Pasadena Community Foundation Funds

Saturday Conservatory of Music Endowment

For over 40 years the Saturday Conservatory of Music has worked to provide affordable music lessons to kids.  Some of their former students now serve as teachers and Board members at the Conservatory.  Originally operating on the Cal State Los Angeles campus, the group moved in 2000 to Lake Avenue Community Church in Pasadena.  Every Saturday, they set up 30 classrooms and teach everything from violin, bass, oboe, clarinet and the harp to voice and music theory.  The Saturday Conservatory built their endowment by encouraging donations to honor those who believed in the Conservatory’s mission. According to Jeff Bruce, whose father founded the Conservatory, “Having the Foundation take care of the endowment lets us focus on our passion and mission – teaching children.”

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