Pomona College and Claremont
About Pomona College
The Southern California Violin Makers Workshop is privileged to have made arrangements to hold its workshops on the Pomona College campus. Pomona College belongs to the consortium of The Claremont Colleges, five undergraduate and two graduate institutions of higher learning located in Claremont, California. Pomona is consistently ranked among the top ten liberal arts colleges in the US. The college is known for two performing halls, Bridges Auditorium (“Big Bridges”) and Mabel Shaw Bridges Hall of Music (“Little Bridges”). Many famous artists from the last century practiced and performed in one or both of these, including Jascha Heifitz.
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Claremont is located about 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. Once the locus of a thriving citrus industry, it is now known for its outstanding colleges and its beautiful, historic downtown, Claremont Village. The Village is just a five minute walk from the workshop site and features interesting shops and a wide variety of restaurants. When the jacaranda trees come into bloom each June, the major streets are bordered with purple.