Music Educator Awards
Presented by The McGraw-Hill Companies with additional support by Battelle and American Electric Power.
Established in 1996, the Columbus Symphony’s Music Educator Awards recognize those individuals who instill and inspire a love of music in the children and adults of Central Ohio. The purpose of these annual awards is to promote a greater understanding of and appreciation for music education, as well as to honor those individuals who are making a real difference in our community through their dedication to music education. One award is honored in each of the following categories:
Elementary Music Educator Secondary Music Educator Community Music Educator
Each Music Educator Award winner receives a monetary grant to be spent at their direction for a broad range of music education endeavors, from purchasing music, to instrument repair, to professional development classes for the educator. For additional information, please call (614) 221-4916.
Who should be nominated for CSO Music Educator awards?
Nominees should be Music Educators in the Central Ohio region who:
- Make a lasting difference in the lives of students of all abilities and backgrounds.
- Routinely go "above and beyond the call of duty by extending efforts beyond the classroom.
- Make a significant impact on their community through music education.
- Instill a life-long appreciation of music in their students.
- Inspire students to reach appropriately high levels of musical understanding and ability.
- Demonstrate longevity in the field of music education by their many years of work
Nomination information will be available Fall 2013.
The Columbus Symphony announced the winners of the 2013 Music Educator Awards, honoring individuals who make a difference in the community through a dedication to music education and their efforts to promote a greater understanding of and appreciation for music education.
Three nominees have been selected to receive awards in the categories of elementary, secondary, and community education. Each winner will receive a monetary grant to be spent at their discretion on a broad range of music education endeavors.
The winners of the 2013 Music Educator Awards are:
The recipients of the 2013 Music Educator Awards were honored at a brunch at The Westin Hotel in March followed by a presentation on stage preceding the Columbus Symphony concert. CSO Associate conductor Peter Stafford Wilson served as emcee for the event. The Music Educator Awards are made possible through the generous support of The McGraw-Hill Companies with additional support provided by American Electric Power and Battelle.
Other nominees included Susann Barrett, Davis Middle School; Janet Benedict, Reynoldsburg City Schools; David Brown, the Harmony Project; Benjamin Factor, Liberty Union High School; Jason Gibson, Reynoldsburg City Schools; Dr. Angela Heck Mueller, Michelle Tuesday Music School; Mendell Hibbard, Walnut Ridge HS; Renee Johnson, Worthington Christian Schools; Eric Kauffman, Upper Arlington HS; Nathan McGee, New Albany MS; Nina Polonsky, Private Music Teacher; Terri Root, Alton Darby Elementary; Mike Sewell, Pickerington HS Central; Lynn Singleton, Private Music Teacher; Leslie Twigg, Jefferson Elementary School; Tyler Young Lancaster City Schools; and Rose Zuber, Columbus State.