CSO Music Educator Award Winners

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Established in 1997, the Columbus Symphony’s Music Educator Awards recognize those individuals who instill and inspire a love of music in the children and adults of central Ohio. The purpose of these annual awards is to promote a greater understanding of and appreciation for music education, as well as to honor those individuals who are making a real difference in our community through their dedication to music education. One award is honored in each of the following categories: Elementary Music Educator • Secondary Music Educator • Community Music Educator

The Music Educator Awards are presented at an annual dinner held in downtown Columbus and each Music Educator Award winner receives a monetary grant to be spent at their direction for a broad range of music education endeavors, such as purchasing music, instrument repair, or professional development classes for the educator.

The Ohio State School of Music is proud to count many of these award winners among its alumni.

2018

Constantino Benedetti, Elementary Music Educator Award • Upper Arlington Schools
Bachelor of Music Education, The Ohio State University

Kathy Larkins, Community Music Educator Award • Director, Columbus Chorus, Sweet Adelines International
Bachelor of Music Education, The Ohio State University

2017

Bruce Carlson, Secondary Music Educator Award • Columbus City Schools
Bachelor of Music Education, The Ohio State University

Tatiana Kats, Community Music Educator Award • Artistic Director, Columbus International Children's Chorus
Master’s in choral conducting and piano pedagogy, The Ohio State University

2016

Randy Frazier, Elementary Music Educator Award • Diocese of Columbus

Betty Hill, Community Music Educator Award • Unified Arts Coordinator, Columbus City Schools
Master’s in Music Education, The Ohio State University

2015

Stephanie K. Smith, Secondary Music Educator Award • Teays Valley Local School District
Bachelor of Music Education, The Ohio State University

Jeffrey W. Schneider, Community Music Educator Award • Community Volunteer
Bachelor of Music education, The Ohio State University

2014

Richard J. Suddendorf (former Ohio State trumpet faculty, 1956-70), Community Music Educator Award • Director, Westerville Community Bands

2013

Deborah Forsblom, Elementary Music Educator Award • Bexley City Schools

Todd Philipps, Secondary Music Educator Award • Canal Winchester Local Schools

2012

Yeh-Fen Chin, Elementary Music Educator Award • Avondale & West Broad Elementary Schools, Columbus City Schools

John S. Long, Secondary Music Educator Award • Pickerington HS Central, Pickerington Local Schools

2011

Deborah Graham-Gibson, Elementary Music Educator Award • Upper Arlington Schools

2009

Teri Gray, Elementary Music Educator Award • London Elementary School, London City Schools

2008

Carol Agler, Secondary Music Educator Award • Ohio State School for the Blind

2006

Richard J. Burkart, Community Music Educator Award • Clintonville Community Band

2005

Larry Griffin, Secondary Music Educator Award • Worthington City Schools

2004

Deanna Olson, Elementary Music Educator Award • Worthington City Schools

Deborah Price, Community Music Educator Award • Director, The Chamber Music Connection

2003

Emily Gil, Elementary Music Educator Award • Worthington City Schools

2002

Randy Warner, Elementary Music Educator Award • Upper Arlington Schools

Samuel P. Richardson, Secondary Music Educator Award • Columbus Public Schools

James Swearingen, Community Music Educator Award • Professor of Music, Capital University Conservatory

2001

James Dowdy, Secondary Music Educator Award • Worthington City Schools

Sandra Mathias, Community Music Educator Award • Artistic Director, Columbus Children's Choir

2000

Nonon Mooney, Elementary Music Educator Award • Montrose Elementary School, Bexley City Schools

Elaine Ostrander, Community Music Educator Award • Music Director, Worthington Civic Band

1999

Carol Bishop Meyers, Elementary Music Educator Award • Columbus Public Schools

Rebecca Ogden, Community Music Educator Award • Founder/Director, Columbus Music Hall

1998

Jayne Wenner, Elementary Music Educator Award • Hilliard City Schools

Janice Cook, Community Music Educator Award • Private Piano, Nationally Certified Teacher of Music

1997

Carol Welk, Elementary Music Educator Award • Columbus Public Schools

George Edge, Secondary Music Educator Award • South-Western City Schools
 

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