March 2016
T he Monthly Newsletter of ACAM
Issue No.  34
In This Issue
 Important Dates
Mar 18
St. Pat's
Family Night  

Mar  21-28
Spring Break
May 21
Recorder Master Class 
May 23-28
Spring Showcases
May 29    -Jun 12
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The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team. 
  - Phil Jackson 
To be successful, the team, whether its a musical ensemble, a theatre troupe or a corps of dancers, all individuals need to be present if it is to be strong. 

As an El Sistema-inspired program, ACAM emphasizes the importance of community, and this means regular attendance in classes and ensembles of string-wind orchestra and the guitar-percussion-recorder.  Having all individuals present is necessary to create art in community. 

A missing actor, dancer or musician diminishes the creative outcome.  As ACAM students work together, they realize their importance as individuals and as vital members of a team. 

Ellen Sell
Angelica Center for Arts & Music
        . . . bringing peace, hope and understanding! 

ACAM Welcomes Enio Palomino   
Enio Palomino joins ACAM as a Teaching Artist in both guitar and flute. He has studied with renowned guitar folk musicians and plays other string and wind instruments.

As a professor of music at the Biblical Seminary Alliance in his native of Peru, he trained students in music ministry, led worship teams in the Christian and Missionary Alliance and taught teams to play instruments.

In California he has served as a liturgical musician since 2003. In addition to playing guitar, he teaches guitar to youth in the churches and community.

In 2009 he was invited by the Episcopal Church to help draft the Episcopal Hymnal in Spanish for use nationwide. 

Thank you, ELCA!  
Angelica Center for Arts and Music thanks the Domestic Hunger Grant of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for their support of the 2016 ACAM program.

We are proud to partner with the ELCA to provide arts education in the Pico Union neighborhood of Los Angeles .  Funds will be used to fund the arts classes.
 Woodstock Duo Delivers  
a Musical Feast 
ACAM students show appreciation for the Woodstock Duo. 
The Woodstock Duo of Annie on cello and David on guitar tied their musical selections to an imaginary feast:  paella for Granados of Spain, churrasco from Brazil, and strudel from Germany.  This virtuosic duo, courtesy of the Gluck Fellows of the USC Thornton School of Music, performed February 17 at Angelica Center to ACAM students, parents and neighbors.

Before ending with deviled eggs and an amazing Jimi Hendrix piece, the duo explained the connection they have with Woodstock.  Annie and David grew up together on Woodstock Street in New York and have known each other since they were four and five.

For ten years they have played together and are continuing their partnership at USC Thornton School of Music.  

Classes in Session for Winter


Students warm up with Ms. Julianna Bulgarelli in Dance 2 class.
Violin 2 students with Ms. Val Mitchell are ready for class.

Theatre 1 students decorated homes for their beanie babies and took them on play dates with Ms. Ute Iaconis

Guitar 2 students go over basics with Mr. Enio Palomino.

   Upcoming Dates
March 18
5-7 pm 

St. Patrick's Day Family Night 
Performances, Food, Games
Admission:  $5
March 21-28
Spring Vacation
May 21
10-2 pm 
Recorder Master Class
May 23-28
Spring Showcases
May 29-June 12