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Patricia Berkowitz

Interview Date: July 23, 2015
Affiliation: Former Director of Administration and Development and former Trustee
Interviewer: Tessa Updike, Archivist

Patricia Berkowitz was born in San Francisco in 1940. At age four, Pat began piano lessons with Nettimae Clement, sister-in-law of Conservatory co-founder Ada Clement. Pat attended the Burke School in San Francisco, and then Stanford University. Pat joined the Conservatory staff part-time in 1978, and in full-time in 1980 as Director of Administration and Development, a post that she held until 1992. Pat was a member of the Board of the Community Music Center for several years, until joining the Conservatory's Board from 1997 to 2015.

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Early years
Joining the Conservatory, 1978
Director of Administration and Development, 1980
Milton Salkind
Sing-It-Yourself Messiah
Students from Shanghai
Music Marathons
Development and Public Relations over the years
Preparatory and Adult Extension Divisions
Chamber music at the Conservatory
Donor groups
Ortega Street building
Colin Murdoch
Oak Street building
Memories of staff and faculty
Importance of a humanistic education


Early years

Joining the Conservatory

Sing it Yourself Messiah

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