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Connie McCullough

American Preparatory Academy
Sistema Utah Director
West Valley 1 Campus
Connie McCullough is a Sistema Utah Director at American Preparatory Academy. She manages and runs an afterschool music program where 140 kids receive three hours of music instruction each day. She loves teaching music. She and her partner Trina Christensen manage Sistema Strings and Sistema Pep Band, two performance groups. Sistema Strings recently performed at the Utah Grizzlies Hockey Game, many University of Utah sporting events, Afterschool Day on the Hill, Salt Lake Local Leaders Summit, and in a side-by-side performance with the Utah Philharmonic and the Draper Philharmonic. Sistema Utah won three 2020 Utah Best in State awards. 

Connie served on the board of the Suzuki Association of Utah (SAU) for 5 years, three of those years she served as President of the organization. She was the conference coordinator for four state wide conferences for SAU and was the chairman for the Celebration IX Concert in 2015 where they had over 1300 children performing on nine different instruments. She has taught, headed committees, and spoken at local, national, and international conferences. She won the Builder of the Year award in 2018 from American Preparatory Academy.