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2016 Annual Report

OUR MISSION: CSMA inspires excellence through art and music education for people of all ages and abilities. 2016 CSMA Board of Directors Kathy Thibodeaux, Chair Mike Couch, Vice Chair Deborah Pappas, Treasurer Anne Marie McCauley, Secretary Michelle Arden Alan Bayer John Conover Judy Crates John D'Ambrosio Jan Fenwick Peter Landsberger John J. Miller, Jr.

Dear Friends and Supporters, Thank you for your dedicated support of CSMA and our mission to bring the arts to everyone in our community. Last year, CSMA served over 24,000 students of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, including nearly 16,000 children at local schools. As an avid supporter of arts education, you are aware that the arts have the power to impact children’s lives in so many ways. In this report, you’ll meet some of the inspiring CSMA teachers who bring life to our programs and enrich the lives of our students. Our staff and faculty are the heart of our organization, and they feel passionately about sharing the joys of music and art. We believe strongly that all people deserve access to the arts, and the opportunity for engagement in the arts is a crucial part of a diverse and vibrant community. We make the arts accessible by offering financial aid to families in need, as well as by providing program subsidies to schools and districts that need extra support. None of our success would be possible without the generous support of government, foundation and corporate funders and individuals like you who believe in arts for all. On behalf of the CSMA staff, faculty, board of directors, and most of all, our students, thank you.

Robert Reay Ruth Rogers Carolyn Stuart Anna Weldon Janis Zinn


Vickie Scott Grove Executive Director Community School of Music and Arts

Juliana Russell

Music4Schools and Music Theory Teacher


uliana Russell is a music teacher at Bubb Elementary




Music4Schools program. She teaches grades K-4, plus the after-school chorus. She also teaches beginning Music Theory classes at Finn Center. Juliana’s involvement with CSMA began as a Music4Schools student at Mountain View’s Huff Elementary School. This early education helped inspire her love of music. As a Mountain

“It was beautiful to hear just how much progress my students had made.” Juliana shares her lifelong love of music with students through the same CSMA programs that inspired her as a youth. She describes a moment at Bubb that made her

View High School student, Juliana studied jazz

particularly proud: “I taught my third graders a complex, three-

piano at CSMA with teacher Rich Kuhns before

part chant, with a pattern of stomps and claps. On the first day,

discovering her passion for music composition.

it was a challenge! But we kept trying and practicing slowly,

She went on to earn a degree in Music Composition from UC Santa Barbara. Following college, Juliana returned to her roots at CSMA,

before gradually picking up the pace. At our year-end concert, we performed the song confidently, with all four classes doing

where she now spends her days teaching music

three different parts, and ending silently in perfect unison. It was

while composing in her free time.

beautiful to hear how much progress my students had made!”


Who we serve Finn Center

CSMA in the Schools Head Start Preschool

• Private music lessons • Visual arts classes • Preschool art & music

• Music classes • Art camps & music workshops • Digital arts classes & camps

Arts are an essential part of a child’s school day. In Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, our Music4Schools and Art4Schools programs directly serve: • Nearly 16,000 students

• 40+ schools

• 12 school districts

We bring art and music to Head Start Preschools in the Mountain View Whisman School District. • • • •

160+ preschool students • Supported by CSMA subsidy Serves low-income families meeting federal income guidelines Majority of students are second language learners 3 school sites: Castro, Slater and Theuerkauf

Special Needs

We serve over 100 special needs teen/adult students in music, visual arts and dance classes through partnerships with Abilities United, Morgan Autism Center and AchieveKids.

Corporate Arts Programs

• Over 300 adults served at their workplace

Concerts and Events


At our Finn Center campus in Mountain View, students participate in:

• Arts and music offered We host free concerts in Tateuchi Hall and free art exhibitions in Mohr Gallery. • 20+ community concerts • Over 100 student recitals

• 6 art exhibitions and artist talks • 4,000+ attendees

Art4Schools & Music4Schools


SMA’s Art4Schools and Music4Schools programs bring music and art education to all students in

the Mountain View Whisman School District’s eight elementary schools. Students engage in weekly music and art classes as part of their regular school day. The arts are a vital part of a well-rounded education. Studying the arts benefits students by building and strengthening: • Achievement in academic subjects • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills • Social and communication skills • Creativity and self-expression • Self-esteem and confidence • Cultural awareness For some students, their school program may be the only access they have to the arts. CSMA’s goal is to ensure that all children in our community have access to a quality arts education.

“The arts are a critical component of developing well-rounded MVWSD students ready for high school and beyond. CSMA's instruction helps our students build their creativity, confidence and fine motor skills, as well as contributes to their overall academic achievement.”

Ayindé Rudolph Ed.D., Superintendent Mountain View Whisman School District


Christina Stein

Music4Schools Teacher Christina Stein teaches in CSMA’s Music4Schools program, as well as preschool and introductory music classes at Finn Center. She has taught at CSMA since 2011. Christina is a dedicated, caring and gifted teacher who always considers the needs of all of her students. At her Music4Schools site, Christina teaches a 2nd grade student who is blind. She pays special attention to make sure that this student receives a wonderful music education experience, just like his classmates. She worked with the school’s vision specialist to develop techniques and activities to help integrate the student into music class. Christina describes one way she worked with the student, “When I demonstrate a new activity, I have the blind student do it first. I also have him identify mystery songs and pitch direction—he is great at it!” An experienced educator, Christina consistently goes the extra mile in order to engage her students and inspire them with music.

“I have him identify mystery songs and pitch direction― he is great at it!” 6

87% of our total expenses are devoted to CSMA programs USE

CSMA by the Numbers • Nearly



16,000 students

served during the school year • Over

5,000 people reached

through Finn Center programs •

Management & General 8%

All Programs

Fundraising 5%


213 music classes,

workshops & ensembles •

123 visual arts classes & workshops

76 preschool art & music classes

92 spring, summer & winter camps

20+ free concerts, art

exhibitions & special events




Support and Revenue Net Investment Income Total Support and Revenue Expenses Change in Net Assets

$5,842,549 ($ 48,126) $5,794,423 $5,425,219 $ 369,204


Carolyn Stuart CSMA Supporter


arolyn Stuart has been involved with CSMA as a volunteer and Board member since 2014. A longtime Mountain View resident,

her appreciation of CSMA began when her daughter Julia participated in CSMA’s Music4Schools and Summer Honor Strings programs, in elementary school. Julia is now a Vocal Performance Major at UCLA and an aspiring opera singer. Carolyn believes strongly that talented and committed students of the arts should not be deprived of their passion and dreams because of financial need. The Stuart family supports CSMA in the school’s quest to provide financial assistance to students to help them achieve their art and music goals.

“Arts education provides everyone the opportunity to learn and experience the joys and rewards of the arts.” “What I appreciate about art and music education is that it isn’t just for students who aspire to become professional musicians.

artists It



everyone the opportunity to learn and experience the joys and rewards of the arts, whether it is a way to escape from the other challenges of the day or whether it becomes someone’s lifetime hobby.“


Christian Pepin

Cascada de Flores

Community Concerts


Claude Ferguson

SMA’s free Community Concert Series in Tateuchi Hall features unique programming that celebrates artistic excellence in our diverse community. The fiscal year 2016 concert line-up included world-class artists, emerging ensembles, CSMA faculty and students and Stanford Live artists. The Community Concert Series plays a critical role in CSMA’s commitment to engage the community in the arts. The Community Concerts were made possible in part by grants from the Applied Materials Foundation and Los Altos Community Foundation, plus media support from Classical KDFC.

ArtWorlds CSMA’s ArtWorlds series celebrates the diverse cultures of Silicon Valley. ArtWorlds events featured: • The African Diaspora, featuring artist Bryan Keith Thomas and Stanford musical group Talisman • Persia, featuring artist Ala Ebtekar and Persian music

Art Exhibitions

Ala Ebtekar

CSMA hosts art exhibitions in our beautiful Mohr Gallery. Fiscal year 2016 exhibitions featured works by Claude Ferguson, Marianne Lettieri, Valerie Patten and Lisa Ramirez as well as a collaborative exhibition of CSMA student artists and faculty.


We offer our sincere thanks to all of our donors for supporting a quality arts education. $250,000 + William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

$100,0000–$250,000 David and Lucile Packard Foundation Ruth and Roy Rogers

$50,0000–$100,000 City of Mountain View

$20,000–$50,000 Applied Materials Asset Management Company Google, Inc. Michael and Ina Korek Foundation Leo M. Shortino Foundation Morgan Family Foundation Robert Reay and Judi Fan Virginia Willcox

$10,000–$20,000 Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Anonymous California Arts Council Norman Godinho Peter Landsberger and Claire Noonan Sue and Robert Larson Los Altos Town Crier John and Cheryl Miller Yvonne and Mike Nevens Carolyn and Will Stuart

$5,000–$10,000 Boston Private Bank & Trust Company Jerry and Sunja Brown Nobuko Saito Cleary and Gary Cleary Jan and Robert Fenwick Stephen Finn Frank and Denise Quattrone Hurlbut-Johnson Charitable Trust David and Janet Kline Peter and Harise Staple Eunice Swenson Kathy and Page Thibodeaux

$2,500–$5,000 Administrative Software Solutions Katherine Bazak and John Dohner Beth Longwell Foundation Bill Graham Foundation Jenny and Mark Brandemuehl Catered Too Michael and Jean Couch John and Kristin D'Ambrosio Edward J. Daly Foundation Glaucoma Research Foundation


Thomas & Wallace Brunner Greystar Vickie Scott Grove and David Fair Bill and Yuko Hunt Village At San Antonio Center Mission City Community Fund Vivi Chan and Lou Naumovski Prometheus Real Estate Group, Inc. Sares Regis Group of Northern California Leonard and Kathy Sherman Surf Air Andrea and Chuck Thurber Yuka Tomita Union Bank Foundation Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Magdalen Yum

$1,000–$2,500 Anonymous (2) Laura Bajuk and Douglas Debs Alan Bayer and Jenny Chin David and Laura Blakely Terri Bullock Sohi Sohn Chien Sean and Elizabeth Cleary Jeannie Conner John and Linda Conover Scott Cook Judy Crates Anna Dvornikova and Ilya Strebulaev Margaret and Glynn Echerd Audrey Erbes Molly and Scott Forstall Shelley Frisbie Roger and Ginger Summit Google Matching Gifts Program Pete and Rebecca Helme Kiwanis Club of Mountain View Gay and Bill Krause Peter and Sue LaTourrette Los Altos Community Foundation Los Altos Rotary Club Angela McConnell Matt and Niko Meadors Nancy and Larry Mohr Brian Ogonowsky and Linda Espinoza Allen and Pat Okamoto Opus One Winery Dorothy Duffy Price and John Harpootlian Ryan Proch Sally Randel Joshua and Julie Sweetkind-Singer Bruce and Barbara Swenson Tad and Dianne Taube The Grace Jones Richardson Trust The Sea By Alexander's Steakhouse

Dawn Thomas Andre and Karla Valente Claudia and Sven Weber Anna and Jack Weldon Stefan and Tess Williams Thomas and Akemi Woofter Jackie and Phil Young

$500-$1,000 Matthew and Marcia Allen Dudley and Elaine Andersen Carrie Campbell and Chris Barnes Kathy and Brad Bettman Jan Boelke Shelley Bond Anna and Heraldo Botelho Greg Boudreau Marianne Bowden Bowers Colin and Heather Cleary Linda Covello and William Morales Philip and Elayne Dauber Tom and Sarah Diamont Joe Doniach Saul Eisenstat Mary Ann Girard Kathy Goumas Lawrence and Anne Hambly Janet and Sam Harding Jacqueline Hea Hibiya Computer System Co., Ltd Madhigubba and Marguerite Jayasimha Jocelyn Johnson Shanthi Karamcheti Kaur Photography Susan Ketcham Liz and Rick Kniss Susan Kobayashi William and Donna Krepick Morgan Littlewood Jane Lombard Jillian Manus J Michael McKechnie

Ways to Donate Online: Phone: 650-917-6800 x303 Mail: Community School of Music and Arts Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle Mountain View, CA 94040 Questions: Chiung-chi Chen Fed Tax ID #: 23-7023900

Menlo Park Presbyterian Church Monarch Bay Golf Club Tom Moran Christine Morrissey Jenny and Steve Murray Armand and Eliane Neukermans Anita and Les Nichols Paul and Liz Nyberg Craig Palmer and Allen Habel Deborah Pappas Terri and Tim Petersen Arleen Pickett Ann Rando Susie Richardson San Francisco Giants Norma Star Steven and Lucia Steinhilber Ning and Emiko Sung Lynn Szekely-Goode and Richard Goode Betsy Templeton John Thomas Mike and Kathy Torgersen Ling Chen Wen Elizabeth Wolf Lawrence You and Deborah Gravitz Gisela Zebroski

$250-$500 Margaret Abe Glenn and Valerie Abeshima Anonymous (2) Apple, Inc. Mary Bender and Charley Hoyt Burt Blum Barbara Cameron Bambi Cask and Steve Patterson Betsy Collard Thida Cornes and Castor Fu Sue Cristallo Alla Dobrish and Benjamin Rubin Diane Doolittle Taylor Eigsti Virginia Fontana Frankie Johnnie and Luigi Too! Gans Ganapati Kristi and Alain Geoffrey Gregg Golenberg and Leslie Covello Golenberg Debbie Gong-Guy Lynn Gordon and David Simon Hotel Los Gatos Herb Huang Katie and Claude Jarman Stuart Neubarth and Natalie Johnson George Karagoulis Michael Kasperzak

Lily Kim Kathleen and Kozo Kimura Masaharu Kogure King and Ginny Lear Erick Low and Yayu Lin Steven Lyss John and Gwen McAlister Yuchun Meng Michael Mennis Julia Michael-Charnes and James Charnes Bill and Susan Mirbach Daryl and Shelley Mossman Atsushi Murase Michelle Ohye and Aaron Miller Mary Paaso Lena Plamondon Leslie and Rosendo Pont Jeral Poskey Rancho San Antonio Services, Inc. Ken and Jennifer Rosenberg Royal Conservatory Music Development Program Thomas and Michele Ruby David and Kristina Saltzman James and Andrea Sandstrom Evy Schiffman Margo Seymour Yuka and Michael Sgroi Xuhui Shao Bob Shinsing Gail and Ernest Solomon Andrea Temkin Sally and Bruce Terris The Vaswani Family Trust Ann and John Varady Henry and Nina Wood Elaine Yen Janis Zinn

$100-$250 Karen Hayward Ray and Elsa Heald HGST, A Western Digital Company Frank Hislop David and Sharon Hoyt IBM Corporation Matching Gifts Program Ina Johnson and Bob Dickerson Stanley Schrier and Barbara Klein Eric Knoerr Kokkari Estiatorio May and George Koo Le Petit Bistro Ellen Levitas

Ann and George Limbach Cindy Loo-Garcia Frederick Malouf Denise Mays Anne Marie McCauley Martha and Iain McClatchie Penelope Midlock Moldaw Family Residences Randa Mulford and Jack Miller June-ko Nakagawa Prindle and Philip Prindle Karolina Netolicja Omron Foundation, Inc. Xuemei Ouyang David and Karen Paradise Janis Pepper Harry Pforzheimer and Paula Panzica Larry Phelan Susan and Michael Plass Clara Porcella and Finbarr Crispie Anne Prescott Jane and John Reed Jeannie Richter Joseph and Linda Roark David Rogers Daniel and Michaela Rousseau San Francisco Ballet Owen and Barbara Saxton Suzanne Sedlewicz Lissa and Ed Sesek Carolyn and Jeremy Siegel Janet Sloan and Peter Stahl Jo-Ann and Rod Sockolov America Sosa Fink Paul and Mary Stabile Laura Stefanski Asya Strickland Daniel Swinehart The Container Store TheatreWorks Tenny Tsai-Eng and Robert Eng Mary Urbach Inhwa Wada Tony Weber Peter and Judy Wolken Weldon Wong Susana Wu-Matute and Oscar Matute Rhoma Young John Yue Yao-Eng Yue Richard and Susan Zare Feng Zhou Eva and Helmuth Zieleniewicz

The compilers have carefully reviewed our donor names for the fiscal year (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016). If you find an error, please accept our apologies and contact the Development Office so that we may correct our records.


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