Golden Chord Award: Music Educator of the Year
Music is the language of the soul, and the Golden Chord Award - Music Educator of the Year recognizes the best of the best in the Land O'Lakes District. This award is designed to honor music educators who have demonstrated excellence in their profession, commitment to their students, and a passion for the art of singing. The Golden Chord Award aims to recognize those who have instilled the virtues of singing, teamwork, and joy in the creation of vocal harmony in their students.
Award Candidate Criteria
As we look for our award candidate, we seek music educators who are members of their state/provincial music education associations, current or retired middle or secondary-level (Grades 6-12) public or private school music educators. It is essential to include ways the nominee is making a difference in young people's lives, inspiring a love of vocal harmony, and uplifting spirits. The impact the music educator has made in their school, community, and the lives of their students is the key to being considered for this prestigious award.
Nominations and Supporting Videos
We invite anecdotes, videos, or testimonials from students, families, and Barbershoppers who have been affected and/or are knowledgeable of the recipient. We want to hear how the music educator has influenced and inspired their students to become better versions of themselves. We want to hear how their passion for music has brought out the best in their students and how their dedication has impacted the community. Please see link to download nomination form: CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD NOMINATION FORM
Award and Presentations
The award will be presented to the recipient at their school's Spring Music Concert, as well as at the Fall District Convention. The award shall include a plaque designated as the Golden Chord Award along with a check for a minimum of $500 to the school's music program, or if retired, to the school music program of the recipient's choice.
The selection committee shall be comprised of five (5) members of the District YIH Committee each to serve a 3 year term on a rotating basis. The selection committee will be looking for an exceptional music educator who has demonstrated high values of professionalism, commitment, and inspiration in instilling the virtues of singing, teamwork, and joy in the creation of vocal harmony. Please email the nomination form to the YIH Chair, Justin La: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recognize The Hard Work of Music Educators
We are looking for an exceptional music educator who has made a positive impact in the lives of their students, community, and school. We want someone who is passionate about music and has instilled that passion in their students. We want someone who has dedicated their life to teaching music and has inspired their students to become better versions of themselves. We encourage everyone to send in their nominations and provide us with anecdotes, videos, or testimonials about how the music educator has impacted their lives. Let us honor those who have dedicated their lives to music and have inspired the next generation of musicians.
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