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Meet the

2024 Educator Award recipients. 

Check out 

all the past recipients! 

NOMINATION DEADLINE: November 30, 2024

Nominations for next season will open in October 2024.


Gathering in the Founder's Room of the Bradley Symphony Center and then at the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra performance  



CIVIC MUSIC MKE is proud to annually recognize individuals for their outstanding work in the field of music education. We are pleased to host this celebration of educators in the month of March - - Music in Our Schools Month. We are honored to continue our collaboration with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra on this project.

Do you have someone in mind who is deserving of one of these awards because of their dedication and contribution to an area music program?


The awards are:

CERTIFICATES OF EXCELLENCE for outstanding teachers in any or all of the following categories. 

• Instrumental Music Instruction 

• Choral Music Instruction
• General Music Instruction           

• Studio Music Instruction
• Youth Music Instruction              

All Certificate of Excellence nominees will be considered for the MUSIC TEACHER OF THE YEAR Award. 

EMERGING MUSIC EDUCATOR: This award honors school music educators who have been teaching for five years or less. 

MSO ACE TEACHER OF THE YEAR: This award honors grade level classroom teachers who demonstrate outstanding commitment to arts integration through the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s Arts in Community Education (ACE) program, and support music and the arts throughout their schools.

EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR:  This award honors educational administrators who have shown outstanding support for music education and teachers of music. By applauding outstanding educational administrators, we encourage and draw attention to those lending important support for music education. 

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CIVIC MUSIC MKE supports music education and provides
performance opportunities to young musicians in the Greater Milwaukee area. 

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