July 2016
T he Monthly Newsletter of ACAM
Issue No. 38
In This Issue
Important Dates 
July 8
Stars and Stripes Family Night
July 27-30
Summer Showcases
August 1
 September 6
Autumn Session Begins
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Alone we can do so little;
together we can do so much.
                       -  Helen Keller


You have helped us meet  the challenge of the Matching Gift.  Together you have turned $6,500 into $13,000!    

A special thank you goes to our parents who raised 
one-third of this matching amount! 

Also, thanks to Francisco Bulgarelli who captures on film what together your gifts are doing.  See the new video featuring our young artists in action. 

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

Pianists Perform in Recital 
 Pianists proudly display Certificates of Achievement after recital with Ms. Mercedes Reyes.
Seventeen pianists played in recital June 3 in the Angelica Auditorium.  Their repertoire ranged from "Old McDonald" to Bach, Debussy and Scott Joplin. Students take two private lessons per week with Ms. Mercedes Reyes.  

"March Militare"
"Chop Sticks" with Ms. Mercedes 
"Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring"  
 Soap, Rinse and Shine for ACAM Classes
Thirty eight ACAM students and parents scrubbed, vacuumed and polished cars in the Angelica parking lot from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 25.  Three students sold snacks to visitors and the hard-working crew.  

Parents donated the soap, towels and cleaning supplies, and the  Zuniga and Ramirez families treated the crew to pizzas and beverages.

Thank You!

Emmanuel Lutheran Church

Thank you, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, for donating the proceeds of their June 5th concert to Angelica Center for Arts and Music.

The Belrose Duo of Los Angeles Philharmonic cellist David Garrett and Occidental faculty pianist Junko Ueno Garrett played a beautiful program of Russian music.
ACAM  Welcomes
 Three Teaching Artists This Summe r
LaVern Antoine
Orlena Ruiz
Andrea Mauk
LaVern Antoine, Violin Teaching Artist, holds a BA in Violin Performance from California Institute of the Arts.  She plays with the Southwest Symphony and teaches violin  classes.
Recorder Teaching Artist, Orlena Ruiz of Caracas, Venezuela, BA in Music Ed. - Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico and an MA Music Ed.- NYU, has taught music in Puerto Rico, New York & LA.
A ndrea Mauk, Theatre Arts Teaching Artist, is an elementary threatre teacher with Los Angeles Unified School District.  A writer and published poet, she is also an actor and dancer.
Cinematographer Shoots
Documentary Short
about ACAM

Francisco Bulgarelli Zamora learned about Angelica Center for Arts and Music from his daughter, Julianna, ACAM's Teaching Artist for Ballet and Jazz Dance. Francisco, who has shot music videos, commercials, short films and features, was looking for a documentary project and thought ACAM would be a good subject and that we could use a current video.

At the end of May he spent hours filming interviews, students in classes and performances. The result is a short documentary. 

Born in Costa Rica, Francisco enrolled at the Castella Conservatory Arts School at the early age of nine and continued his art studies at the University of Costa Rica and UCLA. Recently, he completed the features "Endgame," "Dreamer," and "Gortimer Gibbons" for Amazon.
Bulgarelli shows his camera to ACAM dancers.

The link for the documentary video:  

According to Francisco:

" Cinematography is my craft and artistic pursuit. Using the medium to tell powerful stories about the human condition will always be my passion and aspiration."


Family Night Celebrates Stars and Stripes 

Stars and Stripes Family Night, July 8, will include entertainment and food.  Since the ACAM students love to perform, they will appear with their classes.  

In addition to fine entertainment, parents will serve nachos, tostadas, hot dogs and more!

Admission is a $5 donation per person and includes the opportunity to win lots of prizes!

Come celebrate and have fun!
Summer Strings and Winds Rehearse

    Upcoming Dates
July 4 

July 8
5 - 7 p.m.
Stars and Stripes Family Night
July 27-30
Summer Showcases 
August 1 - September 6