Balkan Music &
Dance Workshops

Every summer the EEFC presents two week-long summer camps. Follow the links below to read all about the 2024 workshops!

June 15-22, 2024
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August 10-17, 2024
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Stay in Touch

There’s more than one way to stay connected to the EEFC throughout the year. Subscribe to our email Newsletter for monthly updates. Join the Discussion List (an active email group with searchable archives since 1993). Send us a message.


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Our 2022-23 programs are supported in part by a generous grant from the California Arts Council.

Committees

Committees are central to the success of the EEFC and its workshops. Here are the committees that provide the invaluable leadership, vision and effort towards the fulfillment of the EEFC’s mission, its goals and accomplishments.

If you are interested in volunteering to work on any of these committees please contact us.

Program Committee

The Program Committee oversees the selection of the staff for the Online Classes, as well as in-person Workshops, their themes and parties, and sets the daily schedule of classes and evening programming. You can contact the Program Committee via email.

Program Committee members are:

Hannah Blair, committee chair and board member
Belle Birchfield
Paul Brown, board member
Anna Goldberg, board president
Camille Holmes, board member
Rachel MacFarlane, General Manager
Demetri Tashie

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee oversees the finances of the organization. You can send them a message or offer suggestions and help via email.

Finance Committee members are:

Lea Anne Kangas, committee chair and board treasurer
Craig Kurumada
Rob Pleshar, board vice president
Barbara Uhlemann

Development Committee

The Development Committee oversees the fundraising activities of the organization, including membership, annual fund contributions, and special fundraising activities. You can send them a message or offer suggestions and help via email.

Development Committee members are:

Anna Goldberg, committee chair and board president
Hannah Blair, board member
Brad Emmett, board member
Lea Anne Kangas, board treasurer
Jerry Kisslinger
Craig Kurumada
Amita Vempati, Marketing & Outreach Manager

Scholarship Committee

The Scholarship Committee oversees the selection of workshop scholarship recipients. You can send them a message or offer suggestions and help via email.

Scholarship Committee members are:

Hannah Blair, committee chair and board member
Judy Barlas
Nancy Butowski
Katy Kondrat, board member
Shireen Nabatian
Ernie Roby-Tomic
Stacey Sternberg
Adam Waite

Marketing & Communications Committee

The Marketing & Communications Committee oversees publicity, printed material (including t-shirts and other “swag”), the organization’s website, and media needs. You can send them a message or offer suggestions and help via email.

Marketing & Communications Committee members are:

Marchette DuBois, committee chair and board member
Craig Kurumada
Julie Lancaster
Rachel MacFarlane, General Manager
Amita Vempati, Marketing & Outreach Manager

Technology Committee

The Technology Committee’s charge is to evaluate and implement technology to support and streamline the operations and development of the EEFC. Its initial efforts are focused on upgrading the EEFC’s database and connecting it to the website, camp registration, database, and mailing lists.

Technology Committee members are:

Lea Anne Kangas, committee chair and board treasurer
Paul Brown, board member
Marchette DuBois, board member
Brad Emmett, board member
Noel Kropf

Nominating Committee

Nominating Committee members are:

Camille Holmes, committee chair and board member
Erica George
Craig Kurumada
Matt Smith
Demetri Tashie

Administrative Committee

The Administrative Committee oversees the administration of the organization, and membership is limited to the Board of Directors. You can send them a message or offer suggestions via email.

Administrative Committee members are:

Anna Goldberg, committee chair and board president
Rob Pleshar, board vice president
Lea Anne Kangas, board treasurer
Matt Moran, board secretary