August 2016
T he Monthly Newsletter of ACAM
Issue No. 38
In This Issue
Important Dates 
Aug 8-11
JUNTO Dance Workshop 

Aug 29 - Sept 1

Sept 6
Fall Session Begins
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         "When you learn, teach.
         When you get, give."

         -- Maya Angelou

During the summer session, ACAM students were learning and teaching. When they get new knowledge, they give of their time to instruct others.
Jorge, 7, an advanced beginning piano student, eagerly volunteered to help Joey, a 9- year old beginner, with his concert piece. 
Alan, 10, has mentored in Violin 1 and 2 throughout the summer session and helped students on the days of performances. 
Yesemely, 10, and Oscar, 9, both advanced recorder players, mentored those in the beginning class.  
Yanci, 15, an advanced violin student, prepared the other violinists for the July 8 performance. 
These are just a few of  the young
ACAM artists who, proud of what they learn, are eager
to teach others. 
Ellen Sell

Angelica Center for Arts & Music
        . . . bringing peace, hope and understanding! 
ACAM Goes Independent 

Angelica Center for Arts and Music has its own 501 (c) (3) non-profit status now. 

We are most grateful to both New City Parish and Angelica Lutheran Church for being our fiscal sponsors during our beginning years and look forward to continue in partnership with both as we move into the future.

What does this mean for YOU?

This means checks and PayPal payments should be made to Angelica Center for Arts and Music directly.

When you hit the Donate button above, it will go to the ACAM PayPal site.  

To mark our new status, new logo designs were created by graphic design artist, Carrie Kieffer of Ampersand Design Studio of Kansas City.  These reflect our emphasis on dance, theatre and music as well as performance. 

Julie Emmel Joins ACAM Board

ACAM Board welcomes new
member, Juli Emmel.  S
he is a graduate of
USC Thornton School of Music where she studied
flute and music business.  Juli is one of the flute teaching artists at ACAM.  Currently she is employed as an Interactive Web Developer with AvatarLabs, a digital marketing/creative strategy company. She brings to the non-profit realm best practices of tech start-up companies.

Juli was an L.A. County Arts Commission Intern and participant in the Leadership in Arts Management Program. Over the past 10 years, she has served in administrative roles at various L.A. arts non-profits, including L.A.'s BEST, A Place Called Home, Art Share L.A., The Broad Stage, L.A. Opera and the Grammy Museum.

Summer Performances
Stars & Stripes Event and Showcases
Below are photos of Stars & Stripes, Family Performance, and Three Final Showcases
Recorders in a Circle 
Trombone Trio 
Five Flautists 
Beginning Ballet
Melodrama ACAM Style 
Baile Folklorico 
  String and Wind Ensemble 
ACAM Chorus 
Guitar, Percussion,   Recorder Ensemble 
 Theatre Pizza Factory 
Beginning Violins  
ACAM Drummers  
Parents and Grandparents Help with Events
Grandmother Elsa takes ticket donations for Summer Showcase.

Humberto Lopez and Israel Hernandez were the Stage Crew for Stars &Stripes and Showcase #3.

A BIG thank you to all family members who made the summer events successful.

Israel Hernandez, father of a trombonist and Humberto Lopez, father of a violinist and singer, set chairs and music stands and kept the program running smoothly as our stage crew. 

Elsa, the grandmother of a young dancer, and Nicolasa Martinez, parent of a violinist took ticket donations for Showcases.  Julia Ayala, parent of a violinist and a trombonist, took ticket donations for Stars and Stripes.  Afterwards Micaela Martinez joined to help count donated receipts.  Angelica Hess sold ice cream and drinks for one showcase and Nara Lope donated a delicious flan to sell after the final showcase.

Many other parents and brothers and sisters helped with chairs, stands,  supervision, and cleaning up, thus contributing to the success of four summer performance events!  

Thank you, Pico Union Neighborhood Council
Members of the Pico Union Neighborhood Council voted to appropriate some of their funds to support the arts program at Angelica Center for Arts and Music.  The Council has asked students to perform for them for their October meeting.
    Upcoming Dates
Aug 1 - Sept 5  

Aug 8 - 11
2 - 4 p.m.
JUNTO Dance Workshop
Aug 29 - Sept 1
3 - 7 p.m.
Sept 6 
3:30 p.m. 
Fall classes begin.