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David Newman Mentorship Award

In honor of all of the educators who have and are giving back, mentorship  presented to:

 Lilburn Middle School Orchestra — Julian Gonzalez, director

TORCH (Together Orchestra Revitalize Community Harmony) — Dr. Jackie Pickett, director

Park View High School Orchestra — Kristine Sampson, director

A New Instrument And A Fresh Start

Carnegie Dennis Violin

You may now find it interesting to know a few facts about the author:

If not for David Newman (the author’s first orchestra teacher), Adam would have never picked up a bow, and certainly would have never written such an extensive music curriculum.

Mr. Newman made learning fun, by motivating all students to perform as a team, and it was cool too! Remember, it was the ’70’s when disco, not classical music, was the rage.

David Newman must have also recognized something promising in our author and stayed after school to prepare him for bigger things – a scholarship to attend the Mannes College of Music Preparatory Division. Adam went on to become a double major (viola and composition) and then earn all his degrees at one of the greatest music conservatories on earth.  (about Adam)