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September 11, 2018 I Tuesday at 6:30 pm
Audubon Arizona I 3131 S. Central Ave., Phoenix
Guest Lecturers: Haley Paul and Dr. George A. Martinez 

Explore the rich history of our Arizona desert and rivers with a special lecture titled “Our Desert Rivers Heritage: A Rich Legacy of Place and Sounds.” This lecture is inspired by the Phoenix Chorale’s September concert series, “Desert and Rivers,” and is presented by two of Audubon Arizona’s staff members: Policy Manager Haley Paul and Dr. George A. Martinez, Director of Advancement and former Phoenix Chorale singer. Doors open at 6:00 pm.

This lecture is a presentation by the Phoenix Chorale and Audubon Arizona.

Haley Paul is the Policy Manager for Audubon Arizona. In this role she works to develop the policy strategy and builds relationships with key stakeholders and elected officials to promote sound water and natural resource policies in Arizona. Haley previously worked at the Town of Gilbert as their Water Resources Coordinator, where she led the water conservation team and its strategy, developed water resources policy, and conducted water use reporting and accounting. Haley studied at Arizona State University for a graduate degree in Sustainability and attended Washington State University for her undergraduate.

Dr. George A. Martinez is a fifth-generation Tucson native with leadership experience in the arts, education, health care, and non-profits. Dr. Martinez connects people and resources to great causes. He serves as Development Director for Audubon Arizona, the state office of the National Audubon Society. He sang and recorded with the Phoenix Chorale for five seasons and served eight years on the Chorale board, including a term as president. Dr. Martinez is serving as both lecturer and liaison for Lecture I in partnership with Audubon Arizona.

Join the Phoenix Chorale for a unique series of lectures, weaving together Phoenix and Arizona’s musical and cultural history with the Phoenix Chorale. Each lecture is tied to the concert themes of our four Artistic Director Search finalists and explores a wide range of topics. More information at