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Call for Nominations: North Carolina Symphony Music Educator Award

The North Carolina Symphony is now inviting nominations for the 2010 Maxine Swalin Award for Outstanding Music Educator.

The Maxine Swalin Award is presented annually to a North Carolina music teacher who:

  • Makes a lasting difference in the lives of students of all abilities and backgrounds
  • Serves the community in an exemplary manner as a role model in music education
  • Inspires students to reach appropriately high musical standards
  • Instills a love for music in children

With this $1000 recognition award, the North Carolina Symphony honors Maxine Swalin who, along with her husband Dr. Benjamin Swalin, North Carolina Symphony Music Director and Conductor from 1939-1972, gathered funds from the General Assembly to establish the children’s concert division in 1945.  This division of the North Carolina Symphony brings more than 45 full-orchestra education concerts to children statewide each year.

ncsymphonyPlease submit your nominations by April 1, 2010. The application can be found online at For more information, contact Jessica Nalbone at jnalbone[at]

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