2018 Educator of the Year Nominations

Educator of the Year Nominations

Nominations are now open!

Every year, Music & Arts recognizes a music educator for his or her outstanding achievement in music education. The perfect candidate will have a successful track record in measurable program growth. His/Her pupils or program will have demonstrated superiority in instrumental or vocal performance. This person will have exerted strong leadership and influence in community; and will have lead initiatives which impacted the community. These criteria form the evaluative basis of this award.

Educator of the year David Matchim

2018 Music Educator of the Year

David Matchim

Eligibility

  • Current, full-time educators in the U.S.
  • Teaches music in public, private or homeschools. Kindergarten through Collegiate level positions are eligible to participate.
  • 5+ years of music education and or performance experience.
  • Successfully transferred their knowledge and passion to their pupils in hopes of developing their creative skills.
  • Successful candidates will have conducted personal research and are experts in music history, theory, processes and techniques. They have devoted a major part of their careers to the advancement of the music education.

Award Benefits Package

1st Place

  • $3,000 commercial account credit with Music & Arts
  • Award trophy and letter from Music & Arts, signed by our President
  • Featured article in Sound Teaching newsletter
  • Announcement of award on Music & Arts social media platforms and email subscribers

2nd Place

  • $2,000 commercial account credit with Music & Arts
  • Award trophy and letter from Music & Arts, signed by our President
  • Announcement of award on Music & Arts social media platforms and email subscribers

3rd Place

  • $1,000 commercial account credit with Music & Arts
  • Award trophy and letter from Music & Arts, signed by our President
  • Announcement of award on Music & Arts social media platforms and email subscribers

Application Procedure:

Nominators:

To nominate an outstanding educator, please enter this person’s information in the form below by September 27, 2019 11:59 PM EST. Once your nomination has been submitted, your nominee will receive an email from Music & Arts with instructions to follow.

Important:

  • Nominators can submit only one (1) candidate nomination each year.
  • Nominators cannot nominate themselves
  • Nominators are not required to provide supplemental information about nominees

To nominate an outstanding educator, please enter this person’s information in the fields below.


Nominees:

If you have been nominated for the Music Educator of the Year title, Music & Arts will send you an email instructing you to submit an application package to meoty@musicarts.com by October 14, 2019 12:00 AM EST.You may also mail the application package to Music & Arts at 5295 Westview Dr Suite 300, Frederick, MD 21703, Attn: Marketing – EOTY 2019. The package must be delivered to Music & Arts by October 14, 2019.

All nominees who want to be considered for the MEOTY title must submit the following:

  • A curriculum vitae listing your career accomplishments, academic degrees and professional certifications, and awards
  • Three to four letters of recommendation from peers, or students (1-2 pages per recommendation)
  • One to two headshot(s) is required, professional quality is preferred
  • (3) Three professional references
  • Media Release form
  • Application form

Application File submission Format

  • One email submission per candidate is preferred:
    • Applicant will collect all files (letters of recommendations, CV or resume, headshots, application form and other) and send as a zip drive file
    • Files save as word documents, pdf or jpeg as accepted
    • If your file is too large to submit via email, please send a Dropbox link to your application file. In an email, please list the documents you have saved in your Dropbox account, along with your file link. Please be sure to make your link public so our team can have access to that file.
  • Zip files are preferred
  • If your file is too large to submit via email, please send a Dropbox link to your application file.
    • In an email, please list the documents you have saved in your Dropbox account, along with your file link.
    • Please be sure to make your link public so our team can have access to that file.

Important note: To be considered for this title, Nominees do not need to be customers of Music & Arts.

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