June 2016
T he Monthly Newsletter of ACAM
Issue No.  37
In This Issue
Important Dates 
June 3
Piano Recital
June 5
Belrose Duo Concert
June 10
JUNTO Collective Dance Workshop
June 10

Parent Meeting for Summer Session
June 13
Summer Session Starts 
June 25
Car Wash 
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The challenge of the unknown future is so much more exciting than the stories of the accomplished past.
                                           -- Simon Sinek 
Looking to the future is exciting and challenging!
Having a new logo and updating our website www.acamcenter.org are steps into the future.
A donation of $6,500 can help ACAM move into the future if we match that amount by June 30.
We are 65% of the way there.
If you'd like to help us reach our goal, hit the Donate button to close the gap on the last 35%!  Our deadline is June 30. 

Thank you for your donations! Every $30 provides a group class for ACAM students.  $300 means ten classes!  And for our young artists, that makes the future exciting!   
Ellen Sell
Angelica Center for Arts & Music
        . . . bringing peace, hope and understanding! 

  Thanks to Agoura Friends     
Sue Poulson, with Elinor and Rick Martin, are surrounded by donated items.
Two vehicles full of instruments and equipment arrived at ACAM last Saturday from Agoura.  Elinor and Rick Martin were donating their son's drum set and Korg piano, along with an amplifier. 

Sue Poulson helped with the transport and brought a donated violin. Sue, a former member of Angelica, is ACAM's ambassador at  New Hope Lutheran Church in Agoura.  Last November she arranged for ACAM students to play for two of their services. 

ACAM is so happy to partner with New Hope!

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Benefit Concert

The Belrose Duo

  David Garrett, cello
  Junko Ueno Garrett, piano
 "From Russia with Love: Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev"
Sunday, June 5 at 7 p.m.
  Emmanuel Lutheran Church,
North Hollywood

As part of their concert series Emmanuel Lutheran Church will receive a free will offering to benefit Angelica Center for Arts and Music. ACAM thanks Ute Iaconis, a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church for making this connection for ACAM.

Emmanuel Lutheran Church
6020 Radford Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91606
(818) 761-6124
Thank you Ms. Ute and Ms. Val
ACAM wants to thank two of our teaching artists for their dedicated service to the ACAM students and wish them the best as they leave us.  Our students are the richer for their careful and creative guidance. 
Ute Iaconis has guided ACAM theatre students the past year and a half in creating theatre in a creative and collaborative process.  Her students play a vital role in developing stories they dramatize, contributing ideas, and making decisions as a group.  Ute Draws on her experience teaching students at all levels of theatre, as well as preparing teachers to teach theatre.
Valencia Mitchell began as a teaching artist with ACAM in 2013.  Her violin students have benefited from her expertise and as a result play with a warm and beautiful tone. She expanded the violin classes to three levels, exposed students to a variety of music.  She helped develop the orchestra and groomed level 2 and 3 students to be a part of its string section.

Three Spring Concerts
 Showcase A CAM Young Artists
Guitar, Percussion, Recorder Ensemble play
 "Carnavalitol Humhuaqueno," by Pajaro Chogui. 
String and Wind Orchestra play selections Bach, Schubert and Clarke.

Spring Showcase 1 on May 21 featured the ACAM Ensembles: Guitar, Percussion, Recorder Ensemble and String and Wind Chamber Orchestra, along with Violin 1, 2 & 3, Trombone, Flute, Guitar 1, 2 and 3 and the Chorus.

Drums 1 & 2 and Electric Piano 1 & 2 classes performed on May 25 for Showcase 2. For Showcase 3, Theatre 1 ,2 & 3, Recorder 2, 3 & 4 and four Dance classes shared the stage with the Li'l Singers.

More pictures of all three showcases are on Facebook and will be on the website.

Two Guitar 3 students of Enio Palomino.   
Flutes with Juli Emmel and Enio Palomino
Trombones with Bill Masonheimer
Cellos with Clavis Ballard
Violin 1 with Valencia Mitchell
Chorus with Ellen Sell
Electric Piano with Helen Trefflich
Drums 1 & 2 with Josued Hidalgo
Theatre 3 with Ute Iaconis
Ballet with Julianna Bulgarelli
          Recorder 3 and 4 playing soprano, alto, tenor and bass instruments with Paula Sirola.
ACAM Recorder Students
Learn with Master Teacher 

Mr. Axworthy gives students insight into their recorder music.  
Eleven of ACAM's Level 3 and 4 recorder students learned from master teacher, Tom Axworthy, May 28 in a Recorder Master Class funded by the American Recorder Society. Following Mr. Axworthy initial instruction, Ricardo BerĂ³n, Nick Siu, and Paula Sirola joined him in a concert for students and parents.

The four later joined the students in a practice session and concert for parents where students demonstrated what they had learned during the class.
Teaching Artist, Ms Sirola stated, "Just the experience of having Tom's insight into what they needed at that moment - learning to listen better, correcting trill fingering - was invaluable." In addition, seven students from Level 2 participated in a special class led by Ms. Sirola and enjoyed both concerts.

Spring Ends with Piano Recital
Eighteen pianists will perform in recital June 3 at 6 p.m. in the Angelica Auditorium.  Five students have been studying with Mercedes Reyes for four years.  The rest have been with her from 3 months to 3 years.  Students will play selections from modern composers, Verdi, Bach and many more. 

Summer Starts with Dance Workshop
JUNTO Collective is conducting a special dance workshop free for all ACAM students.  Julianna Bulgarelli, ACAM's dance teaching artist has worked with the Collective in Central America and Mexico and is excited about bringing JUNTOS Collective to ACAM.     
The Collective,  committed to intercultural exchange, uses movement to develop confidence, self-esteem, and collaboration, to transcend all barriers that divide, and most importantly, to educate, liberate, and build community. Working with under served communities around the world to enable change through performances. 
    Upcoming Dates
June 3 
6 p.m. 
Piano Recital 
June 5
7 p.m.
Belrose Duo Concert
June 10
4 p.m. 
Dance Workshop with  
JUNTO Collective
June 10
4 p.m. 
Parent Meeting for
Summer Session    
June 13 - July 30 
2 p.m. 
ACAM Summer Session 
June 25 
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Car Wash