Lilli Benko, music teacher/administrator and violinist at Veritas School in Richmond, VA, will share the story of her growing school’s developing music program and the successes and ongoing challenges. Her presentation will include a teaching demonstration of the “Paper Orchestra” and her blueprints for a distinctively “classical” and integrated K-12 curriculum. All are welcome, especially arts educators and administrators.
With a B.A. in Music and Rhetoric/Communication Studies from the University of Virginia, Lilli received her formative training in violin with Ronda Respess (Atlanta Symphony), participated in summer festivals at the Brevard School of Music and Indiana University School of Music, and served as concertmaster and first violinist for various youth orchestras and quartets. She actively performs in Richmond area chamber ensembles, theater orchestras and is a member of her worship team at West End Presbyterian Church. Lilli is living her ‘dream day job’ as a Director of Arts Education which enables her to teach and design music curriculum at Veritas in Richmond, Virginia. ”I am thrilled to work alongside an immensely talented and dedicated faculty in cultivating students’ a ections for God’s glory through the fine and performing arts.” Lilli relishes the daily adventure and joys of shepherding Win (13) and Tad (6) alongside her husband, Ma .