Interested in starting a nonprofit? Interested in impacting communities both near and far? If you are interested in how to create your own musical opportunities, come listen to featured speaker REBECCA JACKSON share her story of how she founded SOUND IMPACT and how she impacts communities with her music.
INFORMATIONAL WORKSHOP, featuring Rebecca Jackson
Saratoga High School Music Department, Choir Room
*FREE, Open to Public
About Rebecca Jackson:
Hailed as “riveting” by The San Francisco Examiner, violinist Rebecca Jackson’s performances are characterized by a “fierce spirit and… reckless abandon.” Ms. Jackson is founder and artistic director of “Music in May,” an annual chamber music festival in Santa Cruz, California. The series has featured such noted musicians as Michael Tree, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Ron Leonard, and Martin Beaver. She is founding member of Ensemble San Francisco, associate concertmaster of the Sarasota Opera Orchestra, member of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, and performs with the Santa Fe Opera, San Francisco Opera & Ballet. Always looking for a good cause, Ms. Jackson has performed in numerous benefit concerts that have raised a total exceeding $100,000. Believing strongly in the power of music to heal and unite, an important part of her career has been taking initiative and volunteering to serve others through violin. These activities have taken her to Ukraine, Romania, Dominican Republic, and into the Haitian tent cities. Combining her passion for music and service, she is co-founder of Sound Impact, a collective of musicians devoted to taking music to underserved communities such as the slums, homeless centers, and most recently a residency at the Santa Cruz County Juvenile Hall. The latest undertaking, in collaboration with her father, is writing the authorized biography of her mentor David Arben, imprisoned in 7 Nazi death camps & former associate concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Ms. Jackson received her B.M. from The Juilliard School and a graduate degree from UC Santa Cruz.