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Fall 2009


Welcome to our second issue of CazMatters Online, an electronic newsletter for Cazadero Performing Arts Camp!

We hope you enjoy the sleek new design and intriguing stories about Caz and the people that make it happen. This new electronic newsletter will be e-mailed to you each fall, winter, and spring, saving postage, paper, time and making better use of Caz resources. Being web-based, the articles will be archived on our CazMatters Website for reference later. Of course, you may always opt out at any time. We hope you enjoy the newsletter and forward it to other folks you think might be interested in Cazadero happenings.

CazMatters is here to keep you up to date on all things Caz. If you have any feedback or suggestions for future stories, we would love to hear from you. Please call or e-mail the Berkeley Office and let us know.

Happy reading!

The Caz Staff

2010 Summer Music Camp Registration Now Open!

Before you know it another Caz summer will be upon us. Will you be signed up for Caz when it's here? The 2010 Summer Camp dates have been announced and registrations are now being accepted for another great Caz summer of fun. But hurry, spaces will fill fast. There are Early Enrollment discounts available if you register and pay in full by December 31, 2009. Click here to download a registration form.

With a staff full of cool counselors, fabulous faculty and outstanding guest conductors, Cazadero Music Camp is looking forward to its best summer in 53 years!

For more information go to the Caz website at or call the Caz Office to get registered today!

Roof Raised, Ribbon Cut!!

Summer at Cazadero offers a wealth of spectacular and special moments. Week after week, session after session, when you think it can't get any better, the concerts and the kids offer up great memories to warm our lives. That is what Caz is about every summer. This summer, with a new roof, a new slate of Caz Honorees, and the occasion of Caz founders Bob and Beth Lutt's 80th birthdays, we had even more to celebrate, and on August 2nd, celebrate we did!! Read More >>

Caz Q&A with Dean Aaron

What are your first memories of music?
My very first memory was at the age of 5 - it was my first piano recital, held in the basement of a piano store in San Francisco. I remember playing my first song, then turning to look at the audience, asking dad to bring up the music, because I couldn't remember the second piece. The audience laughed. Read More >>

2nd Annual Caz Camper Holiday Reunion Party

It feels as if summer is only just over and yet the holidays are just around the corner. Here at the Berkeley office we are busily planning for next summer but we are also looking forward to our 2nd Annual Caz Camper Reunion Party coming up on Saturday, December 19th at the Northbrae Community Church, in Berkeley, from 2-4pm.

JumpStart in Music Continues to Thrive

JumpStart in Music never ceases to amaze. This three day musical retreat for school music programs is the gem of our fall and spring seasons up at camp. This Fall, working with our partners in the Oakland and Berkeley Unified School Districts, and 10 schools in Sonoma County, Cazadero was host to three weekends of intense musical instruction and fabulous outdoor fun. Read More >>

Caz Volunteer Recruitment in Full Swing

Some of you who attended our summer concerts this year may have noticed a table strategically placed next to the cookies and juice. This year, the staff and board of Cazadero collaborated to create a welcome table to try to get to know our Caz community a little bit better. We had a great time meeting and greeting many of the parents who had entrusted their children to us over the summer. Read More >>

Love Caz? Help Us Spread the Word!

Help us spread the word about Caz! Nothing beats a third party review to encourage people to take a closer look. If you can, please take five minutes to write a quick review of Cazadero Performing Arts Camp on any one of the following websites:

Your kind words about Caz can help us reach more students, find more volunteers, donors and businesses who may be interested in supporting our efforts to bring the love of music and learning to youth!

Your vote of confidence in Cazadero Performing Arts Camp goes a long way! Thank you for helping us to spread the word!!

Cazadero Performing Arts Camp
P.O. Box 7908
Berkeley, CA 94707

Cazadero Music Camp