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.

2018 Honorees
  • Rick Austin
    Cazadero’s reliable Office Manager for over 14 years, delivering meticulous bookkeeping and many other duties!
  • Norm Dea
    On staff in the 70s, frequent Caz conductor since reopening in 1996 and current Advisory Board member.
  • Jeff Egeberg
    Kiwanis Club of Berkeley member, volunteering and designing building projects at Caz.
  • Mike Galisatus
    Supporter and frequent conductor at Cazadero Music Camp for over a decade.
Past Caz Honorees

2017 Honorees

  • 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

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 Directors 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