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.



art-walk-1Be part of the fun and excitement on Saturday October 8 when the Associates join the Art Alliance of Idyllwild and present the 19th Annual Art Walk and Wine Tasting .   Visit the numerous artist hot spots along the streets of Idyllwild beginning at 10 AM and shop our many artists showcasing their work.   From 2 to 5PM, enjoy the tastings offered by 18 Southern California wineries.  The Art Walk is free and the Wine Tasting is a ticketed event.

Idyllwild Arts shuttles will be available for those needing an extra lift.

Tickets are $40 each and available online at www.artinidyllwild.org/event-2284287 until 10 PM Wednesday October 5.   Any remaining tickets will be sold at the event registration site on Saturday October 8 at $50 per person.   This event is always a sell out so do not be disappointed and order now.

On Saturday October 8, follow the crowds to the center of Idyllwild to pick up your wrist bands, wine glass, and gift bag.

This event is a fundraiser for the artists of Idyllwild and the students scholarship programs of the Idyllwild Arts Academy.  For more details please visit www.artinidyllwild.org


ZIP LINE ADVENTURE – a fundraiser


Our annual fun filled afternoon at Astro Camp!   Join the Associates for this afternoon of zip lining at Astro Camp.   Tickets are $30 per person and each ticket holder is entitled to two rides.  This event, like all Associate events, is a fundraiser for the Scholarship Programs of the Idyllwild Arts Academy and Summer Program.

This year we have just 20 spots so order fast!   It has always sold out but this year with limited availability, it is a guaranteed early sell out.  To reserve your spot:

Please mail a check payable to the Associates of IAF

PO Box 303

Idyllwild, CA 92549

Please mark check “Zip Line.”   Each order MUST include full names of those attending, email or mailing address, and telephone numbers.   An Astro Camp agreement will be sent to all prior to October 1, 2016.


Restrictions Apply:   Must be 7 years  of age or older.  Must weigh less than 250 pounds. Able to walk 1/2 mile and climb a cargo net.  No broken bones, no heart or back issues.  Not pregnant.  All gear and training provided by Astro Camp.

For more information, please email associates@idyllwildarts.org


A Very Special Associates Meeting

Be sure to join us for our next Associates General Meeting on Monday August 8.   Meet three members of Idyllwild Arts Leadership Team who are also leaders in our community.


TARA SECHREST:  Director of Enrollment Management

Tara will talk about the “Challenges of our Current World:  Local and International.”



Marianne and Don will tell us about their Karimu International Help Foundation, their efforts in Tanzania, how the students of Idyllwild Arts support the project, and how you may be able to help.

It will be an exceptional morning; be sure to attend and please invite your friends to join us August 8.

Monday August 8, 2016:   10:00 AM – NOON

Krone Library – Idyllwild Arts Campus



Pool 2Summer in Idyllwild, an ideal type to swim!    The community pool on the Idyllwild Arts campus is now open to authorized users.  The pool is open seven days a week with enhanced safety with active lifeguards on duty.  Who may use the Idyllwild Arts Pool?   All current Associates!   IAF staff and faculty, and Summer Program attendees while their program is in session.

Not an Associate yet?  The Associates of Idyllwild Arts’ mission is to support the students of the Idyllwild Arts Academy and Summer Program.   One great benefit of being an Associate is use of this beautiful pool.  If you are interested in becoming a member, click the membership tab above.  Individual memberships start at $100 and Family memberships begin at just $200 per year.  Enjoy the pool while supporting the arts students of Idyllwild Arts.

Here are the pool hours:  As said above, there is now a minimum of one active lifeguard on duty at all times and many times up to three.  Access keys are no longer needed.  While swimming in a group of three is no longer needed, try to swim with a buddy.


Pool open:   8:00 AM — 11:30 AM

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

lap swimming:  5:00 PM – 6:00 PM




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 associates@idyllwildarts.org.



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.

Purchase Tickets Now


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.


Purchase Tickets Now

Send Checks payable to “the Associates of IAF”

PO Box 303
Idyllwild, CA 92549

Additional information:   associates@idyllwildarts.org