Ascension Academy
College preparatory school


The Texas Panhandle's only private college preparatory school for students in grades 6 through 12

Eleonora Lopez

Eleonora Lopez
Fine Arts Department Chair
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B. Music, Cello Performance, University of Connecticut M. Music, Cello Performance, Yale University School of Music

Mrs. Lopez has been on the faculty of Ascension Academy since 2000. She is the Director of Orchestras and is the Head of the Fine Arts Department. Mrs. Lopez has been a member of the Amarillo Symphony and Chamber Music Amarillo, and has been a faculty member of Amarillo College as cello instructor and Suzuki teacher. She has taught cello and ensembles at Interlochen Arts Camp, WTAMU Strings Camp, and at the Texas Tech Band and Orchestra Camp. She is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association. Under her musical direction, the Ascension Academy String Orchestra has won awards every year including Superior ratings, Sweepstakes, Best in Class, and Grand Champions in several contests. From 2001 through 2012, the Orchestra participated in the TAPPS Instrumental Music Contest and won State Championships ten times and Runner Up twice.

Mrs. Lopez’s husband, Emmanuel Lopez, holds the Dr. Phillip Perriman Chair at the School of Music at WTAMU and is the cellist of the Harrington String Quartet. Their daughter, Susanna, graduated from Ascension Academy in 2012, and their son, Daniel, graduated from Ascension in 2016.

Courses: Orchestra I, Orchestra II, Orchestra III, Orchestra Independent Study