ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF AMERICAN MUSIC

History

Livia Gazzolo And Matt Berger

The School of American Music was founded by D. Garth Taylor to serve as a music resource in Michiana. Currently serving as President of SAM, Taylor has been joined over the years by Executive Director, Donna M. Mitchell and a full Board of Directors.

The board is composed of volunteer community members who actively support its mission to provide education, performance, and audience opportunities in music and the related arts in the Southwest Michigan area.

Who We Are

Board of Directors

Arthur Anderson, Secretary
John P. Balich, A&E Caretaker
Philip Bauman
Megan Bowen
Marco Chavarry
Thomas Flint
William Korbel, Treasurer
Pat Putnam
Laura Roberts
Ron Spears
D. Garth Taylor, President
Mary Wilson

Staff

Donna M. Mitchell,
Executive Director

MISSION

Our mission is to provide education, performance, and audience opportunities in music and the related arts in the Southwest Michigan area.

AT SAM, WE VALUE:

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EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING:

We offer programs only when there are highly qualified people to lead them.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

We operate a community institution based on transparency, fairness and openness to all in participation and governance.

AFFORDABILITY:

We strive to keep fees low and provide scholarships to all those in need.

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OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

We support local artists and teachers,. They are vital to our quality of life.

SUSTAINABILTY:

We have launched an endowment fundraising campaign to Ensure financial security and the ability to continue to provide programs. Click here contribute to the Future Fund; all donations are matched dollar for dollar by the Michiana Arts Foundation.

CONSIDER A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION

To support the arts in the Michiana Region

 

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