Eleonora Lopez, cello
Eleonora Lopez has been on the faculty of Ascension Academy, a college preparatory private school in Amarillo, Texas, since 2000. She is the Director of Orchestras and is the Head of the Fine Arts Department. She is also a member of the Texas Music Educators Association.
As a performer she has been a member of the Amarillo Symphony and Chamber Music Amarillo, and has been a faculty member of Amarillo College as cello instructor and Suzuki teacher
She has taught cello and chamber music ensembles at Interlochen Arts Camp, West Texas A&M University Chamber Music Camp, and at the Texas Tech Band and Orchestra Camp.
Under her musical direction, the Ascension Academy String Orchestra has won awards every year including Superior ratings, Sweepstakes, Best in Class, and Grand Champions in several competitions and music festivals across Texas and Colorado. The Orchestra has also participated in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Instrumental Music Contest and won numerous State Championships.
Mrs. Lopez holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Connecticut in Cello Performance and a Master of Music in Cello Performance from Yale University School of Music where she studied with Aldo Parisot.