Mission

 
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The mission of the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is threefold: 

1. To inspire emerging composers to create self-determined artistic lives through mentorship, readings with master performers, and hands-on practicums addressing the creative habit in the intimate setting of my two farms in Boonville, California; to create a support structure for alumni of our programs that entails commissions and seed funds for collaborations with one another. 

2. To honor essential civic initiatives: Connecting guest musicians and composer fellows with a local small rural community; encouraging composer fellows to strategize and realize their own potential citizenship in low arts access areas; encouraging the efforts of composers hailing from diverse backgrounds. 

3. To document the stories and teachings of the Academy for video dissemination for the widest audience possible.