MusiCounts Partners with Anthem Entertainment for the 2024 Teacher of the Year Award
January 11, 2024
NOMINEES TO BE ANNOUNCED ON FEBRUARY 6TH
Toronto, ON – MusiCounts, Canada's music education charity associated with The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences and the JUNO Awards, is thrilled to announce a new partnership with one of the world’s leading independent music companies, Anthem Entertainment.
This partnership will support the MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award, presented by Anthem Entertainment. Since 2005, the annual award has recognized and celebrated the accomplishments of 18 music teachers across Canada, who strive to preserve the livelihood of music education in their schools and communities.
The five nominees for the award will be named at the 2024 JUNO Awards Nominee Announcement on February 6th. You can watch the nominee announcement live at 11:00 am EST on February 6th at http://cbcmusic.ca/junos.
One exceptional teacher will be chosen from the five finalists by an external committee of music education experts and announced as the MusiCounts Teacher of The Year Award winner during the 2024 JUNO Awards weekend in Halifax, NS taking place March 20-24, 2024. The winner of the award will receive a JUNO Award statuette, a $10,000 cash prize, a grant for their school through the MusiCounts School Music Funding Program, and grants made to schools in their honour.
“We are proud to partner with MusiCounts to celebrate exceptional educators who nurture and encourage young talent, build community around music, and inspire new generations of songwriters, artists and industry professionals,” said Jason Klein, CEO of Anthem Entertainment. “This partnership reflects Anthem’s strong support for music education, and the gratitude I hold for the incredible school music teachers who influenced my own musical and career path.”
Headquartered in Toronto, with operations in Nashville, New York, Los Angeles, and London, Anthem Entertainment supports and invests in the careers and works of songwriters and artists, and the creation of exceptional music for recording artists and audio-visual productions. The company is committed to supporting music education, and understands its critical importance to the health and vitality of the music industry. Anthem employees benefit from a program in which free music lessons are offered in-office to foster a continued love of music and learning.
“We’re honoured to have Anthem Entertainment’s support for the MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award,” said Kristy Fletcher, President of MusiCounts. “Their staff and leadership share our enthusiasm and passion for music education and the important role teachers play in supporting the music industry.”
For more information on MusiCounts and the Teacher of the Year Award, presented by Anthem Entertainment, please visit musicounts.ca.
MusiCounts is Canada's music education charity associated with CARAS and the JUNO Awards. MusiCounts' vision is to ensure that all youth in Canada have access to music education through their schools and communities. This vision is realized through grant programs that invest directly into schools and communities across Canada that put musical instruments into the hands of kids who need them the most. Additionally, MusiCounts creates educational resources for teachers and students; empowers young people to pursue music as a career; and celebrates teachers, artists, and philanthropists who champion music education. Since 1997 MusiCounts has awarded over $18,000,000 in support of music education in Canada.
About Anthem Entertainment:
Anthem Entertainment is one of the world’s leading independent music companies. Comprised of award-winning organizations, Anthem Entertainment is home to Anthem Music Publishing, Anthem Records, and a production music division that encompasses Jingle Punks, 5 Alarm Music and Cavendish Music. Headquartered in Toronto, with operations in Nashville, New York, Los Angeles, and London, Anthem supports and invests in the careers and works of songwriters and artists, and the creation of exceptional music for recording artists and audio-visual productions. Anthem’s unique approach combines the resources, power, and reach of a major with the agility, entrepreneurism, and soul of an independent. Anthem’s subsidiary businesses include Compact Media, the leading film and television audio-visual secondary rights management company based in London.