Balkan Music &
Dance Workshops
Virtual Camp

While we regret the cancelation of both our Mendocino and Iroquois Springs workshops due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are excited to have presented our first-ever, completely online Virtual Camps, each with three days of immersive classes, live-music performances, and community gatherings. Virtual Camp West Coast (July 17-19, 2020) was a great success, with 350 people registered. Our East Coast Virtual Camp (August 14-16) is now complete, with over 380 attendees!

Registration is now closed for both camps. Stay tuned for more EEFC-sponsored virtual events & classes!


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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 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:

Maclovia Quintana, committee chair and board member
Belle Birchfield
Anna Goldberg, board member
Lea Anne Kangas, board treasurer
Rachel MacFarlane, General Manager
Jenna Shear, Manager of Marketing & Development
Demetri Tashie

Remote Offerings Committee

The Remote Offerings committee develops plans for the EEFC’s online programming; revises visions and strategies for implementing virtual programming; and supports the operational work of running and maintaining slates of online events and activities. You can contact the Remote Offerings Committee via email.

Remote Offerings Committee members are:

Corinne Sykes, committee chair and board member
Craig Kurumada, board secretary
Maclovia Quintana, board member
Alysha Shaw, board member
Jenna Shear, Manager of Marketing & Development

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, board secretary
Alex Marković, board 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:

Alex Marković, committee chair and board president
Jerry Kisslinger
Craig Kurumada, board secretary
Rachel MacFarlane, General Manager
Jenna Shear, Manager of Marketing & Development

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:

Kristina Vaskys, committee chair and board vice president
Adam Good
Katy Kondrat
Shireen Nabatian
Adam Waite
Ernie Williams
Marc Wolman

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:

Jenna Shear, Manager of Marketing & Development

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:

Noel Kropf, committee chair
Martie Ripson

Governance Committee

Governance Committee members are:

Kristina Vaskys, committee chair and board vice president
Craig Kurumada, board secretary

Nominating Committee

Nominating Committee members are:

Kristina Vaskys, committee chair and board vice president
Erica George
Lea Anne Kangas, board treasurer
Craig Kurumada, board secretary
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:

Alex Marković, committee chair and board president
Lea Anne Kangas, board treasurer
Craig Kurumada, board secretary
Kristina Vaskys, board vice president