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Friedman Names Silverlake Conservatory of Music “Nonprofit of the Year”

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SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) named Silverlake Conservatory of Music the 43rd Assembly District Nonprofit of the Year.  The Conservatory offers private music lessons on all orchestral and band instruments, as well as a variety of ensemble classes at a reasonable cost. One of their primary goals is to provide scholarships to children whose families would otherwise be unable to afford lessons.

“The Conservatory has opened the door to the arts for countless children,” said Friedman.  “For 16 years, they’ve fostered a love of music, imagination, and exploration in their students, teachers, and our community.”

Silverlake Conservatory of Music is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2001 by Michael “Flea” Balzary and Keith Barry to facilitate a dynamic music education and to teach beginning and accomplished musicians of all skill levels.  Today, the Conservatory offers a wide range of lessons, ensemble classes, camps, workshops, and concerts.         

The Conservatory was honored in the State Capitol as part of the second annual celebration of California Nonprofits Day, which brings together nearly 100 nonprofit organizations from communities across the state. Jennifer Rey, the Conservatory’s Executive Director, was on hand to receive the award.


Laura Friedman is the Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and represents the 43rd Assembly District which encompasses the cities of Burbank, Glendale, and La Cañada Flintridge, as well as the communities of La Crescenta and Montrose, and the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Atwater Village, Beachwood Canyon, Los Feliz, East Hollywood, Franklin Hills, and Silver Lake.