Educator Awards

EVENT: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra performance, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

Click here to view the 2019 Educator Award recipients.

CIVIC MUSIC is proud to annually recognize individuals for their outstanding work in the field of music education.  We are pleased to host this celebration of educators in the month of March - - Music in Our Schools Month.  We are honored to continue our collaboration with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra on this project.

This season's Music Educator Award recipients will be publicly recognized at the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra performance on March 14, 2020, at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Milwaukee.  Do you have someone in mind that is deserving of one of these awards because of their dedication and contribution to an area music program?  Nominate them!

The awards are:

CERTIFICATES OF EXCELLENCE are given to outstanding teachers in any or all of the following categories. 

Instrumental Music Instruction
          Choral Music Instruction
                    General Music Instruction
                              Studio Music Instruction
                                        Youth Music Instruction

All Certificate of Excellence nominees will be considered for the MUSIC TEACHER OF THE YEAR Award. 

EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR:  This award honors educational administrators who have shown outstanding support for music education and teachers of music.  By applauding outstanding educational administrators, we encourage and draw attention to those lending important support for music education. 

MSO ACE TEACHER OF THE YEAR: This award honors grade level classroom teachers who demonstrate outstanding commitment to arts integration through the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s Arts in Community Education (ACE) program, and support music and the arts throughout their schools.

EMERGING MUSIC EDUCATOR: This award honors school music educators who have been teaching for five years or less. New in 2020!


Congratulations to the 2018 Educator Award Recipients
L-R: Jodi Rupnow, Peter Thomas, Brent Johnston, Emma Angoli, Thomas Spitz, Terry Little, Bernard Zinck, Mary Pat Michels