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2005 ECS Chairman's Award
ECS each year honors an individual who has made outstanding contributions in an area related to its current chairman’s agenda. This year, Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, whose 2004-06 chairmanship is focused on learning in and through the arts, chose to recognize Plácido Domingo for his work in promoting opera, music appreciation and education for young people throughout the world.

2005 Chairman's Award Winner: Plácido Domingo
View the two video presentations about Plácido Domingo in Realplayer format.

Interview with 2005 Chairman's Award Winner: Plácido Domingo
A brief interview with Plácido Domingo about the arts in education, the Chairman's Award, and his passion for music and the opera and how he brings that to other performers and to young audiences. ECS is especially grateful to Alvaro Domingo for conducting this interview with his father on our behalf.