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Anne-Marie Soullière, a member of the Yale School of Music’s Board of Advisors, was awarded the Gold Baton at the League of American Orchestras’ recent conference.
Soullière is the retired president of Fidelity Foundation. Her relationship with the Yale School of Music began in 1970 with a secretarial job and has grown immensely since then: in addition to serving on the Board of Advisors, she is also a member of the Battell Stoeckel Trust, the fundamental source of support of the Yale Summer School of Music/Norfolk Chamber Music Festival.
The Gold Baton, the League’s highest honor, was presented by Mark Volpe, managing director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Volpe cited Soullière’s “lifetime of passionate support for music, enlightened leadership of the Fidelity Foundation, and wise, sympathetic counsel to numerous musical leaders.”
Robert Blocker, dean of the Yale School of Music, said: “Anne-Marie has been and remains a dynamic advocate for music. We are most fortunate to have her wisdom and vision as a charter member of our Board of Advisors.” MORE