The Associates present an afternoon of beautiful classical music at the Ponderosa Concert Hall in mountain high Idyllwild.  Music will be performed by friends and members of the Speltz and Levy families.  Appetizers, desserts, and champagne will be served before and after the performance.

Musicale will be performed Sunday September 3, 2017 from 3 to 5 PM.  Location of the Ponderosa Concert Hall will be sent to all ticket holders prior to the event.

Because of the generosity of the Spletz and Levy families, all proceeds will support the Scholarship Fund of the Idyllwild Arts Academy and Summer Program.   Your ticket purchase does make a difference.

Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased two ways; but buy early as this event is always a sell out!

Purchase tickets online here:

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Or by mailing a check payable to the Associates/Musicale to PO Box 303, Idyllwild, CA 92549.




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2017 VOLUNTEER of the YEAR

Annamarie Padula, the Associates of Idyllwild Arts 2017 Volunteer of the Year.

The Volunteer of the Year award was given at our Annual Meeting on Sunday June 11, 2017, and was presented by last years recipients Diana and Terry Kurr.   Annamarie was recognized for her role as our Recording Secretary, her commitment to Jazz in the Pines, and her continued involvement with so many Associate functions and performances.  Please join us in congratulating Annamarie Padula.


The Associates of Idyllwild Arts’ 49th Annual Meeting is Sunday June 11, 2017 at 11:30 AM, in the Fireside Room in Nelson Hall on the Idyllwild Arts campus. All Associates and their guests are welcome to attend. Mingle with friends and enjoy a brunch. It is time to vote for your Board of Directors and Officers. Who will be our volunteer of the year? Learn what’s instore for our next year, our 50th Anniversary year. We hope to see as many of you as possible.

Pam Goldwasser

Our Vice-President Pamela Goldwasser passed away on April 25, 2017. Pam was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 5, 1956 and the world was never the same. As a child, she made life long friends, as an adult, everyone she met became a friend. Pam’s passions were many including Temple Har Shalom in Idyllwild and the Associates of Idyllwild Arts Foundation. She joined the Associates in April 2011 and served as Vice-President under both Anne Erikson and Michael Slocum. As an Associate, Pam’s passion was Jazz in the Pines; she was active in planning the Patron’s Dinner until days before she passed away. Her attention to detail will never be forgotten.

Pam and her husband Tim Wurtz were part of the community of Idyllwild. She will be missed by so many on and off the hill.


Join the Associates for our CINCO de MAYO CELEBRATION.    Be part of the fun at the Rainbow Inn in Idyllwild.   Friday May 5, 2017 from 6 PM to 10 PM.  Mexican cuisine,  beverages, music, dancing, decor, and raffles!   Enjoy homemade Mexican food, dance the night away, visit friends old and new, and take a chance to win a hotel stay, dinner, lunch, and many other raffle items.  Dress in Mexican attire or come as you are.

Tickets are $30 per guest and $35 at the door the night of the event.  Ask about our “Bring a Friend and Prospective New Member” pricing.  Contact Monique Zander at or at 949-292-8578 or by contacting:

Tickets by mail:

Mail a check payable to the Associates of IAF:  $30 per guest:   PO Box 303, Idyllwild, CA 92549

Tickets online:

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Our Cinco de Mayo Celebration is a fundraiser for the Scholarship Funds of the Idyllwild Arts Academy  Summer Program.


The ASSOCIATES of IAF present our annual APPRECIATION NIGHT. It is our time to thank the people at Idyllwild Arts for their hard work and dedication.  This event is open to all current Associates and the faculty, leadership, administration, and invited guests of the Idyllwild Arts Academy & Summer Program.  Not a member but would like to attend?   Join by following the MEMBERSHIP tab above.

MAGICIAN DEAN APPLE – tickets now on sale

The Associates present a very special fundraiser, an evening with Magician Dean Apple.  Hailed as “Palm Springs Premier International Man of Magic,” Dean Apple is equally comfortable performing close-up magic for an intimate gathering or on stage for performing comedy magic for 1000.

Featuring his awarding winning illusion “The Time Machine,” which is currently in auditions for America’s Got Talent, he also has an award-winning assistant in his wife, Debbie Apple, aka Pinky.   He has performed at celebrity events featuring stars as diverse as Magic Johnson, Jay Leno, Congressman Raul Ruiz, and RG III and has appeared on TV’s Criminal Minds, Turning Point, and CBS News.

Dean started performing magic at the age of seven, for family and neighborhood kids.  His passion today remains the same: to entertain audiences, altering reality one trick at a time, by making each moment magical! He resides in La Quinta, CA with his wife Debbie, their yellow lab Bailey, and of course, Tickles the bunny.

The Associates present this family friendly fundraiser on Saturday January 28, 2017 at 7 PM in the IAF Theater (Bowman Hall) on the Idyllwild Arts Campus.  Tickets are reasonably priced at $20 per adult and $5 for students/children under 18 years of age.  Tickets are available here or by mailing a check to:

The Associates of IAF/Magic, PO Box 303, Idyllwild, CA 92549.   Please indicate names of all guests.


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Become a sponsor of this exciting event. See our sponsorship levels below.  Contact or mail check to the Associates, PO Box 303, Idyllwild, CA 92549 – Marked Sponsorship.

$500 Abracadabra Level:  8 reserved seats at front of house, recognition in event’s program, recognition from stage, personal introduction to Dean Apple.

$250 Hocus Pocus Level:  6 reserved seats at front of house, recognition in event’s program, personal introduction to Dean Apple.

$100 Voila Level:  2 reserved seats at front of house, recognition in event’s program.

$50 Presto Level: Recognition in event’s program



Proceeds from this event, as with all Associate produced events, support the Scholarship Fund of Idyllwild Arts Academy and Summer Program.





2016 Holiday Brunch & Celebration

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Join us for food, drink, entertainment, our holiday gift basket raffle, and meeting friends new and old.   This event is free for all current ASSOCIATES and their invited guests.  If you would like to attend, please let us know at   Bring nothing but your friends and family; be ready to purchase tickets for our custom gift baskets.  Proceeds from the raffle will be added to our gift to the Idyllwild Arts Scholarship Fund.

Our monthly general meeting will begin at 10 AM on Saturday December 10 in the Fireside Room.

Please contact us if you would like to be a sponsor for this event:


ellen-rosa-taylorJoin us for a  very special Associates Meeting on Monday November 14, 2016.    We begin the second phase of our “Meet the Leaders” series with “Spotlight on the Educators.”  The first speaker of this series is Ellen Rosa Taylor, Chair of the Idyllwild Arts Dance Department.  The month of November is quite busy for Ellen with the Fall Dance Concerts and the Bella Lewitzky 100th Birthday Anniversary Celebration.  Ellen will speak at 10:00 AM on Monday November 14 in the Fireside Room.


Ian Schoenleber, Director of Development, will talk to the Associates about  2016 Jazz in tne Pines.   Ian will bring more than numbers and share the importance Jazz in the Pines has to our community, our volunteers, Idyllwild Arts, and our development office.  Ian will speak at 10:30 AM on Monday November 14 in the Fireside Room.

Join the Associates on Monday November 14, 2016 at 10:00 AM in the Fireside Room in the Nelson Dining Hall on the IAA campus for an exceptional and informative meeting. All are welcome.  This is an ideal to bring a potential new member or simply one who is curious about the Associates.