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The White House announced last week that the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s OrchKids program, directed by YSM alumnus Dan Trahey, was one of 12 recipients of the 2013 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards.
In a ceremony at the White House on November 22, First Lady Michelle Obama presented the award to OrchKids artistic director Dan Trahey and eighth grader Asia Palmer, who has participated in OrchKids since 2008.
The NAHYP Awards are the signature program of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. The BSO’s flagship community engagement program is recognized for its effectiveness in developing learning and life skills in young people by fostering arts and arts education in their communities.