Leah Kim Named Finalist for Ovation Award

Ms. Leah Kim, Villa Maria’s Director of Music, has been named a finalist for the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra’s Ovation Award. The award recognizes educators for inspiration and outstanding leadership in music education.

The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra honors “an outstanding music teacher in the Delaware Valley Region who, while imparting musical knowledge, builds character, self-confidence and capabilities that position students for success in every aspect of their lives. The Ovation Award highlights the significance of music education and applauds the positive impact of music teachers on the greater community.”

Nominees must teach in the Delaware Valley Region in public or private schools, private studio, or community music programs. Finalists and one Grand Prize Winner are selected by a panel consisting of representatives from regional universities, colleges, conservatories, and institutions.

The virtual award ceremony at which the finalists will be recognized and the grand prize winner will be announced will be held in June.

Congratulations Ms. Leah!