Caz Honorees

Each year the Cazadero Performing Arts Camp honors individuals who have demonstrated the highest standards of leadership and/or musical achievement in their association with Cazadero Music Camp. We pay tribute to these individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of music education and have helped Cazadero Music Camp in its pursuit of excellence.

In 2017 Cazadero Music Camp honors the following people for their remarkable conritbutions to Caz:

Roberta Bliss
Kiwanis Club of Berkeley volunteer;
Designer of several building projects at Caz

Emily Brockman
In her 10th year as Camp Registrar;
Dedicated to parent communication, and scholarship coordination.

John Maltester
Conductor at Cazadero Music camp in the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, up through the 21st Century!

Sandra Petty
Past Caz Board Member;
Active Advisory Board Member;
Steadfast supporter and volunteer



Past Caz Honorees

  2007 2010 2013 2016    
  2008 2011 2014      
  2009 2012 2015      

2016 Honorees

Frank Bliss
Past Caz camper and staff member;
Charter member of the Caz Board of Directors;
Current member, Caz Advisory Board.
Member, Kiwanis Club of Berkeley
Supporter of all things Caz.

Gene Phillips
Caz camper and staff member;
Charter member of the Caz Board of Directors.

Jack Rosano
Member, Kiwanis Club of Bekeley;
Coordinator, Kiwanis Club and UC Berkeley Circle K Club
Annual Caz Work Weekend

David Wagner
Caz Executive Director for 11 years;
Worked 34 years in and for youth camps.

 

2015 Honorees

Barry Ehrlich
Past Caz staff in the 1960's and 1970's;
Past member Caz Board of Director's;
Caz Volunteer.

Bob Heywood
Past Caz staff in the 1960's;
Charter member of the Caz Board of Director's;
Current Advisory Board member.

Rich Mitchell
Philanthropist;
Longtime supporter and contributor to Caz;
Owner, CazSonoma Inn;
Current Advisory Board member.

Joelle Yzquierdo
Former Camp Director of Cazadero Family Camp.

 

2014 Honorees

Dave Epstein
Past Caz staff member in 1970's;
Past member, Caz Board of Directors;
Current member, Caz Advisory Board.

Pat Schlesinger
Long time Cazadero Music Camp and Cazadero Family Camp supporter

John Schuster
Cazadero Music Camp Orchestra Conductor in the 1960's and 1970's.

Linda Soares
Past Caz staff member in 1970's and 1990's, and 2000's;
Past member, Caz Board of Directors;

 

2013 Honorees

Steve Cannon
Past Caz staff member in 1960's and 1970's;
Charter member, Caz Board of Directors;
Current member, Caz Advisory Board.

Dr. Jonathan Knight
Past Caz staff member in 1970's and 1980's;
Caz Staff member since 1996;
Currently Caz Assistant Camp Director.

Terri Knight
Caz Staff member since 1996;
Currently woodwind faculty at Caz;
Music teacher in the East Bay.

Debbie Chin Rokeach
Past Caz staff member in 1960's and 1970's;
Charter member, Caz Board of Directors;
Current member, Caz Advisory Board.

Marty Rokeach
Past Caz staff member in 1970's and 1980's;
Charter member, Caz Board of Directors;
Current member, Caz Advisory Board;
Established the Caz Guitar program.

 

2012 Honorees

Tom Haynes
Caz Conductor and teacher;
Berkeley High School orchestra teacher.

Libby McLaren
Caz camper, staff and guest conductor;
Caz Family Camp Board member and staff.

Dan Mitchell
Past Caz Board Member;
Caz Advisory Board Member
Caz camper and staff.

Dan Santo
Past Member, Cazadero Board of Directors;
Past Member, Cazadero Advisory Board;
Caz benefactor and patron of the arts.

 

2011 Honorees

Kris Bell
Founding memeber, Cazadero Board of Drectors
Camp Director, Caz Dance Camp

Dr. Edwin C. Kruth
Cazadero Conductor and Faculty
Professor of Music, Director of Bands and
Coordinator of Instrumental Music at San Francisco State University

Steven "Doc" Kupka
Caz Camper
Founding member of the band "Tower of Power"

Joan Murray
Member, Cazadero Board of Directors
Volunteer Caz Viola Faculty
Founder, Golden Gate Philharmonic

 

2010 Honorees

Thes Canelis
Longtime supporter of Cazadero
Patriarch of the Canelis family in Cazadero.

Leila Da Vie
Cazadero Family Camp
Board Of Directors for Music Camps Inc.

Tony Kaye
A charter Camper of Cazadero Music Camp
Cazadero Performing Arts Board of Directors.

Earl Murray
Conductor at Cazadero for many years
Musical Director and Conductor of the San Francisco Ballet
Associate Conductor for the San Francisco Symphony.

Jack Pereira
Conductor and Assistant Camp Director for Cazadero Music Camp Director of the Lowell High School Orchestra
Freelance musician for the San Francsico Symphony.

 

2009 Honorees

Earl Boles
Assistant Camp Director, Boy's Dean

George Gaebler
Camper, Staff member
Past-president, Board of Directors, Cazadero Performing Arts Camp

Bill Lutt
Camper, Staff member
Board of Directrors, Cazadero Performing Arts Camp

Kent Stewart
Camper, Staff member
Executive Director, Cazadero Performing Arts Camp

Sue Walton
Family Camp Staff

 

2008 Honorees

Trav Davison
Camper, Staff member, Executive Director, Board of Directors Cazadero Performing Arts Camp

Dennis DeCoteau
Conductor Cazadero Music Camp

Tony Mazzaferro
Camper, Staff member, Conductor, Board of Directors Cazadero Performing Arts Camp

Rosemary Richie
Family Camp Staff
Music Camps, Inc. Board of Directors

John Skinner
Camper, Staff member, Past president, Board of Directrors Cazadero Performing Arts Camp

 

2007 Honorees

Doris Fukawa
Camper, Staff member, Conductor, Cazadero Music Camp Board member, Cazadero Performing Arts Camp

Robert Lutt
Founder, Cazadero Music Camp

Beth Lutt
Founder, Cazadero Music Camp

Verne Sellin
Faculty member, Conductor, Cazadero Music Camp Former member, San Francisco Symphony

Terry Summa
Assistant Camp Director and Conductor, Cazadero Music Camp Faculty Emeritus, Foothill College

 

caz honorees

 

george gaebler

 

bill lutt

Cazadero Music Camp