THE HISTORY OF THE ARTS & LEARNING CONSERVATORY
WHAT BEGAN AS JUST A SUMMER CAMP
Coming from humble beginnings as the youngest of seven children, Founder Debora Wondercheck, saw the life-changing impact that music had on her family. Through hard work, and dedication, she and her siblings were able to attend the universities of their choice as string musicians.
Recognizing the profound effect that high-quality arts opportunities had on her own life and those around her, Debora used her passion to establish the Arts & Learning Conservatory (ALC). Inspired by her mother's faith in God, and determination to see that her children would have access to an arts education, Debora embarked on a similar journey to give all children this same exposure to the arts regardless of their background or experience.
What began as a summer camp for just thirteen string musicians and eight actors, has now grown to serve over 1,000 children every year, reaching over 10,000 in audiences annually. Debora's dream of "paying it forward" through creating arts opportunities to help children see and fulfill their potential, was realized and has become the heart of the Arts & Learning Conservatory.
NOW LEADS A LEGACY OF ARTS AND LEARNING IN ORANGE COUNTY
Charlene Ashendorf | Denis Cole | Jen Davies | Jeff Hittenberger | Pamela Hoffman | Andrew Horowitz | Chris Jones | John Kurth | Mary Lyons | Chris Lynch | Megan Lynch | Jeremy McEligot | Jim Mortensen | Ram Rao | Sandyia Rao | Irma Ruiz | Corrine Anderson Schoepe | Bob Taylor | Chris Trela