Arts Leadership Award Program

Representing Alameda County Supervisorial District One —

Carol Zilli of Fremont is the founder and executive director of Music for Minors II in Fremont, which will be celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018. Each year, Music for Minors II provides music enrichment for almost 5,000 elementary school students in 30 public schools throughout Fremont as well as other areas of south and east Alameda County. The organization’s mission is to nurture children’s love and literacy of music. The program includes engaging vocal and instrumental music lessons as well as performance opportunities for children at school sites and on professional stages in the community. Carol uses her rich experience as a piano player, piano teacher, and choir director to lead the organization while also serving as the teacher trainer for the adult volunteers who become Music for Minors II music docents.