Elemental Music Alumni Programs

Over 1,800 students have participated in Elemental Music since 2004. We love keeping in touch with our alumni. On this page, you will find exciting opportunities to stay connected with Elemental Music, even after you graduate from our ensembles. And of course, you can always drop us a line and let us know what you’re up to!

 
 

Alumni Competition

Every year, we host an alumni competition, offering our former students the opportunity to show off their chops and win a cash prize. There are two divisions to our alumni competition.

High School Division

Open to high school juniors and seniors who were previously enrolled in an Elemental Music program

First prize: $500
Second prize: $300
Third prize: $200

Middle School Division

Open to current 8th graders who were previously enrolled in an Elemental Music program

First prize: $250
Second prize: $150
Third prize: $100

Winners will be invited to perform, date and location TBD, pending availability of the winning musicians.

Applicants must upload a video recording of a solo work of your choice to YouTube, with accompaniment if there is one. The recording should not exceed 8 minutes in length.

Applications for our alumni competition are currently closed. Please check back in March 2020.

Elemental Music’s Executive and Artistic Director Dr. Josephine Moerschel congratulating inaugural Alumni competition winners in 2017

Elemental Music’s Executive and Artistic Director Dr. Josephine Moerschel congratulating inaugural Alumni competition winners in 2017

Mentor program

Many of our alumni middle school students love coming back as Mentors in our ensembles. Students in our Mentor Program assist in rehearsals and play with our ensembles. Interested in mentoring? Fill out the following application form.

Volunteer Opportunities

From helping at instrument petting zoos and EM events to community service performance opportunities, there are lots of ways for alumni students to stay involved with our programs. Email Dr. Jo if you’d like more information on volunteering with us!

Elemental Music alumni volunteers at the Santa Monica COAST Festival with Elemental Strings Assistant Director Jason Aiello

Elemental Music alumni volunteers at the Santa Monica COAST Festival with Elemental Strings Assistant Director Jason Aiello


“Thank you for providing youth musicians such a supportive community to be a part of, helping us to grow as young artists, and establish lifelong friendships at the same time!”
— Wilder Millett, alumni