The Centro Regional de Estudios Musicales (CREM) is always humming – both literally and figuratively – but this month is even more hectic than usual.
End-of-year assessments and lessons aside, there are also two fund-raising concerts with related rehearsals to organize, for the purchase of a baby grand piano, together with the faculty’s decision-making process for the award of the first annual Stanley Goldberg Scholarship for merit and best consistent progress.
Goldberg was a founding member of Lakeside’s Music Appreciation Society (MAS) in the 1990’s, initially running it almost single-handedly, bringing recognized artists to the area to perform at the Auditorio La Floresta.
Passionate about music, he spared no effort to ensure that fine musical events were available to the community. MAS grew under his ten-year supervision and the mayor of Chapala nominated MAS in special recognition of its cultural contributions to the Lakeside community during 1996. When Goldberg died in 2000, MAS had over 300 season ticket holders.