Music teachers help kids across Canada experience the amazing benefits of music. The MusiCounts Teacher of the Year (MTOY) Award was established in 2005 to recognize and honour exceptional music teachers who strive to preserve the livelihood of music education in their school and community. The Award pays tribute to the accomplishments of one exceptional music teacher each year. The 2018-19 nominations open on October 22, 2018 and any teacher who previously received a MusiCounts Band Aid Program instrument grant can be nominated.
For 2018-19 MusiCounts is implementing a new framework for the MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award nomination and review process, and you can view all of the details here. The nomination period is open October 22, 2018 until November 23, 2018 on the MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award page.
The recipient of the MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award will receive:
- $ 10,000 cash donation to the Recipient
- Significant contribution to the Recipient’s school music program
- An invitation to attend the 2019 JUNO Awards Weekend for the Award recipient and a guest. Airfare, accommodation, and tickets are included.
- A spectacular solid crystal statuette based on the JUNO Award design created by Canadian glass artist, the late Shirley Elford
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