The purpose of this organization is to enhance educational opportunities for
students in the
Department of Music at California State University, Los Angeles. Specific objectives include:
~ Raising funds for music scholarships.
~ Providing performance opportunities.
~ Encouraging and recruiting talented musicians.
~ Enhancing public awareness and understanding of
the performing arts at
Cal State LA.
Friends of Music was founded in 1976 by Professor of Music Dr. Ellen King
Kravitz. With help from other dedicated music enthusiasts an organization was
created to assist talented musicians currently enrolled in the music program at
Cal State LA. Initially, Dr. Kravitz and her husband, Hilard L. Kravitz, M.D., hosted
several social events designed to build a base of support. Today, the Friends of
Music organization has grown to include hundreds of members and a governing
board of directors.
Current Board of Directors
Peter McAllister, Dean,
College of Arts & Letters
John Kennedy, Chair
Department of Music
Maria Magolske, Senior Director
of Foundation Relations
Ellen King Kravitz, Founder
Friends of Music
Dr. James M. Rosser,
President, CSU Los Angeles
Mary Levin Cutler
Frank De Vol
Carlo Maria Giulini
Ellis B. Kohs
Narayan K. Uchigaki
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