Music teachers help kids across Canada experience the incredible benefits of music, and the Award is presented by the Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation. 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 2019-20 nominations open on October 8, 2019, and any teacher who previously received a MusiCounts Band Aid Program instrument grant can be nominated. Nominations are open until November 19. 2019.
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 2020 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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