The Associates of Idyllwild Arts Foundation announce Membership Appreciation Month.  We thank members, old and new, for supporting the Associates of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation.  Membership has many benefits but the most important benefit is supporting the students of Idyllwild Arts Academy and Summer Program.  Since 1968, the Associates have donated  financial support to the Scholarship Programs of Idyllwild Arts.  Our gifts do make a difference to the future leaders of our community, country, and world.

The Associates offer many levels of membership which can be viewed by clicking the Membership Tab above.  The benefits vary by level and may include recognition of your business, special VIP tickets to Jazz in the Pines, invitation to special Associate events, and so many other benefits.   All membership levels do include use of the Idyllwild Arts pool, special discounts at Idyllwild Arts stores, and invitations to our annual dinner and meetings as well as making new friends.  But remember, the Associates are 100% volunteer supported and your membership becomes part of our annual gift to Idyllwild Arts; your membership does matter to an aspiring artist.

Not a member yet?  Click on the Membership Tab above and join our community of friends and supporters instantly.  Be invited to our special events and activities throughout the year.

Currently a member?  We thank you for your continued support.   You help the Associates make it happen.  It might the ideal time to think about upgrading your membership by clicking the Membership above.

The Associates thank each and every member, new and old.   Please feel free to contact us with any further questions at



The Associates present our Spring Musicale; an afternoon of Classical Music in an idyllic mountain setting. The Ponderosa Concert Hall in Idyllwild-Pine Cove is home to the Marion View Ensemble featuring members of the Levy and Spletz families. To complement this classical music performance, the Associates will be serving wine, appetizers, and dessert.

Limited Seating

Sunday May 29, 2016 3:00 PM
the Ponderosa Concert Hall – Idyllwild – Pine Cove
the address will be sent via email prior to the event.

Tickets: $35 per person

Purchase Tickets Now or mail a check payable to the Associates of IAF
PO Box 303
Idyllwild, CA 92549

As with all Associate events, this is a fundraiser to support the Scholarship Programs of Idyllwild Arts Academy and Summer Program. The Associates of Idyllwild Arts Foundation are a California 501(c) 3 non-propfit organization.

Jazz in the Gardens – A Fundraiser

The Associates of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation present a spring fundraiser:

Paul Carman, Marshall Hawkins, & Barnaby Finch
Saturday May 21, 2016 2 PM – 4 PM
the Residence of the President of Idyllwild Arts
Tickets: $35 per person

Join three of Idyllwild’s best jazz musicians at a very special performance: Jazz at the President of Idyllwild Arts’ Residence. It is rare to find Paul Carman, Marshall Hawkins, and Barnaby Finch playing as a trio these days but it is even more exceptional to see this performance in such an intimate setting. The Associates of Idyllwild Arts Foundation present an afternoon of jazz while serving beverages and snacks.

The proceeds of all Associate fundraisers support the scholarship programs of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation and the arts in the community of Idyllwild.

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Once a year the Associates celebrate the accomplishments and hard work of the faculty, staff, and leadership of the Idyllwild Arts Academy and Summer Program. It is our time to say THANK YOU personally to Idyllwild Arts. This year our Appreciation Night will be at the Mile High Cafe on Hwy 243 in Idyllwild; of course there is no charge for this event. Mile High will be serving delicious appetizers and Associates will be serving your favorite beverage. To complete this event, classical music students of Idyllwild Arts will donate their time to perform for you. The event is open to all current Associate members and all invited guests from Idyllwild Arts. Interested in attending but not yet a member? Click the Membership tab on this web site and become a member instantly.

Details, time, and location will be sent to all invited guests and members.

ROSE MALLETT: Jazz musician and vocalist. March 20, 2016

The Associates of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation present a very special jazz brunch featuring Rose Mallett, Jazz musician and vocalist benefiting the scholarship programs of Idyllwild Arts.    Rose Mallett has captured the essence of vocal delivery that some say reminds them of the range of Sarah Vaughan; the joy and playfulness of Ella Fitzgerald; the foreboding pain of Billie Holiday; and the regal articulation of Lena Horne.   Rose is a featured performer at Jazz in the Pines 2016 but you can catch a preview at our Jazz Brunch Sunday March 20, 2016.

Plan to attend our Jazz Brunch!

Brunch will be served in the Fireside Room at Idyllwild Arts at 11:30 AM on March 20, 2016.   Rose Mallett performs at “the Barn,” Stephens Recital Hall on the Idyllwild Arts Campus at 1:00 PM.


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Send Checks payable to “the Associates of IAF”

PO Box 303
Idyllwild, CA 92549

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Join us for our first fundraiser of 2016:  Mardi Gras Night.  This event is not only a fundraiser but a membership/friendraiser.   Associates are encouraged to bring a friend who is a potential new member.  A great way to introduce the Associates to prospective new members. Remember, all net proceeds support the students at Idyllwild Arts Academy & Summer Program.

Friday February 5, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Rainbow Inn, 54420 South Circle Drive, Idyllwild, CA

Tickets:   $35 per person for members of the Associates or community members.  $15 per new prospective member.  The prospective new member must attend with an Associate and the ticket must be purchased by an Associate.

Ticket price includes a full New Orleans style dinner (Jambalaya, Red Beans and Rice, and Gumbo) and dessert (King Cake), dancing, and Mardi Gras style fun.

A No-Host bar will offer Hurricanes as well as wine and beer.

Costumes and/or masks are encouraged.

To reserve your spot, please contact Barry Zander ( ) 949-292-8578 or Monique Zander ( 949.294.2462.  Checks can be sent to Associates of IAF at PO Box 303, Idyllwild, CA 92549

Reservations must be made by Friday January 29, 2016

A Holiday Message

Many thanks to our community for your ongoing support, as we celebrate the Associates of Idyllwild Arts Foundation’s accomplishments this year.

Looking back on 2015, we can be proud of our successful fundraising efforts, community support, student support, and many more contributions. The Associates of Idyllwild Arts Foundation has truly helped Idyllwild Arts achieve its mission:
                    “Changing lives through the transformative power of art”

With your support, we have truly touched the lives of so many students of the Idyllwild Arts Academy and Summer Program. We look forward to great things in 2016.

Best wishes for a Happy New Year,
Michael Slocum
President, the Associates of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation

“To act as a nonprofit association for the support of education in the arts;
Particularly the programs offered by Idyllwild Arts Academy and Summer Program.
We also provide cultural activities for the community of Idyllwild.”

Holiday Meeting and Gathering

The Associates are hosting our Holiday Social Gathering immediately following our December Meeting on Saturday December 12, 2015, in the Fireside Room in Nelson Dining Hall.   Meeting at 10:00 AM and our social mixer 11:00 – 1:00 PM.   Entertainment, a light brunch, and mimosas!  All Associates are invited to enjoy this Holiday Mixer.


The Associates Holiday Party and Raffle is Saturday December 12 in the Fireside Room @ 11 AM. We have 7 great gift baskets which will be part of our holiday raffle; tickets can be purchased in advance and winner need not be present to win. Tickets are $3 each/4 for $10/10 for $20. To purchase tickets in advance, contact Suzie at Tickets will be on sale during the party until the drawings at 12:45 PM.

Our Gift Baskets make a wonderful gifts for friends and family as well as yourself! All contents of these beautiful baskets were donated by our local businesses and friends. Here is a sampling:

Fratello’s Restaurant Basket

Cafe Aroma Gift Basket

Mile High Gift Basket

Higher Ground Coffee Basket

Town Baker Basket

Spirit Mountain Retreat Center Package

Ferro’s Gift Basket

You can deposit tickets for just one basket or any basket of your choice. There is a minimum number of tickets required per basket. Drawing will be at 12:45 PM December 12, 2015.