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CAPA student percussionist plays for first lady for second time

Jason Yoder, a 16-year-old junior at CAPA, has performed not once, but twice, for first lady Michelle Obama. In September, the percussionist performed with world-famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma for Obama and the other G-20 delegates' spouses during the summit. And Yoder, a Squirrel Hill resident, performed again by invitation on Wed., Nov 4, Yoder in the White House Music Series' Classical Music Student Workshop Concert.

"It is just truly an honor for Jason and for the school and for our district. We tell our students all the time that the arts will take them anywhere, and this is especially true for Jason," CAPA principal Melissa Pearlman told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Click here to read the complete Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article on Jason Yoder.

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