Blue Moon

Blue Moon

Kim Henderson knew right away when she read Kalista Puhnaty’s short story, "Moon Fever," that her student was onto something special. Kim, the Chair of Idyllwild Arts Academy’s Creative Writing Department, had taught the 2019 Academy graduate throughout “her four…

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Not A Victim

Not a Victim

Bizet's Carmen at the Narnia Festival  Andrea DelGiudice, Director / Yuri Napoli, Asst. Director   Giovanni Pacor, Conductor Cast pictured: Amy Maude Helfer, Ashley Rizzo (middle), Emily Vidler   "In opera, women are usually victims." Ashley Rizzo Moss graduated from Idyllwild Arts Academy in 2005. Now she's…

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Pamela Jordan, Along With Dr. Douglas Ashcraft, On “Classical Classroom” Podcast

Pamela Jordan, along with Dr. Douglas Ashcraft, on “Classical Classroom” Podcast

Since 2013, Classical Classroom has been educating listeners about classical music on NPR and other venues. When host Dacia Clay and producer Todd Hulslander learned about Idyllwild Arts Academy, they knew that the Academy’s outstanding classical music program deserved recognition…

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Asparagus

Asparagus

Pictured Above: Youree chats with retired Idyllwild Arts teachers Terry Rothrock (l.) and Chinlee Chang. Youree Jin's Idyllwild Arts Academy teaching and dorm parenting career ended for the same reason that she continues to be a valuable asset to the…

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Sisters

Sisters

"At first, the teacher didn't think it would work out at all." Dani Beck Ortega, Idyllwild Arts Academy's twelfth-grade cello major, was discussing her seven years of private lessons via Skype, with a teacher in Ithaca, New York. It was…

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