Nominations for the 2023 MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award Open Now!
September 22, 2022
The 2022 MusiCounts Teacher of the Year nominees at the Sonos JUNO Awards Red Carpet. Photo Credit: CARAS/iPhoto
It’s time to nominate exceptional music educators for the 2023 MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award, generously presented by CST Foundation! We invite school administrators, parents, teachers, and students to help us recognize the incredible educators across Canada embracing diverse approaches to music education at any grade level.
The MusiCounts Teacher of the Year will embody all seven core attributes: passion for music education, advocacy for its importance in young peoples’ lives, experience in the field, a commitment to inclusivity, the adaptability to deliver music education that meets students’ needs, recognition as a valued member of their community, and the inspirational quality that motivates and challenges students to become more confident creators and appreciators of music.
To be eligible for the MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award, those nominated must:
- be a practicing music educator in Canada
- have at least 5 years of teaching experience
- have applied for and successfully received a MusiCounts Band Aid Program grant on behalf of their current school, or a school they have taught at in the past
Nominate a rockstar teacher at your school
Nominations for the 2023 MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award, presented by CST Foundation, are open now! Learn more about the process and nominate a deserving teacher today.
The MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize, a significant contribution to the music program at their school, and a JUNO Award statuette.
The 2022 MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award, presented by CST Foundation, was awarded to Darren Hamilton, music educator at David Suzuki Secondary School in Brampton, ON. Learn more about his incredible story here.