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2011 Season Packed with Marquee Names
      T H E M U S I C AC A D E M Y O F T H E W E S T ’ S 64th annual
                                                                                                                        Mosher Guest Artists Take Up
 F e s t i va l P r e v i e w !




      Summer Festival will include a production of Rossini’s comic opera
      classic The Barber of Seville as well as appearances by a host of classical
      music luminaries.
          The Academy’s 2011 Summer School and Festival will take place
                                                                                                                        Music Academy Residencies
                                                                                                                        THE MUSIC ACADEMY will host New York
      from June 20 to August 13 and include four orchestra concerts at The
                                                                                                                        Philharmonic Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow and
      Granada, including a season-ending performance of Stravinsky’s The Rite
                                                                                                                        acclaimed soprano Christine
      of Spring on August 13 under the baton of internationally renowned
                                                                                                                        Brewer this summer under
      conductor Leonard Slatkin. Also returning to conduct the Academy
                                                                                                                        a new initiative funded by the
      Orchestras this season are Larry
                                                                                                                        Samuel B. and Margaret C.
                                                                                                   David Bazemore




      Rachleff, Peter Oundjian, Daniel Hege,
                                                                                                                        Mosher Foundation.
      and Nicholas McGegan. Longtime
                                                                                                                           The new Mosher Guest
Academy faculty member Warren Jones will
                                                                                                                        Artist Residency Program,
conduct the Music Academy’s production
                                                                                                                        supported by a Mosher
of The Barber of Seville, which will be                                                                                                                        Glenn Dicterow
                                                                                                                        Foundation grant, will ultim-
presented August 5 and 7 at The Granada.
                                                                                                                        ately bring four guest artists to the Academy for part of
Mr. Rachleff, making his fourth consecutive
                                                                                                                        the 2011 Summer Festival, including two musicians yet
Summer Festival appearance, will conduct
                                                                                                                        to be named.
the opening orchestral performance of the
                                                                                                                           Ranging in duration from three days to two weeks,
season on June 25. To mark the centennial
                                                                                                                        Mosher Guest Artist residencies will include public
of Gustav Mahler’s death, Mr. Oundjian will
                                                                                                                        masterclasses and performances, as well as private
conduct a performance of the composer’s            Leonard Slatkin                                                      instruction with Academy Fellows.
Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp Minor on July 16.
                                                                                                                                                    “We are proud to have the
   Additional highlights this season will include performances by the Takács
                                                                                                                                                Mosher Foundation as our
Quartet, and a new guest artist residency program involving New York
                                                                                                                                                partner on this exciting new
Philharmonic Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow and soprano great Christine
                                                                                                                                                initiative,” said Academy
Brewer (see nearby article).
                                                                                                                                                President Scott Reed.
   For a complete list of key Festival dates, go to www.musicacademy.org/festival.
                                                                                                                                                    Mr. Dicterow, who joined
                                                                                                                                                the New York Philharmonic as
                                                                                                                                                concertmaster in 1980, made
                                                                                                                        Christine Brewer
                Music Academy Mission Statement                                                                                                 his solo debut with the Los
                                                                                                                        Angeles Philharmonic at age 11 before establishing
                The Music Academy of the West makes a unique and enduring                                               himself worldwide as one of the most prominent
                contribution to the world of classical music by:                                                        American concert artists of his generation. Recently
                                                                                                                        named among the top 20 sopranos of the 20th century
                ➤ Advancing the development of the next generation of great
                                  classical musicians                                                                   by the BBC, Ms. Brewer is due to perform at the
                                                                                                                        Hollywood Bowl under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel
                ➤ Cultivating discerning, appreciative, and adventurous audiences                                       just prior to her Academy residency.
                              The year is quite young yet, but already
                                                                               Ticketing Changes in Store
A Letter From The President

                              there is an unmistakable electricity in the
                              air at the Music Academy. The proximate
                              cause is unquestionably the hum of



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                              campus activity associated with the                    he Music Academy has acquired a new           or less, and a $2 facility fee will be added to
                              construction of the Luria Education Center.            ticketing system that will substantially      tickets priced $21 or more for Summer
                              I am proud of our rapid progress on this               enhance the Academy’s box office service      Festival events in Hahn Hall, Lehmann Hall,
                              vitally important project, which promises              capabilities. Among other things, the         and Weinman Hall (which will be located in
                              to enhance the Summer Festival experi-           Patron Edge ticketing management system             the Luria Education Center). The same fees
                              ence for Academy Fellows and add immea-          will enable the Academy to sell Festival tickets    will apply to tickets purchased for Met: Live
                              surably to our programmatic capabilities         online beginning this summer.                       in HD screenings in Hahn Hall next season.
                                                     for decades to come.          Bringing the new system online and
                                                         The encouraging       adapting it to campus operations and proce-
                                                     news hardly ends          dures could result in slight delays in filling
                                                     there, however.
                                                     An abundance of
                                                                               series orders, cautioned Susan Gwynne, vice
                                                                               president for marketing and communications
                                                                                                                                    Record Application Haul
                                                     exciting program-

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                                                                               at the Music Academy. She hastened to add,               he Music Academy has received a
                                                  Phillip Channing




                                                     ming initiatives
                                                                               however, that overall the system will greatly            record number of applications for the
                                                     has brought fresh
                                                     inspiration to prepa-     improve patron convenience.                              coming season. At press time, 1,630
                              rations for the 2011 Summer School and               Subscription brochures will be mailed in         singers, pianists, and instrumentalists
                              Festival as well. Topping the list is the        March; single-ticket brochures will be mailed        had applied for admission to the 2011
                              new Mosher Guest Artist Residency                in May.                                              Summer School and Festival, compared
                              Program, which will bring the likes of               In a related development, the Music              to 1,473 – the Academy’s previous record
                              New York Philharmonic Concertmaster              Academy will introduce modest facility fees to       – last year. Late applications may push
                              Glenn Dicterow and celebrated soprano            help defray expenses associated with ongoing         the tally even higher. This is the fourth
                              Christine Brewer to campus this year.            campus renovations.                                  consecutive year the Academy has
                              We are grateful to the Samuel B. and                 Beginning this summer, a $1 Miraflores           received a record number of applications.
                              Margaret C. Mosher Foundation for
                                                                               facility fee will be added to tickets priced $20
                              funding this extraordinary initiative.
                                  Elsewhere, the Academy is just
                              wrapping up live auditions for strings,
                              brass, and woodwinds applicants –
                              another first. In a significant feat of logis-
                              tical planning, Academy staff organized
                                                                               Sheridan Named Planned Giving Chair
                              live auditions in Los Angeles, New York,                                    EILEEN SHERIDAN HAS been named chair of the Music Academy’s
                              Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, and Boca                                        planned giving committee. A partner at the local accounting firm Bartlett,
                              Raton. The end result is sure to be an                                      Pringle & Wolf, Ms. Sheridan specializes in estate and trust planning. She is
                              especially accomplished group of incom-
                              ing instrumental Fellows.                                                   a longtime Academy supporter and Council member, and helped launch the
                                  And I am particularly pleased about                                     Academy’s first planned giving committee in 1998. “We are delighted to have
                              our impending implementation of the                                         such a highly respected professional with vast experience in estate and trust
                              Patron Edge ticketing system, which will                                    planning leading our planned giving committee,” said Jonathan Bishop, vice
                              enable us to serve our audience members
                              with even greater efficiency, including                                     president for institutional advancement at the Music Academy.
                              through online sales.
                                  In closing, I would like to extend a
                              warm welcome to the many talented
                              musicians who will be joining us this
                                                                               Music Academy to                                    groups to receive NEA support during the cur-
                                                                                                                                   rent grant-making cycle, the Music Academy is
                              summer, including first-time and return-
                              ing faculty and Fellows. All are part of an
                                                                               Receive NEA Grant                                   among 1,057 not-for-profit organizations rec-
                                                                                                                                   ommended for funding as part of the endow-
                              important tradition that lends the Music         The Music Academy will receive a $15,000            ment’s first round of fiscal year 2011 grants.
                              Academy its distinctive character. The           grant from the National Endowment for the              An independent federal agency, the NEA
                              summer just can’t come soon enough.              Arts (NEA) to help fund guest conductor resi-       advances artistic excellence, creativity, and
                                  I look forward to seeing you soon.           dencies during the 2011 Summer Festival. The        innovation for the benefit of individuals and
                                                                               grant, the first the Academy has received from      communities. “I continue to be impressed
                                                                               the NEA since 1995, re-affirms the institution’s    with the creative, innovative, and excellent
                                                                               stature as a premier classical music training       projects brought forward by arts organiza-
                                                                               facility, according to President Scott Reed.        tions across the country,” NEA Chairman
                              Scott Reed, President                                One of only three Santa Barbara-area            Rocco Landesman said.
                    A Letter from the Chair




                                                                                                  Nell Campbell
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                         hough our institutional focus is                                                         however. In point of fact, Auxiliary members offer critical
                         squarely on the future, where it                                                         assistance as volunteers at The Rack and Treasure House, serve
                         should be, perhaps a brief look                                                          as ushers for Summer Festival masterclasses, and represent the
                         back at the eventful year just con-                                                      Academy as advocates and ambassadors in the broader community.
                    cluded is in order. In addition to pre-                                                       In 2010, Auxiliary members generated more than $223,000 in
                    senting yet another memorable Summer                                                          support of our full-scholarship program. I am very grateful for the
                    Festival, the Music Academy named a                                                           Auxiliary’s significant efforts on behalf of the Music Academy.
                    new president, broke ground on the                                                               Speaking of decisively important Academy devotees, I am
                    Luria Education Center, and spearhead-                                                        pleased to announce that the 2011 Summer School and Festival
                    ed a recording-setting annual fund drive while simultaneously                                 will be dedicated to Sarah Jane Lind, whose generosity and
                    conducting an ongoing capital campaign. The Academy also                                      commitment to our program and alumni seem to know no bounds.
                    welcomed 32 new Council members.                                                              I can’t think of anyone more deserving of such an honor.
                       Through it all, one group has consistently distinguished itself                               Here’s to another satisfying year of music and camaraderie!
                    as a valued part of the Academy team, as it has since its founding.                           Thank you for supporting the Music Academy.
                    I’m referring to the Women’s Auxiliary of the Music Academy of
                    the West.
                       To those with only a cursory understanding of the Academy,
                    the Women’s Auxiliary has become synonymous with May Madness.                                 Sharon Westby
                    The group’s contributions extend well beyond that annual event,                               Chair, Board of Directors




                    May Madness Donations Sought
                                                                                                                  Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from March 22 through April 21;
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                                                                                                                  and Monday, April 25, through Friday, April 29.
                                                                                                                     Clothing donations should be brought directly to The Rack during
                                                                                                                  regular business hours. The Rack is open 12 to 3, Tuesdays through
                                                                                                                  Saturdays. To arrange the pick-up of large items, call 805.695.7912.
                                                                                                                     Serving as May Madness chairs this year are Women’s Auxiliary
                                                                                                                  members Konnie Gault, Patty Jacquemin, and Charlene Nagel.

                                                                                                                  Have an unwanted car and would like to donate it in support of the
                                                                                                                  Academy’s full-scholarship program? Cars 4 Causes makes donating
                                                                                                                  your vehicle easy. The organization handles the pick-up and sale of your
                    From left are Charlene Nagel, Konnie Gault, Women’s Auxiliary President
                                                                                                                  car, plus all the associated paperwork. Even non-running vehicles will
                    Meg DiNapoli, and Patty Jacquemin.                                                            be accepted! You receive a maximum tax deduction for your donation
                                                                                                                  and the Music Academy receives a check for 70
                             onations are being accepted for this year’s May Madness sale,



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                                                                                                                  percent of the sale price. For more information,
                             which will take place at the Music Academy from 9 am to 3 pm                         contact Shawn Rodriguez at 805.695.7916 or
                             on Saturday, May 7. Sale proceeds benefit the Academy’s                              srodriguez@musicacademy.org.
                             full-scholarship program.
                        Sale items will include furniture, small appliances, kitchenware, fine
                    linens, antiques, silver, crystal, china, rugs, art, hardcover books, board
                    games, electronics, luggage, jewelry, men’s and women’s clothing, sports
                                                                                                                     Compeer Signups in March
                    equipment, and cars and other vehicles.                                                          Signups for the 14th season of the Academy’s Compeer Program will
                        Donations should be brought to the lower parking area (follow the                            begin in March. Patrons are encouraged to take advantage of this
                    signage upon entering the Music Academy campus) between 9 am                                     rare opportunity to nurture the next generation of classical music
                    and 3 pm on these days: Tuesdays and Thursdays through March 17;                                 stars. Details are available via email at tdevries@musicacademy.org.
                                                 couple. The Lehrers previously helped fund              Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Sacharski
 MAW Board Update                                the creation of Lehrer Studios at the Music
                                                 Academy. Completed in 2006, that campus
                                                 facility features 16 acoustically designed
                                                                                                      earned a bachelor’s degree in business
                                                                                                      administration at Cleveland State University
                                                                                                      before enjoying success in contemporary
Sharon Westby has been re-elected chair          practice studios, remodeled restrooms, and           furniture product
of the Board of Directors for the Music          shower rooms for use by Academy Fellows.             development and
Academy. Also re-elected to the Board’s              Born in New York City, Ms. Roney                 marketing. Over the
executive committee for 2011 were Robert         studied business at Berkeley College in New          course of a career
Toledo (first vice chair), Georgia Lynn          Jersey and interior design at Cañada College         spanning 36 years
(second vice chair), Michele Brustin,            in the Bay Area before heading up her own            he has principally
(secretary), and Robert Nourse                                             design firm in the         worked with Italian
(treasurer). The Academy Board election                                    region for 10 years.       manufacturers, and
took place December 8.                                                     She also directed          he previously served
    In related developments, Steve Halsted,                                San Mateo County’s         as managing director Bernard Sacharski
Hugh Vos, and Patty Weber were re-                                         conflict resolution        for North American operations at Industrie
elected to three-year terms on the Music                                   program for five           Natuzzi, since renamed Natuzzi S.p.A.,
Academy Board. Newly elected to three-year                                 years. Ms. Roney           which is based in Santeramo, Italy.
terms were Seymour Lehrer, Regina Roney,                                   spent a decade as a        Mr. Sacharski currently represents the
and Bernard Sacharski. John Burgee retired                                 full-time volunteer        brands Calligaris Furniture, Calia Italia,
from the Board effective December 31.            Regina Roney              for the Beyond War         and Nicoletti Home. A board director for
    Mr. Lehrer, who served on the Academy        Foundation and actively supports the Santa           the Korean American Art Foundation,
Board from 2000 to 2009, was a tool and          Barbara Museum of Art and the Women’s                he is also a member of the Modern and
die maker before founding a metal goods          Fund of Santa Barbara, serving on the steer-         Contemporary Art Council at the
manufacturing company with his wife,             ing committee of the latter organization.            Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Shirley, in their native Los Angeles. The cou-
ple also later enjoyed success in industrial
                           real estate. Today
                           their Lehrer Family
                           Foundation
                           supports more than
                           20 local groups,
                           some of which
                           have honored the
                           Lehrers for their
                           philanthropic and
Seymour Lehrer             volunteer efforts.
Two years ago the couple made a signifi-
cant donation in support of ongoing
programmatic and facility upgrades at the
Music Academy. In recognition, the Music             Luria Education Center Taking Shape
Academy named the elegant entrance area              Despite the recent heavy rains, construction of the Luria Education Center remains on
                                                     schedule. The $11 million project, which will provide improved facilities for Academy
in Hahn Hall “Lehrer Lobby,” and dedicated           Fellows and the many community organizations that utilize the Miraflores campus
the 2009 Summer School and Festival to the           year-round, is due to be completed this summer.



   Staff News                                    Cal State Fullerton. He previously served        Sheri Broedlow has rejoined the Music
                                                 as a marketing representative and account        Academy staff as director of principal gifts and
   Jonathan Bishop has succeeded Scott           executive at Goleta-based Market Place           special projects. Having served as director of
   Reed as vice president for institutional      Media for four years before joining the          annual giving at the Academy from 2003 to
   advancement. He had been serving as           Music Academy institutional advancement          2008, Sheri went on to hold fundraising
   director of principal gifts at the Music      team as a prospect researcher and project        positions with the Los Angeles Philharmonic
   Academy since 2005. Born in San Diego,        manager for the Renaissance Campaign,            and most recently the Ojai Music Festival.
   Jonathan grew up in Goleta and earned a       a campus capital improvement initiative,         She previously worked in public relations at
   bachelor’s degree in communication at         in March 2002.                                   the Bacara Resort & Spa in Goleta.
                                                                                 The Met Headed West
             By Robert W. Weinman                                                The Metropolitan Opera Guild Travel Program is coming to the Music
  Alumni NewsVocalists: Soprano Simone Osborne (’08 and ’09) will per-           Academy of the West this summer! Guild members will attend select
             form in Canadian Opera Company productions of Rigoletto             Summer Festival events and participate in community activities
             (Gilda) and Gianni Schicchi (Lauretta) next season. She             between July 20 and 25, including a cocktail party at the home of
             most recently sang the role of Pamina in the company’s              Academy President Scott Reed. Participants will stay at the Four
             production of The Magic Flute. … Soprano Elaine Alvarez             Season’s Biltmore. Additional activities will include a VIP tour of
             (’04 and ’05) has recently performed the roles of the               Lotusland and dinning at the Wine Cask and Canary Hotel. More
             Countess at Châtelet, Micaëla in Chicago and Miami, Mimi            information is available at travel@metguild.org.
             in Frankfurt, and Donna Anna in Leipzig. ... Mezzo-soprano
             Keri Alkema (’01) recently performed as Fiordiligi in Atlanta,
             Freia in Seville, and Donna Anna with New York City Opera.       (’03) has produced a successful series of instructional DVDs for oboe. …
             … Tenor Leonardo Capalbo (’00, ’01, and ’04) recently per-       Zachary Bond (trombone ’04 and ’05) is on tour with the Canadian
             formed as Nemorino in Berlin, Rinuccio in Lisbon, the Duke       Brass. … Lucas Wong (vocal piano ’08) will join such luminaries as
in Liege, and Rodolfo in Cologne. … Conductors: Kuokman Lio (vocal            Martin Katz, Margot Garrett, and Graham Johnson on the faculty of
piano ’09) recently served as guest conductor in Philadelphia, with           Pepperdine University’s SongFest and will partner with singers Yang
Pinchas Zukerman’s orchestra in Canada, and with the Hong Kong                Guang and Zhou Zheng for Das Knaben Wunderhorn in Shanghai. …
Philharmonic. He is now principal conductor of the Hong Kong                  Julie Thayer, nee Fagan (horn ’03 and ’04), is a member of the Houston
Sinfonietta. … Kazem Abdullah (clarinet ’00) has recently conducted           Symphony. … Violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama (’92) has been named a
the Staatskapelle Weimar, the Orquestra de São Paulo, the Dayton              “2011 Face to Watch” by the Los Angeles Times’ Mark Swed. Cincinnati
Philharmonic, the Huntsville Symphony, and the Chicago Sinfonietta            Mayor Mark Mallory decreed November 11, 2010, “Nokuthula
among others. … Instrumentalists: Shachar Israel (trombone ’07)               Ngwenyama Day” in recognition of her performances and community
has been named assistant principal of the Cleveland Orchestra. ... Todd       outreach as the Taft Museum’s 2010 Duncanson Artist-in-Residence. …
Cope (clarinet ’06) has joined the Vancouver Symphony. ... Yang Xu            Andrew Cuneo (’01, ’04, and ’05) has won the principal bassoon posi-
(violin ’99) has joined the Met Opera Orchestra. ... Andrew Lowy (’08         tion with the St. Louis Symphony. … Mercedes Smith (’02) has been
and ’10) has won the position of principal clarinet of the North Carolina     appointed principal flute of the Pacific Symphony. … Aaron Hill (’06) is a
Symphony. … Carson McTeer (tuba ’99) is now serving as acting                 faculty member at the University of Virginia and serves as principal oboist
principal with the Cincinnati Symphony. … Jonathan Troy (clarinet ’04,        in the Charlottesville Symphony. … Jing Wang (’05) has been awarded a
’05, and ’07) is now principal with the Las Vegas Philharmonic. … Hong-       one-year concertmaster position with the Dallas Opera. ... Frank Huang
yi Mo (violin ’02) is a member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. ...         (’99) was recently named concertmaster of the Houston Symphony.
Kyle Covington (’04) has won the principal trombone position with the         Additional alumni updates are available online at
San Diego Symphony. … Margot Schwartz (violin ’04) has joined the             www.musicacademy.org/school/alumni/alumni-news and on Facebook.
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. … Nicole Cash (horn ’00) serves as              Robert W. Weinman is a member of the Music Academy Board of Directors.
associate principal with the San Francisco Symphony. … Shin-young             He chairs the Board’s Compeer Program and Alumni Research Committee.
Kwon (violin ’00) is a member of the Oregon Symphony. … Pianist
Orion Weiss (’00) has been named Classical Recording Foundation
Young Artist of the Year. … New York Philharmonic principal Liang Wang
                                                                              In Memoriam
                                                                              We are saddened to report that Marshall Williamson, who taught vocal
                                                                              interpretation and accompanying at the Music Academy from 1982 to
                                                                              2001, has passed away. Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Marshall had been a
                                                                              member of the vocal arts, collaborative piano, and graduate faculties at
                                                                              Julliard since 1978. Among his many contributions at the Music Academy,
                                                                              he initiated the inaugural presentation of Cabaret as a masterclass and
                                                                              was instrumental to its early development as a fundraising event.


                                                           Gold Anniversary
                                                           C A R N E G I E H A L L C E L E B R AT E D the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Horne’s
                                                           debut in that storied venue with a gala recital featuring Academy alumni Eugene
                                                           Chan (’06 and ’07) and Susanna Phillips (’02 and ’03) as well as faculty members
                                                           John Churchwell and Carrie-Ann Matheson (also an Academy alumna, ’97-’99).
                                                           Presented January 23 in Zankel Hall to conclude this year’s “The Song Continues”
                                                           festival of recitals and masterclasses, the event also included an appearance by
                                                           Christine Brewer, who will be a Mosher Guest Artist at the Academy this summer.
                                                           Ms. Horne made her Carnegie debut opposite Joan Sutherland in Bellini’s
                                                           Beatrice di Tenda 50 years ago this month.
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                                                                                                     Donor Events
Couple ‘Instantly’ Embraces the Academy                                                              Council Reception & Festival Preview – 11 am, April 2
                                                                                                     Including an exclusive musical performance in Hahn
                                                                                                     Hall. (Reserved for Council of Contributors members
I T WA S S E R E N D I P I T Y T H AT L A N D E D Connie Frank and Evan Thompson                     who contribute $2,500 or more.)
at the Music Academy during the 2009 Summer Festival.
    Having recently purchased a second home in Montecito, the Los Angeles-based couple               Luminary Recital – May 2011
were at loose ends come Fourth of July weekend when a neighbor happened to mention                   An intimate salon performance and wine reception
                                         that evening’s picnic concert at Hahn Hall.                 featuring recent Music Academy alumni. (Reserved
                                            “We were lucky to get two of the last available seats,   for Council of Contributors members who contribute
                                         and that’s how it all started,” recalled Connie, a former   at or above the $5,000 Luminary level.)
                                         teacher and real estate agent turned winery co-owner.       Hahn Hall Orchestra Rehearsal – 11 am, June 23
                                            “We were smitten from the start. I wouldn’t say we       With guest conductor Larry Rachleff. (Reserved for
                                         jumped in feet first; it was more like we jumped in         donors who contribute $250 or more.)
                                         head first!”
                                            Indeed, the couple has since joined the Council          An Evening with Warren Jones – 5:30 pm, July 13
                                                                                                     Featuring a discussion and private cocktail reception
                                         of Contributors as full-scholarship donors, financially
                                                                                                     in Kuehn Courtyard. (Reserved for donors who con-
                                         supported the MERIT program, and recently made an
                                                                                                     tribute $500 or more.)
                                         additional capital gift in honor of their trumpet-playing
                                         grandson, Lewis, enabling the Music Academy to pur-         Granada Orchestra Rehearsal – 10:30 am, July 15
                                         chase two specialized Schagerl rotary valve trumpets        With Rick Feit and guest conductor Peter Oundjian.
                                         for use by Academy Fellows.                                 (Reserved for donors who contribute $500 or more.)
                                            Philanthropy is important to Connie and Evan, who        Encore Society Garden Supper – 5:30 pm, July 21
                                         were married in 2008. Both were on hand last year           Featuring a performance by 2011 Academy Fellows in
Connie Frank and Evan Thompson with when UC San Francisco officially opened the Connie
their dog, Kingston                                                                                  the Frances Holden Encore Society Garden. (Reserved
                                         Frank Transplant Center, a kidney and pancreas clinic       for donors who have disclosed estate gifts on behalf
that Connie had championed for several years. They also encourage her children and grand-            of the Music Academy or have contributed to the
children to embrace charitable giving through the Connie Frank Foundation.                           Academy’s endowment.)
    “I am very pleased that my charitable programs have enabled me to be a patient advocate,”
said Connie, a native of Illinois whose Frank Family Vineyards is located in the Napa Valley.        Zuill Bailey in Private Recital – 6 pm, July 25
    “We instantly embraced everything we saw at the Music Academy and enjoy supporting               This special evening of music will begin with a wine
the talented musicians who study there,” said Evan, a Los Angeles native and former televi-          and hors d’oeuvres reception on Fé Bland Plaza.
sion industry executive who served on the L.A. Philharmonic Board of Directors for 10 years.         (Reserved for Council of Contributors members who
    “We really like all kinds of music and are grateful to have such a wonderful musical             contribute $2,500 or more.)
education resource in the Academy,” he said.
    Added Connie: “My musical tastes tend more toward Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, and               For more information on donor activities,
                                                                                                     contact Brooke Jacobs at 805.695.7917 or
Garth Brooks. But I’m learning!”
                                                                                                     bjacobs@musicacademy.org. Personal
    For Council membership information, call Jonathan Bishop at 805.695.7915.                        invitations will be sent prior to each event.

								
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