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Sarasota News Leader June 21, 2013 Page 84 ists-in-residence for the 2012-2013 season, the release notes. They will return for the 20132014 season during October, February and May to present interactive performances and hands-on training for area music students and their teachers, the release continues. ter informed, and perhaps more passionate, about classical music. This approach is the raison d'etre of The Perlman Music Program/ Suncoast. We're not simply training classical musicians of tomorrow — we're building the classical music audiences of the future." Behrends adds in the release that the program served 23 schools at the elementary, middle, and high school levels during the 2012-2013 season. "Our Education Outreach Program provides area music students and educators the rare opportunity to witness the creative process up close and to interact with professional musicians on a personal level. Some students may decide to further their music studies. All will leave these sessions bet- The PMP/Suncoast Education Outreach Program was launched in October 2009 with the support of The Juilliard School, Columbia University's Teacher College, Toby and Itzhak Perlman and the faculty of The Perlman Music Program. For more information about The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast, visit or contact Elizabeth Power, executive director, at 955-4942. % Margaret Ann Behrends, development director of The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast, and Jules Rose, board member of the program. Contributed photo

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