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  • Idyllwild Arts Annual Report 2010 2011 Volume 7 Issue 1

  • Table of Contents

    1 MissionStatement2 AboutIdyllwildArts3 BoardChairReport4 PresidentReport BrianCohen BillLowman5 BoardListGovernors&Trustees67 Financials9 DonorListRecognition17 DonorstoSettingtheStage:ACapitalCampaign forIdyllwildArts EndowmentGifts GiftsinKind18 HonoraryandMemorialGifts23 AcademyParents24 AcademyPastParents25 SummerAlumni&ParentsofSummerAlumni27 AcademyAlumni Faculty&Staff28 Applause30 StandingOvation TheBeatriceKroneSocietyGiftsThrough PlannedGiving31 AcademyReport33 TheSummerProgram34 AssociatesReport BoardofDirectors35 JonLovelaceTributebyBillLowman

  • 1Mission Statement

    The mission of the Idyllwild Arts

    Foundation is to promote and advance

    artistic and cultural development

    through education in a beautiful,

    natural environment conducive to

    positive personal growth.

    The Idyllwild Arts Academy provides

    pre-professional training in the

    arts and a comprehensive college-

    preparatory curriculum to a diverse

    student body of gifted young artists

    from all over the world.

    The Idyllwild Arts Summer Program

    provides art instruction and

    experiences of the highest caliber to

    a diverse student population of all

    ages and abilities.

  • 2About Idyllwild Arts

    Idyllwild Arts is located in the San Jacinto Mountains, high above Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley. It was founded in 1946 by Max and Bee Krone as a retreat from the rigors of urban life to support the cultural de-velopment of Southern California, a place where people of different back-grounds and cultures could celebrate their arts together.

    Idyllwild Arts Foundation now operates two programs: the Summer Program, which is in its 62nd year of providing more than 100 different classes in the arts for students of all ages and abilities, and the Academy, founded in 1986, which is a fully accredited, independent, college prepara-tory high school for students with potential for a career in music, dance, theatre, visual arts, writing, moving pictures, or interdisciplinary arts.

    Idyllwild Arts Academy

    TheAcademyisafullyaccreditedcollegepreparatoryboardinghighschool,preparingtalentedartsstudentsforthefinestconservatories,professionalcompanies,liberalartscollegesanduniversities.Studentsingrades912andpost-graduateareadmittedonthebasisofauditionorportfolioevaluation,academicrecord,andpastrecordasgoodschoolcitizens.TheAcademyoffersmajorsincreativewriting,dance,interdisciplinaryarts,movingpictures,music,theatre,andvisualart.Studentsstudysixmorningsaweekinacademicclassesand,intheafternoonsandevenings,attendartsclassesandrehearsals,workinstudios,orpractice.

    Enrollmenthasgrowntoapproximately276students(38%fromCalifornia,29%fromotherstates,35%international).Over65%ofAcademystudentsareawardedsomeamountoffinancialaidtotalingover$5.5millionannually.

    Eachyear,graduatingseniorsaresoughtbycolleges,con-servatories,anduniversities,includingAmericanAcademyoftheDramaticArts,CaliforniaInstituteoftheArts,CarnegieMellonUniversity,EastmanSchoolofMusic,TheJuilliardSchool,NewYorkUniversityTisch,ParsonSchoolofDesign,RhodeIslandSchoolofDesign,SchooloftheArtInstituteofChicago,andtheUniversityofSouthernCalifornia.

    Idyllwild Arts Summer Program

    Thetraditionthatbeganin1950tobringthebestartistsintheirfieldtoteachunderthepinescontinuestoday.WriterNormanCorwin,choreographersMerceCunninghamandBellaLewitzky,folksingerPeteSeeger,painterFrancoiseGilot,NativeAmericanartistFritzScholder,andphotog-rapherAnselAdamsarerepresentativeofthemanygiftedartistswhotaughtatIdyllwildArtsandsetthestandardforartseducationintheSummerProgram.

    Duringanine-weekseason,theSummerProgramenrollsapproximately1600studentsagesfivetoadultinmorethan100intensive,hands-onworkshops(themajoritytwo-weeksinlength),taughtbyprofessionalartist-teachers,indance,music,theatre,visualart,creativewriting,filmmak-ing,andNativeAmericanarts.

    TheprogramforyoungpeopleincludestheChildrensCenter(ages512),JuniorArtistsCenter(ages(1113),andYouthArtsCenter(ages1318),offeringcoursesdesignedtoexciteandengageyoungpeople,andtoaccom-modateabroadrangeofskilllevelsandawidevarietyofartsexperiences.

    Eachyear,IdyllwildArtsprovidesfinancialaidforeconom-icallyandculturallydisadvantagedyoungpeopleallowingthemtheopportunitytoengageinthemakingandperfor-manceofart50%ofyoungpeopleparticipatinginanartsworkshopareawardedfinancialaidtotalingapproximately$600,000.

    Programsforadultsincludespecialtheme-relatedwork-shops,seminarsandperformances,suchasMetalsWeek,HotClay,andNativeAmericanArts,featuringrenownedartistsandmusicians.

  • 3Board Chair Report

    WhataremarkableyearwehavehadatIdyllwildArts,ayearofcelebration,re-engagementandtransition.Wesaidgoodbyetoourtreasuredpresident,BillLowman,after25richandrewardingyears.WesaidhellotoBrianD.Cohen,IdyllwildArtsnewpresident.

    WhenBillarrivedatIdyllwildArts,ithadastrugglingsummerprogram.Illustriousandwell-meaningasitwas,itfacedfinancialdifficulties,andithadjustsevereditstieswithUSC.Billsvisionandstrengthofpersonalitytrans-formedIAtothewonderfulplaceitistoday,ayear-roundcampuswithathrivingsummerprogramserving1600in2011,andalsooneofthefinestartsacademyprogramsinthecountry.WecelebrateBillslegacy,visionandpersever-ance.WellmissBillandCarolynoncampus.Theycontin-uetoliveinIdyllwildandwillnotbestrangerstotheschool.

    Thesearchforanewpresidentwasadauntingtask,butwithexpertconsultationaprocesswasconstructedthatwasthoroughandinvolvedtheentireIAcommunity:board,faculty,staff,alumsandstudents.Thisprocessen-gagedtheentirecommunity,reignitingourcommitmenttotheinstitutionandenthusiasmforthefuture.Italsobrokedownbarriers,establishednewandstrongrelation-ships,andcreatednew,successfulwaystocommunicate.

    Asaresultofthisyear-longprocess,BrianD.CohenwasrecommendedunanimouslybytheSearchCommittee,andelectedunanimouslybytheBoardofGovernorsandTrustees.TheannouncementwasmetwithrousingcheersbythebroaderIAcommunity.Brianscommitmenttoartseducationandhisworkasafineartistmadehimanidealcandidate.HishistoryandexperienceatThePutneySchoolcombinedwithhisintellect,directandopenstyle,aswellasgoodhumormakehimanidealpresident.

    IdliketothanktheSearchCommitteeforthehoursofthoughtfulwork:myCo-Chair,JimLovelace,boardmem-bersJanGoldberg,BettyParks,SteveLavine,DougFrankandPeteCapparelli,plusfacultymembersBonnieCarpen-ter,GaryGrayandDougAshcraft.Idalsoliketothankandcomplimentthestaffandfacultyfortheirrigorousengage-ment,andtheBoardofGovernorsandTrusteesforembrac-ingchangewithconstructiveoptimismforthefuture.

    Always,partofthatfutureisthesupportoftheAssociatesofIdyllwildArts,ourcommunity-basedsupportgroup.Theirvolunteerismisconstantonsomanylevels.JimNew-comb,asitsPresident,servesontheBoardofGovernors,andwevaluethisspeciallinktothecommunity.TheAs-sociatesJazz in the Pines Festivalisnowamuchanticipatedeventeverysummer,anddrawsincreasinglyfinetalent,aswellaslargeaudiences.Weappreciatebeingthebenefi-ciaryoftheAssociatesactivities.

    IdyllwildArtshasabrightfuture,indeed.

    Bills vision and strength of personal-ity transformed IA to the wonderful place it is today, a year-round campus with a thriving summer program

    serving 1600 in 2011, and also one of the finest arts academy programs in the country. We celebrate Bills legacy,

    vision and perseverance.

  • 4President Reports 2011

    IamstillnewtoIdyllwildArts,yetIquicklyrecognizedhowextraordinarilywelltheschoolfulfillsitsmissiontoeducateyoungartists.Itisbecauseofyourcommitmenttotheschoolsmissionofprovidinganunequaledacademicandartisticprogramtoadiversestudentbodyofgiftedyoungartistsfromallovertheworldthattheschoolhasplayedsuchasingularandeffectiveroleinartseduca-tion.IdyllwildArtsdoeswhattheauthorChinuaAchebesuggestseducationshouldaimtodotodrawoutwhatistheresothatitcaninteractwithwhatsoutsidetoguidethedreamsandpassionsofyoungstudentstowardslivesofdistinctivecreativeaccomplishment.

    BillLowman,withyourloyalongoingsupport,hasbroughtwhatmusthaveseemedanuncertaindreamattheoutsettoitscurrenthighlevelofsuccess.ItiswithgratitudetoBillandwithgreatanticipationandbeliefinourmissionthatIhaveassumedthepresidencyofIdyllwildArts.

    IthankyouforbelievinginthemissionofIdyllwildArtsandforactivelysupportingsomanydeservingstudentsinthisextraordinaryeducationalopportunity.

    Yours,

    BrianD.Cohen,President,IdyllwildArts

    WhatawonderfulandfulfillingyearatIdyllwildArts.Wecelebratedthe25thAnniversaryofthefoundingofIdyll-wildArtsAcademyandofferedthe62ndIdyllwildArtsSummerProgram.Aswereadarticlesaboutcutsinfundingforartseducationandthefinancialstrugglesofartsorgani-zations,IdyllwildArtscontinuestobestrong.Webelievethatourmissioniscriticallyimportanttotheworldandthatitisourdutytoserveasabeaconofexcellenceinartseducation.StudentscontinuetofilltheAcademyandSum-merProgramtocapacity,andsupportersprovidefinancialsupportsothatourworkatthehighestlevelsofqualityremainstrue.However,wewouldnotbeabletoofferthewonderfulSummerProgramtostudentsorenrollthemostpromisingyoungartistsintheArtsAcademywithoutyourhelp.WearegratefulthatyourecognizeIAassoimportantwhentherearemanydeservingcausesintheworld.

    Theverybestthankswecanofferyouistheassurancethatyourgiftsarewellandcarefullyspentsothattheymakeanexponentialimprovementinthelivesofourstudents.SummerProgramalumniandArtsAcademyalumnihavemadesignificantcontributionstooursocietyandwilldosoinevenmoreeffectiveandinnovativewaysinthefuture.Duetoyoursupportandthesupportofotherslikeyou,thisremarkableinstitutionwillcontinuetoservetheartisticspiritforgenerationstocome.InmyfinalyearasPresident,IwanttopersonallythankyouforallyouhavedonetoprovidesupportforIA.Ihavehadthegoodfortunetobeasummerchoirstudent,acounselor,achoirfacultymember,adean,andAssistantDirectorofISOMATA,19651976,andthentoreturnasExecutiveDirector,Headmaste

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