The mission of the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is fourfold:
1. To inspire emerging composers to create self-determined artistic lives through mentorship, readings with master performers, and hands-on practicums addressing the creative habit in the intimate and eco-conscious setting of Gabriela’s two farms in Boonville, CA; to create a support structure for alumni of our programs that entails commissions and seed funds for collaborations with one another.
2. To honor essential civic initiatives: Connecting guest musicians and composer fellows with a local small rural community; encouraging composer fellows to strategize and realize their own potential citizenship in low arts access areas; encouraging the efforts of composers hailing from diverse backgrounds.
3. To practice climate citizenship, acting meaningfully to address the current environmental crisis, and to equip emerging composers with the skill set to make music ethically.
4. To document the stories and teachings of the Academy for video dissemination for the widest audience possible.