Board of Directors:

Executive Director; Deborah Fischbach (707) 937-2133
Secretary; Shannon Burla
Treasurer; Melissa Fischbach
Board Member at Large; Madeleine Faught


Melissa Fischbach


Holly Tannen
Brian Steeger
Marianne Steeger
Ernest Fischbach
J. P.
Holly Hoods M.A.
Peter Barg M.D.
Janna Hansen
Frannie Leopold P. A.
Scott Claypool P. A.
Lisa Emonds Ellis
Edwin Ellis
Elizabeth Clark
Allen "Mickie" Zekley
Professor Markwyn Ph.D
Sid Cooperrider

ITS Brief History:

"Memories of a true Renaissance Man" A Robert Donovan Thomas video
Sponsors of The Musical Instrument Library
We are still providing music and dance intruction to schools, missions and special groups. Our most recent program March 2, 2018 was at California Montessori school in Calistoga.
American Masterpieces-California Residency recieved NEA, CAC, WESTAF grant for touring, proforming, teaching music and dance of early California. We made our dance instruction booklet and CD with some of this grant.
Voices of 1846 - A California Legacy; Partnership with James Kelty & Associates. Provided financial support and in-kind contributions for this historical reenactment film for the California 4th Grade History Curriculum.
Presented "Los Californios, The Alta California Orchestra" at many events including; "Celebrating California, Admission Day 2000 Festival." Costumed musicians played for the Alta California dancers who taught Early California dances to the audience, and danced with them in the gold rush era tent in Capitol Park, Sacramento.
Sponsor of "Travel Radio Journeys", winner of 1998 Golden Reel Award, Pat Lawrence producer. Received funding 10/2000 earmarked for travel to Amman, Jordan for the "Peace through Tourism Conference."
1997 to 1999:
In 1997 we became a sponsor for Mike Seeger's (traditional) "Southern Banjo Styles" video series. Mike working with our project coordinator, Heath Curdts managed to raise 15,000 for the project in 1997 and another 15,000 in 1999.
Applied to and awarded CAC "Artist in Communities" matching grants for Omar Ait-Vimoun Mohktari and his Pacific Andaluse Conservatory of North African Music, enabling Omar to teach interested musicians for free.
1995 to 1996:
Developed and coordinated music and musicians for Los Californios (now renamed The Alta California Orchestra) CD, "Fandango at Sonoma" in partnership with The Living History Centre and Wells Fargo Bank. Research for this CD had been on going since 1979 when the Institute was founded. Please visit The Alta California Orchestra page for updates on the orchestra and their ongoing performances and residencies. Los Californios, The Alta California Orchestra:

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