Cultivation, Collaboration, Creativity, Commitment
A non-profit organization, the Pacific Chamber Music Academy (PCMA) advocates the importance of 4C’s core values in chamber music: cultivation, collaboration, creativity and commitment, and provides opportunities for young musicians to experience the excitement of teamwork using their solo instruments. Dedicated to becoming a premier institution in the Pacific Northwest in honing the craft of teamwork and chamber music among gifted young musicians, PCMA pledges to promote musical and cultural exchange for young musicians globally.
In the fall of 2016, a couple of my colleagues and I were having a conversation after a performance about starting a chamber music camp to share our passion with students. This eventually led to an inaugural half-day summer camp in the following summer, which then became a full-day camp last year. As a result of the high calibre of students and a faculty fully committed to cultivating the art of collaboration, I was told by a few students that one week isn’t enough. Hence in 2019, with the help of a dedicated Board of Directors, PCMA launched our year-round programs plus other creative initiatives in addition to our annual summer camp.
One of our goals is to cultivate students’ passion in chamber music so they can continue their musical endeavours with their colleagues and friends as a lifelong learning experience. Classical music is a lifelong journey that should not end after archiving RCM Level 10 or ARCT diploma, which unfortunately happens rather often to many students, and collaborating in chamber music is a wonderful way to continue this journey. Music is food for the soul and benefits our mind, body, and society in multiple ways. Please refer to our “Enhancing Education” page for more information.
Dr. Ronald Sat
Founder, President – PCMA