||Shelly has dedicated her entire career to the betterment of music and string education. She has served as a string educator for over 35 years in Las Vegas, Nevada. She has tirelessly served and chaired numerous positions within Nevada Music Educators Association as well as Nevada’s Chapter of the American String Teachers Association. Shelly was among the first string teachers to be invited to perform at The Midwest Clinic, International Band and Orchestra Conference. She has both coached and conducted with the Las Vegas Youth Orchestras for over 22 years. Shelly has positively impacted and helped grow the string community within Las Vegas and is well deserving of this award.