Sharon Romer Memorial Volunteer Award

Sharon Romer Memorial Volunteer Award

2014 Elizabeth Friedman Elizabeth Friedman has become a symbol of San Antonio hospitality in the eyes of Musical Bridges International artists.  Elizabeth’s big soul, beautiful house and wonderful family took our famous artists under their wing.  Many creative one-of-a-kind performances and collaborations were formed in Elizabeth’s living room and professional chef kitchen.  She has become a invaluable asset to our organization; hosting musicians from all over the world and taking care of them as if they were family.  Her tireless volunteering and quiet determination has touched many lives, young and old.  We would like to...

Lifetime Visionary Award for Chamber Music Patronage

Lifetime Visionary Award for Chamber Music Patronage

2014 Dr. Yurii & Elena Borshch Dr. Yurii & Elena Borshch have become a leading light in the San Antonio arts and music patronage scene.  Because of their dedication and support, San Antonio audiences have been given access to world class music performances free of charge.  In immeasurable ways, they have provided both inspiration and financial support to improve San Antonio’s cultural scene. Dr. Yurii Borshch obtained his Fellowship in Pain Management and completed his residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.  He later practiced as an assistant professor and Chronic Pain Clinic...

Lifetime Achievement Award in Music Education

Lifetime Achievement Award in Music Education

2014 Mary Kathryn Archuleta Mary Kathryn Archuleta holds a B.A. in Psychology/Music Education from the University of Colorado.  A nationally recognized leader and author in Adaptive Music Education, she has devoted nearly 50 years to students with special needs.  As founder and Executive Director of Dreams Fulfilled Through Music, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the joy of music to those with special needs, Ms. Archuletas life has been dedicated to customizing and adapting traditional music education materials and equipment to meet the needs of her specially challenged students.  Her teaching career began in Boulder,...