Palm Beach Symphony opens nominations for Instrumental Music Teacher of the Year

Students, parents, colleagues and community members are invited to nominate local instrumental music teachers for the title of Palm Beach Symphony Instrumental Music Teacher of the Year. The deadline for nominations that can be made online is 5 p.m. on Monday, November 1.

“Victor Fernandez, who teaches at Beacon Cove Intermediate, was honored last year and, as he also teaches my son, I personally understand the enormous contributions music teachers make to the education and life of a youngster, ”said Palm Beach Symphony CEO David H. McClymont. “This pandemic has put a strain on students’ academic performance and personal relationships. Music has been shown to alleviate some of this stress, and we have never been so grateful or proud of the amazing instrumental music teachers of our community. “

The recognition comes with many educational opportunities for award-winning students, including coaching sessions by Palm Beach Symphony musicians for spring semester music students, a classroom visit by Symphony Music Director Gerard Schwarz, tickets Free for winner’s classes to attend a Palm Beach Symphony concert and the opportunity for a student musical ensemble of the winner’s choice to perform at a Palm Beach Symphony event. The Instrumental Music Teacher of the Year will also benefit from an “Indulgences Basket” filled with gift items and gift certificates.

Applications are open for Kindergarten to Grade 12 educators in Palm Beach County public, private, and charter schools with a minimum of three years of experience. The annual award honors educators who demonstrate an ability to teach and inspire students as well as who play an active role in the community as performing arts educators. Submissions that meet all of the eligibility requirements will be reviewed by a panel of judges including musicians, industry professionals, and other Palm Beach County educators.

The award will be presented at the fifth annual Holly Jolly Symphony Party on Tuesday, December 7 at the Beach Club in Palm Beach. The event will also include a performance by the students of the King’s Academy Choir and the presentation of instruments to the students. Last season, the Symphony donated instruments worth over $ 96,000 if purchased by students or local music programs.

Full details and nomination form are available in the Programs tab under Music Education to Instrumental Music Teacher of the Year | Palm Beach Symphony.

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