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Art Educator of the Year Award

Arts Educator of the Year Award

Fourth Annual Music Educator of the Year
& New Art Educator of the Year Awards Open for Nominations

Nominations must be returned by November 15, 2019
Nomination Form Links:

About these awards:

Nominations are now being accepted for the fourth annual Music Educator of the Year Award sponsored by the Canton Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and the NEW Art Educator of the Year Award co-sponsored by the Massillon Museum and the Canton Museum of Art.  The awards will be presented at the January 25, 2020, MasterWorks concert.

With the addition of the Art Educator of the Year Award, the CSO has partnered with the Canton Museum of Art and Massillon Museum to celebrate our art educators in the region.  “The arts are not only an essential communicative tool, but expressive outlets that foster creativity across all facets of life.  The regional educators who expose young minds to artistic experiences are an inspiration, and should be recognized for their contributions,” said Massillon Museum executive director, Alexandra Coon.  The purpose of the annual award is to promote a greater understanding of and appreciation for music and art education as well as to honor those individuals who are making a real difference in our community through their dedication to arts education.

Nominees must be licensed music or art educators in a public, private or parochial school classroom setting in Grades K-12, in the region served by the Stark County Educational Service Center.  Educators from all fields of Music and Visual Arts are eligible.  The honored Educators will be selected from a field of ten finalists chosen by a panel of qualified judges from the community.  All nominees will be recognized at the MasterWorks concert and a pre-concert celebration.  Former recipients of the award are not eligible to win in consecutive years.

Anyone can nominate a music or art educator for the award.  Nomination forms are available through the Stark County Educational Service Center (email Tom Piccari at, on the Canton Symphony Orchestra website ( and at the Canton Symphony Orchestra administrative offices at the Zimmermann Symphony Center at 2331 17th Street NW, Canton.  Links to the nomination forms are also available on the Massillon Museum below: and Canton Museum of Art ( websites.  Nominations must be returned by November 15, 2019.

Nomination Form Links:


Erica Emerson
Education Director
Canton Museum of Art
330.453.7666 x108

Canton Museum of Art
1001 Market Ave North
Canton, OH 44702


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