Volunteer Opportunities

Parents: How to Volunteer
 
The Academy of Music needs your help in every way possible to keep the magnet running efficiently. There are various way you can help.
 
Friends of the Academy of Music and Performing Arts The Friends is a non-profit organization created to specifically promote and benefit the Academy, both in academics and the performing arts. Help the Friends maintain the excellence of our programs by supporting the annual campaign to raise funds for all programs (please click here to read the current appeal letter).  Email FriendsofAMPA@gmail.com and ask how you can be involved in this important effort. Please join the Friends.
 
Parent Advisory Group Help us help your children. Parent Advisory meets monthly along with SDM. The committee serves as a voice of the students and parents. Share your concerns and solutions to problems. Let you voice be heard. Email mzuccaro@lausd.net if you are interested.

GALA Planning Committee   Gala is our year end fundraiser and party to celebrate another year of staying alive!  The Planning committee plans the fabulous party that precedes the concert.  Contact Marlene Zuccaro, Director, at mzuccaro@lausd.net if you would like to join us for Gala 2015.

SDM (Shared Decision Making) You can run for the SDM Council. This committee comprised of parents and teachers which makes decisions regarding the Academy’s budget, calendar and policies. SDM meets once a month at a time to be determined by the committee. This year’s election will be held on Back to School Night.

Booster Club You can join the Booster Club which is staffed by parents and family members of currently enrolled students. The Booster Club is the primary non-profit group for the Hamilton Complex and they provide financial and volunteer support for the entire school complex.

Friends of Musical Theater If you are a music theater lover or your child is involved in the program, you can join this non-for profit groups which raises funds for the musical. If interested, contact Gail Chorna at gchorna@sbcglobal.net.

Volunteer in the Academy Office: We need help filing, answering phones and with special events and mailings.  If you are interested, contact the Director, Marlene Zuccaro at:  mzuccaro@lausd.net.
 

Volunteer at Performances: You can help with concessions, the merchandising tables, with programs and occasionally organizing performance groups and the box office.

Share your Expertise: There are various ways you can lend your knowledge and expertise to help our students. Here are some ways:
 
Performers and Musicians: You might consider teaching a master class for our New Master Class Series.

Grant Writers: Share your knowledge, give us some advice. In this year of catastrophic budget cuts we need to look beyond traditional school budgets.
Designers and Tech: Are you a costume, makeup, prop or set designer? Are you a stage manager or a union techie? Come talk to our students about those professions.

Marketing, Publicity, Producers: Tell our students about the behind the scenes work. Many of our students are interested in pursuing these fields.
 
Volunteer in the Office
    We need help everyday! You can help with phones, filing, e-mails, communications.  Just come and we'll put you to work.
If your interested in assisting in any of the Share Your Expertise areas, please contact: Marlene Zuccaro, Director of Academy of Music at mzuccaro@lausd.net.