Celebrate music education excellence in your community
The Coalition for Music Education has announced the winners of the 2012 national Principals of Music Awards. The awards acknowledge the important role school Principals play in creating the necessary balance of conditions required for school music programs to flourish: students who are motivated, a qualified music teacher with the necessary time and resources and plenty of instruments in good repair.
Nominees were evaluated on the basis of their support of, and advocacy for, quality music programs delivered by a music specialist teacher.
This year’s winners are:
Ms Lorraine Kinsman, Cranston School, Calgary AB
Nominated by Lianne Jones, music teacher
Mr Colin Ballosingh, Agnes Taylor Public School, Brampton ON
Nominated by Cheryl Zumbach, music teacher
Ms Gina Pizzo, Netsilik School, Taloyoak, Nunavut
Nominated by Darlene Nuqingaq, music teacher
The music program at each school will receive $1,500. Cheques are being presented, together with a plaque for each Principal, on dates convenient to each school. Norman Mould, Chair of the Coalition for Music Education, said when making the announcement: “Music is an important part of everyone’s life and it is vital that every Canadian child has the opportunity to study music as part of a well-rounded education. Principals who ensure that music can happen in their schools are to be congratulated.”
Special thanks to the National Arts Centre’s Music Alive Program for sponsoring the Northern Principals Award.
The Principals of Music Awards are made in honour of the late George Bishop, one of the founders and first Executive Director of the Coalition for Music Education.
Contact: Norman Mould, Board Chair norman@MusicMakesUs.ca 604 218 5803