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FRIENDS OF POLISH MUSIC

History & Objectives Board of Trustees Honorary Members
Benefactors Sustaining Members Membership & Address


The Friends of Polish Music (FPM) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1981 by Wanda Wilk under the auspices of the School of Music at the University of Southern California. Its objective was set to correct the past neglect of knowledge about Poland's contribution to the commonweath of western music in the scholarly literature and to help make the music of Polish origin an integral part of the mosaic of the musical culture of America.

The first activity of FPM was the organization of the Szymanowski Centennial Festival at USC in 1982. The four-day festival devoted to Poland's greatest composer after Chopin, featured lectures by leading scholars from England, Poland and the U.S.; performances by local and guest artists, and concerts by the USC and a local community orchestra. A modified version of the exhibit on Szymanowski later travelled for more than a year to more than twenty universities across the USA.

The large and continuous mail response since the festival attested to the lack of available information on Polish music and pointed to the need that something had to be done. The festival gave credibility to the FPM, securing strong support of the Dean of the School of Music. FPM crystalized its plan and was set on the road to accomplish its goal of making Polish music known internationally, by publishing scholarly monographs on selected topics of Polish music (PMHS), supporting the Polish Music Center (PMC, the designated publisher of the book series from 2000); Stimulating interest and research in Polish music in academic circles (Wilk Prizes); and making available information pertaining to Polish music.


FPM BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Wanda Wilk, President
Stanley R. Kersten, Vice-President
Dr. Janice Foy, Secretary
Stefan P. Wilk, M.D., Executive Director
Edwin Marzec, Esq.
Zbigniew Petrovich, M.D.


MEMBERSHIP

Regular member (annual dues)...........$40.00
Sustaining member (annual dues).....$120.00
Patron member.............................$1,000.00
Benefactor..................................$10,000.00

$10,000 minimum donation entitles the benefactor to receive a name plate on the wall of the PMC library room. If you wish to become a Friend of Polish Music and support the various projects of the PMC, please make a contribution, check payable to Friends of Polish Music or to the Polish Music Fund and mail to:
Wanda Wilk , President
Friends of Polish Music
c/o Polish Music Center
USC School of Music
840 West 34th Street
Los Angeles
CA 90089-0851



PMC HONORARY MEMBERS:

Joanna Bruzdowicz * Henryk Górecki * Jacek Kaspszyk * Zygmunt Krauze
Hanna Lachert * Adam Makowicz * Marta Ptaszynska * Krzysztof Penderecki
Stanisław Skrowaczewski * Adrian Thomas * Teresa Zylis-Gara * Krystian Zimerman

PMC BENEFACTORS:

Dr. Stefan Wilk and Mrs. Wanda Wilk
Wanda Bacewicz * Alina Baird-Sawicka
Witold Lutosławski * Dr. & Mrs. Zbigniew Petrovich
Dr. & Mrs. Clark Halstead * Helena Nowicka, M.D.
Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth Harris * Lottie Harasimowicz

LIST OF SUSTAINING MEMBERS

  1. BANAS, Donald P.; San Jacinto, California
  2. BRAGG, Charles & Alice; Pacific Palisades, California
  3. BRANDLIN, J. J.; Los Angeles, California
  4. COLCORD, Ray & Madeleine E.; Studio City, California
  5. EVERETT BOOKS PUBLISHER, San Marino, California
  6. GILBERT, Hershel Burke & Gertrude; Los Angeles, California
  7. GINILEWICZ, Stefan J.; Bakersfield, California
  8. GLOWACKI, Barbara S.; Las Cruces, New Mexico
  9. GROMADA, Thaddeus; New York
  10. HARASICK, Frank A.; Glendale, California
  11. HARRIS, Kenneth A. & Teresa Ann; Rancho Mirage, California
  12. HAZZARD, Brena; Studio City, California
  13. HRYNIEWICKI, Witold & Maria; Downey, California
  14. JUSZKIEWICZ, Vladek; North Hollywood, California
  15. KARCHER, Carl N. & Margaret M.; Anaheim, California
  16. KOLODZIEJ, Helena & Stanley; Bel Air, California
  17. LANGSBARD, Roma; Los Angeles, California
  18. MARTIN, Caterina W.; Redlands, California
  19. MARTINOFF, Bjoern; Beverly Hills, California
  20. McCANN, Robert & Elizabeth ; Long Beach, California
  21. MCNAMEE, Ann K.; Wsarthmore, Pennsylvania
  22. MICKIEWICZ, Matthew S. and Helen M.; Redwood City, California
  23. MODJESKA POLISH ARTS AND CULTURE CLUB, Los Angeles
  24. PETROVICH, Zbigniew &. Zofia ; Los Angeles, California
  25. PILATOWICZ, Maria and Edward; California
  26. CONSULATE GENERAL OF THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND
  27. POLISH AMERICAN CONGRESS, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
  28. POLISH UNIVERSITY CLUB; Los Angeles, California
  29. PRIZLOW, Jerome A. & Kamila P.; Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  30. PRZYGOCKI REGAN, Eugenia; Woodland Hills, California
  31. ROSEN, Judith & Ronald S.; Encino, California
  32. SULKOWSKI, John & Irene; Yucaipa, California
  33. SZUPINSKI, Bogna; Santa Monica, California
  34. TCHAIKOVSKY, Witold; Huntington Beach, California
  35. THOMSON, Willliam E.; Pasadena, California
  36. TRIMAR HOLLYWOOD INC.; Reseda, California
  37. TROCHIMCZYK, Maja; Sunland, California
  38. VARS, Elizabeth; Los Angeles, California
  39. WANSKI, Z. Joseph; Los Angeles, California
  40. WILK-BURCH, Diane; South Pasadena, California
  41. WITULSKI, Krystyna; Los Angeles, California
  42. WYDZGA, Krystyna and Boleslaw; Arcadia, California

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