Pearl Hall Elementary music teacher Jami Lupold has been named a recipient of the Yale Distinguished Music Educator Award and a participant in the Yale Symposium on Music in Schools this summer.
The co-director of the "Building Cultural Bridges" program, Lupold (right) often hosts scientists, musicians and astronauts from around the globe as a means to bring the worlds of science and music together for students.
The Yale Symposium, held once every two years at the Yale School of Music, honors fifty teachers from around the country for exceptional accomplishments in the field of music education. About 300 music teachers nationally competed for those 50 spots.
The symposium will feature performances from internationally acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma as well as a variety of presentations and workshops.
Lupold is currently preparing the Pearl Hall choir for a performance with the Houston Symphony at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion as part of the Symphony's family concert series "Out of This World."
The performance is scheduled for next Wednesday (April 20) at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free for lawn and mezzanine areas. For more information regarding the event, visit www.woodlandscenter.org.