P.O. Box 41882
Tucson, AZ 85717
(520) 623-1500


Raymond G. Van Diest
Arts Advocacy Award

This award is named in honor of one of Arizona's most tireless, energetic and thorough music administrators. In his capacity with the State Department of Education, consulting on, and leading in matters concerning music and the other arts, he left his mark on the excellence of the arts education in the Grand Canyon State.

"Always striving to develop advocacy in the support of the arts, it is only fitting that his legacy be passed on to others who are following in his footsteps."

This award was presented to the Tucson Philharmonia Youth Orchestra by the Arizona Music Educators Association in 1997.


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