Music educators are too busy to toot their own horns, and so students, parents, colleagues and members of the community are being invited to nominate local instrumental music teachers for the title of Palm Beach Symphony 2019 Instrumental Music Teacher of the Year.
Nominations are open to current band or orchestra K-12 music teachers at public, private or charter schools in Palm Beach County who have a minimum of three years’ experience working directly with students and teaching music within a classroom or school setting.
Teachers may be recommended for their accomplishments, including outstanding instructional technique and the ability to nurture talent, as well as their capability of connecting with and inspiring their students. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Nov. 1 at 5 p.m.
In addition to recognition as the official 2019 Instrumental Music Teacher of the Year, the honor includes coaching sessions by Palm Beach Symphony musicians for spring semester music students, a classroom visit by Symphony Music Director Gerard Schwarz, an invitation for a student music ensemble of the winning teacher’s choice to perform at a Palm Beach Symphony event and complimentary tickets for the winner’s classes to attend a Palm Beach Symphony concert.
The Instrumental Music Teacher of the Year nomination form and details are available at www.palmbeachsymphony.org/programs/instrumental-music-teacher-of-the-year.