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Schmardel is symphony’s education partner

FSschmardelDonna Schmardel has been named the New Haven Symphony Orchestra Education Partner of 2012.

Schmardel is the music curriculum coordinator for the Fairfield Public Schools, a position she has held for 11 years. During her tenure, the schools have annually partnered with the NHSO for Young People’s Concert presentations, which all Fairfield’s fourth graders attend.

“As our partnership with the NHSO has grown, we’ve been able to provide an outstanding and educational musical experience for our students,” Schmardel said. “I look forward to many more Young People’s Concerts in the coming years.”

The NHSO works closely with Schmardel to plan and implement educational programs like the Young People’s Concerts.

“Donna is a joy to work with,” said William Boughton, NHSO music director, “What the Fairfield Schools have accomplished under her leadership is quite extraordinary.”

Schmardel and her family live in Oxford.

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