Know a great music teacher? The Houston Symphony
is looking for some for the first annual Fidelity Investments Inspire the Future Awards for Outstanding Music Educators
. The Inspire the Future program will be presenting five $1,000 awards
to local music educators during the Houston Symphony's annual Salute to Educators Concert on Tuesday, February 6, 2007
. Any music teacher in grades K through 12 at any school, public or private, is eligible. Educators in the areas of classroom music specialist, instrumental band, instrumental strings, choral music and community advocacy will each receive an award.
Nominations will be taken from the public until noon on January 5, 2007. Nomination forms are available for download on the Houston Symphony website, www.houstonsymphony.org.
If you think you heard something about the Inspire the Future program recently, you did - last September the program made a donation of nearly $60,000 worth of musical instruments to three local high schools. - Olivia Flores Alvarez