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Community School of the Arts Program Director Honored by North Carolina Symphony

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Oct 14, 2014
Charlotte, NC
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On Saturday, October 4, The North Carolina Symphony honored Community School of the Arts’ (CSA) director of programs, Aram Kim Bryan, with the Jackson Parkhurst Award for Special Achievement.

Bryan was honored for her work with CSA’s Orchestra in Schools (OIS) outreach program.  Beyond her duties of director of programs, Bryan teaches 60 OIS students annually at three Title 1 elementary school partner sites. OIS provides free violins and group instruction by Bryan twice weekly for students in the third through fifth grade at these schools.  Bryan began the program in 2003 and has taught every single OIS student since. She also teaches the OIS Reunion Group once a week, where former OIS students continue their instruction.  
 
Aram Kim Bryan has been with Community School of the Arts since 2002 and strategizes and directs faculty management and recruitment, curriculum development, recital and audition planning, program administration, facility scheduling, community partner cultivation, and oversight of program quality for CSA.  Aram has a bachelor of music degree in viola performance from Missouri State University.

 
 
About Community School of the Arts
Community School of the Arts is one of the largest providers of music and art instruction in the Southeast, with almost 4,000 students in its programs, nearly half of which receive instruction for free or at a reduced rate.  The School teaches music and art lessons and classes, summer camps, workshops and outreach programs to children, youth and adults, starting at age two.  The School generously receives funding from the Arts & Science Council and the North Carolina Arts Council. Community School of the Arts was founded on the principle that exceptional arts education should be accessible to everyone.
 
 
 
Pictured Above: Bryan teaching the Orchestras in Schools program.

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