Based in the Bay Area Miraflores Academie, founded and directed by Marcia Migét, is a preeminent private performing arts center that has been the foundation for some of Marin’s best musical talent since 1988, as current and graduated students, e.g. James Perdelwitz, Kelly Styger, Jeff Derby, Jaimeo Brown, Alex Baky, J.J.Byars, Lou Wiskus, Robby Marshal, Isabella Quereshi, Zach Gunsell, Dan Birch, Bram Kincheloe, Elecia Strauss, Seth Paris, Kristina Hoffman, Andrew Capra and Salvador Santana, evidence.
These graduates, and many more, were selected for prestigious musical performance groups like the International Monterey High School All-star Jazz Band, California High School All-State Band, California High School All-State Concert Band, the San Francisco Jazz High School Allstars and attend a number of institutions such as Oberlin College, Sarah Lawrence, Berklee School of Music, the New School to Cal Arts, Manhattan School, NYU, USC and UCLA or performing professionally with such names as Bill Watrus, Mingus Big Band, and Greg Tardy. The array of award-winning students from Miraflores have performed in such events as the Duke Ellington Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, the International Association of Jazz Educators’ Convention, San Jose Jazz Festival, San Francisco Jazz Festival, San Rafael’s Italian Street Painting Festival, the Mountain Play, et al.
Simply put ... we will create a foundation for accepting and working with others by the promotion, development, and reinforcement of the values that unite people into a family. We will utilize Music in establishing innovative creative, cultural and educational programs.
The Board and Advisors
Marcia Miget - Executive Director
Carol Gale - Secretary
Carl Lewis - Treasurer
Sandy Malstrom - California Teacher of the Year
We would like to thank the following companies, individuals and entities for their generous support of the Arts and our Institution
Mr. Bill Daniels of United Markets
The Mountain Play
Davidson Middle School