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.
Please submit your nominations by April 1, 2010. The application can be found online at www.ncsymphony.org/education. For more information, contact Jessica Nalbone at jnalbone[at]ncsymphony.org