CAM 2018 and Beyond…
CAM would like to update you on the existing plans that are being made for 2018 season.
After much thought, your CAM board decided to use the better part of 2017 to review its long-term strategic plans in the desire to grow. We are focusing on forging close collaborations with like-minded music organizations that we expect will result in a larger and more active board of directors as well as a larger pool of potential donors, sponsors, members, and volunteers. With far more active participants in CAM’s operations, we expect that the Heida Hermanns International Music Competition, referred to now as “the Heida”, will continue to expand its “brand recognition” as a preferred mainstream, global competition sought by more accomplished musicians advancing their careers. We eagerly look forward to the return of the Heida in November 2018 and will be updating you with details after the New Year.
Through collaboration with other organizations, we expect to increase the number of house concerts in more communities in southwestern Connecticut featuring past Heida winners as well as renowned musicians from the world’s concert stages. Your Board hopes that you will agree with these initiatives and remain committed to continuing to support our efforts as our plans are ably implemented by our new Executive Director, Alexandra (Sasha) Schroeder, an experienced non-profit manager, Harvard grad, and a double-bass player.
Our commitment to championing brilliant young musicians and providing unique venues for talented musicians to flourish and audiences to find creative stimulation and enjoyment is stronger than ever and we look forward to providing you with a more enriched and expansive program next year and in the years to come. We will continue to update you as we go along.
Barry Persky, President
Connecticut Alliance for Music, Inc.