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Annual Education Classics Concert
Each year, the Spokane Symphony honors educators at a designated Education Classics concert. This year our Education Concert will be on Sunday, March 1, 2015, at 3 p.m. All educators and music teachers will be eligible to purchase tickets at a special rate of $20 per ticket for this concert..
During the show, we will present the Outstanding Arts Advocate Administrator Award and the Outstanding Music Teacher Award in recognition of the contributions of outstanding administrators and music teachers throughout our region. We will also acknowledge our student Essay Contest winner at the concert and the winning essay will be posted in the Founders’ Gallery.
Student Essay Contest
We will also acknowledge our student Essay Contest winner at the concert and the winning essay will be in the program. This year, our essay topic is: "Are There Connections Between Events in Artists' Lives and Their Compositions?" DETAILS Click here for the Program Notes
Outstanding Arts Advocate Administrator and Outstanding Music Teacher Awards
Teachers and students are invited to submit nominees for this year’s awards.
Who is eligible? Any private or public school administrator or school music teacher is eligible. Nominees should currently teach within the greater Spokane Community (Spokane, Spokane Valley, Mead, Medical Lake, Cheney, Post Falls and Coeur d'Alene). Nominations by colleagues, students, alumni, faculty, principals, other administrators, and self-nominations are acceptable. .
The Award: One administrator and one music teacher will each receive 2 complimentary tickets, plus up to 10 tickets for staff, for Classics 7, (March 1, 2015), a certificate for dinner, and will be recognized onstage at that concert for their leadership role. The award winner will be selected by the Spokane Symphony Education Committee. Current members of the Spokane Symphony Education Committee are not eligible for the award.
For award recommendations, please prepare a Nomination Packet with the following:
- Letter from the Nominator - describing why you are nominating this person and what makes this person inspiring. Administrator: Please consider the role that Music and the Arts play within the administrator’s school or district, specific programs developed, and the type of leadership and support given to Music and Art teachers. Music teacher: Please give examples of student achievement under this teacher.
- Nominee’s name, address, telephone, e-mail, and school affiliation OR fill in the nomination form.