Videos: The League's Ford Musicians in Action
Videos from our 2017 Ford Musician Awardees
Five orchestra musicians (pictured left to right: Diane McElfish Helle, Peter Zlotnick, Eunsoon Lee-Corliss, Mark Dix, and Michael Gordon) received Ford Musician Awards for Excellence in Community Service from the League of American Orchestras.
The League program celebrates orchestra musicians and the inspirational work they do in their communities. This work takes place in schools, hospitals, retirement homes, places of worship, and wherever people gather for civic, cultural, and social engagement. Those served may include low-income/at-risk populations, homebound elderly, immigrants, veterans, prisoners, and students of all ages, as well as members of the general public who may not otherwise have access to orchestral music.
Read the press release here and click below for videos showing each musician in action.
Mark Dix, Viola, The Phoenix Symphony (AZ)
Michael Gordon, Principal Flute, Kansas City Symphony (MO)
Diane McElfish Helle, Violin, Grand Rapids Symphony (MI)
Eunsoon Lee-Corliss, Assistant Principal Violist, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra (TN)
Peter Zlotnick, Education Manager/Principal Timpani, Greensboro Symphony Orchestra (NC)
The Ford Musician Awards for Excellence in Community Service are made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund.
2017 marks the second year of the League's second partnership with Ford Motor Company Fund, which was previously the title sponsor of Ford Made in America, the largest commissioning consortium in the country's history.