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Armstrong Community Music School Executive Director Becomes Hall of Famer

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Jun 05, 2012
Austin, TX

Margaret Perry, executive director of the Armstrong Community Music School in Austin, Texas, has been inducted into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame. Perry, along with four other inductees, was honored at a public ceremony at the Austin Critics' Table Awards on Monday, June 4.

Perry served as director of education for Austin Lyric Opera for 20 years, where she founded Armstrong Community Music School as the first music school in the world to be established by an opera company. Earlier this year, Perry led as Armstrong established it's own nonprofit status and became an independent school. This is the second major honor to be awarded to Perry for her service to the community. In 2003 the state of Texas declared a day in Perry's honor, in recognition of her 30 years in arts advocacy and education.

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About Armstrong Community Music School
Armstrong Community Music School offers exciting opportunities to learn the joys of music for students of all ages and skill levels, from early childhood to adult. The school, the first ever to be inaugurated by an opera company, and one of the first community music schools in Texas, offers instruction in virtually every music style: classical, jazz, as well as blues, folk and a variety of musical styles from world cultures. The school also provides opera education programs, summer camps and an outreach program that brings music education and musical programs to high-risk youth in housing projects, detention facilities and community centers.

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