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Summer School for Nonprofits
Cal State Fullerton's Center for Internships & Community Engagement,
Gianneschi Center for Nonprofit Research, and the Office of Public Affairs and Government Relations are offering the 8th Annual Summer School for NonprofitsJuly 15 - 19, 2013. Keynote speaker on July 17 at 1 pm is Daniel Rex, CEO of Toastmasters International.  More details here.

Association of California Symphony Orchestras Convenes in OC

Orange County's arts community is invited to participate in the statewide ACSO conference taking place in Costa Mesa this year, hosted by Pacific Symphony.  Friday's luncheon keynote speaker is opera, theater, and festival director Peter Sellars, one of the most innovative and powerful forces in the performing arts in America and abroad. A visionary artist, Sellars is known for ground-breaking interpretations of classic works.  More details here.

OC High School Student Wins National Musical Theater Award

For the second year in a row, a Huntington Beach High School student has won the Jimmy™ Award for Best Performance by an Actress and Best Performance by an Actor at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre at the Annual National High School Musical Theater Awards (NHSMTA).  This year's winner was Sarah Lynn Marion (shown above with the other winner Taylor Varga of Connecticut), representing the John Raitt Awards for Youth (JRAY) in Fullerton, CA. She received $10,000 from the Nederlander Organization to further her education and is eligible for four-year merit and need-based scholarship assistance to attend the New Studio on Broadway, NYU Tisch School of the Arts Department of Drama, contingent upon acceptance into the program.  Last year's winner was Elizabeth Romero--also of Huntington Beach High School.  The John Raitt Awards are conducted annually by FCLO Music Theatre in Fullerton.




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Opportunity for OC Artists 55 and Older

The Kenneth A. Picerne Foundation will award up to 20 artists $12,000 to provide under-served groups with educational, mentoring, and/or therapeutic arts experiences of their own design.  These art experiences are intended to reach people of all ages who lack opportunities to engage in meaningful arts programs. Artists choose a nonprofit to collaborate with and the population they are interested in serving. Artists awarded the grant are expected to contribute an average of six hours a week to the people they are serving over the course of one year.  More details here.

Pacific Chorale Promotes Dominic Mumolo to Director of Development
Dominic Mumolo started his career in the arts as a music teacher in 1992. He has worked for Pacific Symphony as the first Class Act Administrator for the Symphony's award-winning elementary school music appreciation program, taught high school music as Director of Instrumental Music at Mater Dei High School from 2000 to 2008 and was simultaneously Mater Dei's Director of Performing Arts from 2001 to 2006. Mumolo returned to Pacific Symphony in 2008 to become Director of Youth Ensembles before coming to work for Pacific Chorale in 2011 as Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager. While working at Pacific Chorale, Mumolo took the helm as Executive Director of the Baroque Music Festival, Corona del Mar for their 2012 season.

ArtsOC Encourages You to Attend the California Arts Council "Listening Tour" Visit in Costa Mesa July 25

Thursday, July 25, 4:30-6 PM at the Westin South Coast Plaza Hotel, 686 Anton Blvd, Costa Mesa.  Admission is free.

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