John Barcellona runs 25th Fundraising Marathon

On Sunday, February 1, 2015, Dr. John Barcellona will be running the Surf City Marathon in Huntington Beach on behalf of the University Wind Quintet Scholarship for the 25th year. These contributions have helped raise funds for The Bob Cole Conservatory’s finest woodwind and horn performers, the University Wind Quintet. This year’s quintet members are: Vanessa Fourla—flute, a graduate student from Greece; Spencer Klass—oboe, a sophomore from Agoura Hills, CA; Sarra Hey—clarinet, a graduate student from Los Angeles, CA; Sarah Kreuger—horn, a sophomore from Irvine, CA and Brian Tuley—bassoon, a senior from Manhattan Beach, CA.

KCAL 9 News recently caught up with Dr. Barcellona to discuss the marathon and fundraiser:

Dr. Barcellona asks to pledge your support by making a donation for each mile that he completes (26.2 if he finishes).  After the race, he’ll let you know how he did and you can donate at that time; or simply mail a donation or pledge now, payable to CSULB 49er Foundation.

We are grateful for your continued support, as this event is a major funding source of scholarships for members of the University Wind Quintet.  Anyone who pledges or donates will receive two complimentary tickets to the University Wind Quintet performance, Tuesday, April 28 at 8:00pm in the Daniel Recital Hall.

For further information about making a donation, please contact Dr. John Barcellona at

Andrew McAfee Wins Zildjian Scholarship at Indiana University

Alumnus Andrew McAfee  won one of two annual Zildjian scholarships at Indiana University.

In 1979 Craigie Zildjian, now company CEO, initiated a scholarship program targeted at preeminent music schools in the United States, Canada and the UK.

Zildjian provides yearly funding for percussion scholarships at these schools, and in some cases Zildjian has fully endowed scholarships. The program is named in memory of Craigie Zildjian’s grandfather, Avedis Zildjian III.