Hannes Richter

Nora Carson Sands (1928 - 2003)

Hannes Richter

Nora Carson Sands, distinguished for her inspiration and many years of service to musical education and for the strong bond she built between Austria and America, died on September 24, 2003 at the age of 75. She was the guiding force behind the American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS), located in Dallas, Texas. Mrs. Sands became an honorary figure in Graz, Austria, home of AIMS during the summer months for the past 35 years, where her students underwent training. She was awarded the Prestigious Great Gold Medal from the State of Styria and Gold Medals of Honor from the State of Steiermark and the City of Graz. Her gift to the world was her ability to guide others on their musical paths.