Crowden Music Center in Berkeley is a non-profit organization where students come to receive a world-class education with music at its core. Founded in 1983 by Scottish violinist Anne Crowden, today Crowden serves an annual audience of 12,000 with a rich array of workshops, events, and concerts. Each year, more than 1,600 music students of all ages and levels of ability participate in Crowden’s private lessons, music classes, ensembles, and summer programs for the general community. Crowden’s flagship program is The Crowden School, the first of its kind in the nation: a coeducational day school for grades three through eight that provides a transformative education with chamber music at the heart. Crowden’s distinctive educational offerings also include the John Adams Young Composers Program and renowned chamber music programs for both youth and adults. In addition, Crowden is an active center for music rehearsals, performances, and recitals for students and professional musicians. It plays an important role in music education in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.