ELM has been invited to participate in one of the most long-standing musical traditions that the Bay Area has to offer. Cazadero Performing Arts Camp, a secluded camp and performance space near the Russian River, has been a significant part of the Bay Area music scene since 1957, partnering with the SF Symphony, SF Opera Orchestra, SF Ballet Orchestra, and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, among countless other reputable Bay Area music groups and programs. More than 100,000 young musicians have gone to Cazadero to participate in this transformative program, and now it's ELM's turn.
Enriching Lives through Music has been rapidly increasing its reach and capacity, and people are noticing. Cazadero Performing Arts Camp offers a three-day intensive program for exceptional public school music programs called JumpStart in Music, and ELM has the opportunity to take fifty students to Caz for this program at the end of May.
We have invited several guest musicians for workshops and masterclasses. Conductor Juan Felipe Molano is even flying out from Los Angeles for this music weekend with ELM. There will be a faculty recital, a talent show, group hikes among the redwoods, campfire songs, and s'mores, among other nature-oriented, community-building activities. This is the first time ELM has been able to take the students on a musical excursion like this. It will be an incredibly inspiring weekend for the students. We can't wait! To donate and help a student go to Caz, go to this link: www.gofundme.com/ELMatCaz