CMA Foundation Accepting Applications For Music Teachers Of Excellence Awards

The CMA Foundation is now accepting applications for its fourth annual Music Teachers of Excellence Awards. For the first time ever this year, the foundation will accept applications from music educators nationwide.

The Music Teachers of Excellence program was created in 2016 to recognize the best and brightest music teachers from Nashville and beyond. Award recipients are selected because of their dedication to offering a quality music program to their students and the impact they’ve had on their school community through music.

“Research and data continue to show us the positive impact a quality music education can have on a child’s life today, and in the future. We know that without the commitment, passion and support of music educators, our children would not have a program to help them thrive,” said Tiffany Kerns, executive director, CMA Foundation. “Our Music Teachers of Excellence program is designed to celebrate those making a difference in their music classroom every single day — getting kids to show up to school and helping to shape them into being creative leaders in their communities.”

In addition to a night of celebration, this year, the CMA Foundation will also invest a combined $150,000 to support both personal and professional expenses related to recipients’ music programs in an effort to help drive their commitment  forward. To date, the CMA Foundation has invested over $21 million into music education programs with $575,000 specifically in support of music educators through Music Teachers of Excellence.

Submissions for nominees can be made here. The application process closes Jan. 4, 2019.


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