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Leading Artist and Scientist to Speak to TISD Students

Released by: Tyler Independent School District

TYLER, TX - Through a partnership between Tyler ISD's Visual and Performing Arts and the Discovery Science Place, Tyler ISD students and staff will participate in a celebration of the Tyler area version of the USA Science and Engineering Festival.

Students and teachers at three elementary schools will have the opportunity to collaborate with two leading artists that blend the worlds of science and music. David Haines, an English composer and songwriter, and Nancy Huddleston, a chemist who uniquely blends the worlds of science and music, will meet with 5th grade students at Bonner, Caldwell and Jones elementary schools.

On Friday, October 15th, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Haines will speak to students at Bonner Elementary School, located at 235 South Saunders, in Tyler. On Monday, October 18th, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Haines will be joined by Huddleston as they visit students at both Caldwell and Jones elementary schools.

David Haines was trained as a composer and songwriter at Bristol University, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and at the Banff School of Fine Arts in Canada. He chooses to share his knowledge of science through song. He uses song to communicate his enthusiasm for the knowledge and discovery that science opens up. Haines mostly works with community music groups, amateur theatrical societies, schools, colleges and pre-schools.

Nancy Huddleston has served at National Academy of Sciences' Division on Earth & Life Studies as Director of Communication since 2002. She and her team produce and disseminate a wide range of print and multimedia products that help explain and communicate the information of expert studies on science and technology topics. She holds a B.A. and M.A. in Chemistry from Kenyon College and a Master of Music Education from Catholic University of America.

In her free time, Huddleston is also a wife, mother, singer and pianist who currently directs three choirs, including the National Academy of Sciences Refrains Choir.

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