SEYMOUR LEHRER rejoined the Music Academy Board of Directors in January 2011, having previously served from 2000 to 2009. Originally a tool and die maker, Mr. Lehrer went on to found a metal goods manufacturing company with his wife, Shirley, in their native Los Angeles. The couple also later enjoyed success in industrial real estate. Today their Lehrer Family Foundation supports some 25 local groups, some of which have honored the Lehrers for their philanthropic and volunteer efforts. In 2009 the couple made a significant donation in support of ongoing programmatic and facility upgrades at the Music Academy. In recognition, the Music Academy named the elegant entrance area in Hahn Hall “Lehrer Lobby,” and dedicated the 2009 Summer School and Festival to the couple. The Lehrers previously helped fund the creation of Lehrer Studios at the Music Academy. Completed in 2006, that campus facility features 16 acoustically designed practice studios, remodeled restrooms, and shower rooms for use by Academy Fellows.