Teacher Nominated for Esteemed Ovation Award

Teacher Nominated for Esteemed Ovation Award

Annie Barley Givler, a cellist and dedicated music educator in our Lower and Middle Schools at SCH, has been nominated for the prestigious Ovation Award hosted by the PYO Music Institute. The Ovation Award recognizes outstanding music teachers who inspire and lead in their field, celebrating excellence in music education.

Givler, who has taught music for more than 20 years, has been acknowledged by the PYO Music Institute for her unwavering commitment to her students and the profound impact she has made on their musical journeys. Givler has performed all over the world in ensembles ranging from professional symphony orchestras to Kanye West’s backup band. She is the active vice-president of the Greater Philadelphia Suzuki Association and can be heard on Bridge, Cantaloupe, and New Amsterdam Records. This nomination reflects the high standard of music education at SCH and the dedication of its faculty. 

The Ovation Award, in partnership with WRTI 90.1 FM, J.W. Pepper, and Jacobs Music, honors exceptional music educators for their contributions to the community. The 11th Annual Ovation Award Recipient will be announced on Sunday, June 2, 2024, at Philadelphia Youth Orchestra’s 84th Annual Festival Concert.

Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition, we’ll be cheering for you!

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