in San Francisco Youth Symphony, California Youth Symphony, El Camino Youth Symphony, and San Jose Youth Symphony, National Flute Association High School Flute Choir Competition, and they have been accepted to top-ranked universities across the nation. 


In chamber music, everyone has a say, and everyone has an equally important voice.


Trio for Flutes by Harald Genzmer (Mvt. 1: Andante) and Trio for Flutes by Anton Reicha (Mvt. 1: Allegro). Performed by Cynthia Wang, Aja Hartman and Megan Fok.

Song of the Bard by Ralph Guenther, Concerto in A Major by J.B. Boismotier (Mvt. 1: Allegro, Mvt. 2: Andante, Mvt. 3: Vivo). Performed by Luisa Brown, Jessica Chen, Jasmine Deng, Kaylan Huang, and Kalie Oku.