Nominations for the 2023 Instrumental Music Teacher of the Year are now OPEN!
Submission Deadline: Sunday, November 19, 2023
Do you know a marvelous music teacher in Palm Beach County who deserves some extra recognition? Students, parents, colleagues and members of the community are invited to nominate local instrumental music teachers for the title of Palm Beach Symphony Instrumental Music Teacher of the Year.
Teachers can be nominated for such things as their outstanding instructional technique, ability to nurture talent and ability for connecting with and inspiring their students.
Congratulations to Paul Destito of Bak Middle School for being our 2022 Instrumental Music Teacher of the Year!
Teacher nominees must meet the following criteria:
Teach in a K-12 public, private, or charter school in Palm Beach County
Have a minimum of three years’ experience as a band or orchestra instructor
Have an exemplary history of work as a music educator and leader
Exhibit an active role in the community as a performing arts educator
Demonstrate an ability to successfully transfer knowledge, passion, and love of music to students and to inspire them to build musical knowledge and experiences
Meet standards of professional and ethical conduct and demonstrate respect and integrity in working with students, parents, and colleagues
Nomination and Selection Process
Submission deadline extended to Sunday, November 19, 2023!
Nominators must complete a nomination form (available below) and submit it by Sunday, November 19, 2023
Short video(s) of nominee working with their students in a rehearsal and/or concert setting or teaching a class in a music subject area. Total content should be 5-10 minutes. Video footage should be sent via a link(s) on YouTube, Vimeo, or other the like. Links should be private or password protected. Please send links with passwords to firstname.lastname@example.org Sunday, November 19, 2023.
Submissions that meet all eligibility requirements will be reviewed by a panel of judges that includes esteemed musicians, industry professionals and educators in Palm Beach County
Winner will be honored at the Holly Jolly luncheon on December 5, 2023 at the Kravis Center
Official 2023 Instrumental Music Teacher of the Year framed certificate
Coaching sessions and/or Master Classes by Palm Beach Symphony musicians at winner’s school during spring semester ($2,000 value)
Classroom visit and conducting coaching by Palm Beach Symphony Music Director Gerard Schwarz
Invitation for a student music ensemble of the winning teacher’s choice to perform at a Palm Beach Symphony event
Complimentary tickets for winner and students to attend a Palm Beach Symphony spring Masterworks concert at the Kravis Center (date and time TBA)
Basket of Indulgences: Enjoyable personal and pampering gift items as well as local gift certificates
Official award presentation at a Palm Beach Symphony event
Press Release announcement with photo in local media
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