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Choral Idols

Joel Pressman

Beverly Hills High School choral teacher Joel Pressman (left), who recently retired after 38 years of dedicated instruction, received a special treat last week when Grammy-winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre (center) visited his Beverly Hills home. Inspired to visit from a letter sent by Pressman’s friend and mentee Melanie Abrams (right), who said: “He rang the doorbell and greeted Mr. Pressman like an old friend. They talked for hours and regaled each other with tales of this choral world they both live in so avidly.”

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