MARQUETTE - Connie Ruth (Penhale) Lindblom has been selected to receive the 2014 Upper Peninsula Choral Leadership Award from the Marquette Choral Society.
The award is given annually and will be presented at the society's spring concert in April.
Lindblom has taught vocal music in the Negaunee Public Schools for the past 28 years.
Some of the opportunities she has provided to her students include the National Anthem Chorus, which she started at the middle school. The focal point of this program was an opportunity to sing the National Anthem at a Detroit Tigers game as well as for home sporting events with the Negaunee Miners.
Another opportunity that Lindblom provides for high school students is participation in the Chorale, a select group of chorus members who work on more difficult music and perform more frequently throughout the year for local organizations.
In 2011, she organized the first school musical open to all students in the remodeled auditorium at the high school.
In addition to her work with the Negaunee Public Schools, Lindblom serves as the choir director at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Negaunee; has been a participant, supporter and advocate of the Peninsula Arts Appreciation Council since her high school days; and is president of the PAAC board of directors.