Why I Give
Thanks to outstanding leadership and support, the Pasadena Conservatory is a thriving, nationally accredited community resource for music study and performance. A key element in the Conservatory's success is its commitment to funding the annual operating budget through a ratio of approximately 75% earned and 25% contributed income. This business model has enabled the Conservatory to attract and retain an excellent faculty; to develop a comprehensive curriculum; and to provide an excellent environment for music study while keeping its tuition affordable.
The Conservatory receives annual support through grants from foundation and organizations and especially through two individual fundraising appeals-the Patron Drive in the summer and the Annual Fund in the fall. Contributions such as memorial and honor gifts are also received throughout the year. These gifts from PCM family and community members, combined with the generosity of the Board and Advisory Board, provide important support for the Conservatory's music programs, masterclasses and community concerts. Individuals who contribute aggregate gifts of $250 or more during the year receive priority invitations to the Mansions & Music concert series and other special events. The Conservatory is grateful to the generous individuals who support PCM and its efforts to provide the highest quality music education for the community. We look forward to acknowledging these donors in the Annual Report published in November.
“The in-depth history classes taught by Priscilla Pawlicki are a learning treat, as were those taught by Carlos Rivera. In addition, the Conservatory's A Tour Through Time recitals at the Norton Simon Museum present an extraordinary and unique combination of art and music through the ages.
“I find that the master classes and student recitals are special opportunities for me to witness students' growth in confidence and performance abilities. I feel a great sense of pride and affection for those young musicians, especially for those I have followed over the years. I love watching the littlest ones with their eyes focused on their teacher while tapping on a xylophone or a drum.
“What captivates me about this exceptional place is the children– their dedication and hard work. Their reward is knowing that they have the gift of music forever!”
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“I have attended and enjoyed many of Priscilla Pawlicki's music history classes for adults. I find the Conservatory's multi-faceted approach to music education for all ages very inspiring.”
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Elisa and Eric Callow
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