Sunday, December 27, 2015

Orchestra Update, League of American Orchestras: White House honors Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra

First Lady Michelle Obama, Musician Malik Johnson, Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra Executive Director Linda Edelstein

First Lady Michelle Obama said, "Arts education is not a luxury. It is a necessity," at a White House ceremony on November 17, honoring the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO) and twelve other winners of the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards. MYSO Executive Director Linda Edelstein and musician Malik Johnson accepted the honor on behalf of the Community Partnership Programs, which offer string training for third- and fourth-grade students from lower-income and minority families, ensemble performance opportunities for middle and high school students, and financial aid for lessons and transportation.                       

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