When Winifred Crawford Dibert created the Winifred Crawford Dibert Foundation with the intent of aiding organizations in the Jamestown, N.Y., area, she made two specific requests in the foundation’s charter statement: First, she wanted to direct the foundation’s support to organizations that provided assistance for children in need. Second, Dibert hoped that the foundation would be able to allocate funding to organizations that were important to her, many of which she gave to throughout her life.
The Chautauqua School of Music campus looks a lot different this week. As the last of the Music School Festival Orchestra students pack up their belongings and disperse to various colleges across the country, they are replaced this week by musical miniatures.
Middle school and high school instrumentalists now fill the practice rooms and concert halls with small-scale cellos, brazen trumpets and pre-teen flutists congregated around folding music stands, competing to see who can hold a note the longest.
The Chautauqua Music Camps have invaded the School of Music with more than 90 young students to participate in the Middle School Band Camp, the Jazz Camp and the Orchestra Camp for string players. The camp now is in its 13th year and always occurs during Week Eight of the festival season.