Letters of Recommendation

LACESMA Los Angeles City Elementary Schools Music Association, Inc.
1031 N. Avenue 67, Los Angeles, CA 90042

    Letter dated: September 1996
    "Dear Laura, Again I wish to express to you my deep and sincere appreciation for your presentation of "Mariachi". You are a rare artist with the combined talents of creativity, authenticity, musical knowledge and gifted teaching all in one person. We were touched and impressed with you and the music.....Let us know how we can be of service to you and your endeavors as we consider you a fine example of artist/teacher.
    In harmony, Christine Aparicio-Chaulsett, President"

    Letter dated: October 29, 1992
    "Dear Laura: Thank you for delivering such an impressive lecture on Mariachi history and performance practice in my Greater Mexican Folklore class on October 12, 1992. Knowing that you are a talented musician and a very good teacher for musicians, I was nonetheless very impressed with your ability to convey so much information at a level that did not alienate the non-specialist. Your presentation was well-organized and delivered with such enthusiasm that you generated a tremendous excitement and an appreciation for Mariachi music among students in my class. I still get lots of comments from students about your excellent presentation.
    Once again, thank you for contributing so much to my class. Your expertise and professionalism make you a unique and valuable resource. I look forward to working with you again very soon.
    Sincerely, Olga Najera-Ramírez, Assistant Professor"

    Letter dated: 20 de septiembre de 1995
    "Estimada Sra. Sobrino: Sólo unas líneas para decirle que he tenido oportunidad de admirar su talento en distantas ocasiones - en el Hollywood Bowl, y no hace mucho tiempo en la cena de gala del Consejo hispano de Mujeres, celebrada en el Hotel Biltmore.
    Permítame felicitarla por su excelente trabajo, que ha puesto muy en alto la música mexicana. La felicito, asimismo, por el espacio amplio que le dedicó una seccion de Los Angeles Times. Es un gran ejemplo - motivo de gran orgullo, para la comunidad mexicano-americana.
    Reciba un saludo afectuoso. José Angel Pescador Osuna, Cónsul General de México"