What's New

Save the date April 15 for our Spring musicale at the La Jolla Community Center! Invitations and additional information are in the mail. We will be featuring two wonderful young pianists.


AFCM has recently received a grant of $2600 from the Grossmont Community Concert Association. The funds will be used to purchase classical music recordings that will be donated to San Diego Schools.

Docent News

Musician, arranger, and AFCM docent John Cain and his wife Katie plan to help manage The Jazz Society of Ecuador for the next year. John will be missed during our next concert season. Ron Bierman managed to catch him for an interview before left. See part II (note, the previously published first part is below part II) here.

Below, John Cain in docent session, and on a gig with Katie.

AFCM Advisory Council

The first two meetings of the AFCM Advisory Council resulted in a number of worthwhile suggestions on a variety of important subjects including docent and board member recruiting, making more effective use of social media, and new approaches to publicity. The council has scheduled a third meeting to discuss fund raising opportunities.

Advisory Council membership can be seen here.

AFCM was featured in a front page article in the Union Tribune. Click here to read it.

See our March Newsletter here. (You need a PDF reader on your computer to see the newsletter.)

Ron Bierman interviewed Classics 4 Kids Music Director Dana Zimbric for the website San Diego Theatre Reviews. Read it and Ron's reviews of San Diego concerts here.



See our July Newsletter here. San Diego Theatre Reviews published Mimi Lee's newsletter interview of Ron and Nowell Bierman. See that article here.


Classics 4 Kids Awards Education Community Partner of the year to AFCM


AFCM Recognizes Faith Gladkoff for Outstanding Contributions to
Music Education

The Great American Songbook

Toward the close of 2013 members returned to 98 Bottles in downtown San Diego and again enjoyed the talents of John Cain and Katy Cat who appear regularly at many clubs and cafes in San Diego and Northern California. The theme this time was The Great American Songbook, and the show included an enjoyable sing-along of "As Time Goes By" and other old favorites.

Click here to see photos taken at the event. When you get to the Picasa screen, click on photos to see larger versions, or click on Slideshow near the upper left hand corner to leaf through full-screen images.

Come to the Cabaret at 98 Bottles


In addition to John and Katy, the previous 98 Bottles party showcased the musicianship of several AFCM members in a caberet format.

Katy and John

The party was organized by our Events Chair Joann Corder and Mimi Lee. Aveline von Ehrenberg kicked things off a la Joel Grey. This slide show captures some of the fun. (Photos courtesy Michael Orenich.)



Click on this link to view photos from our Athenaeum Musicale in early 2012.