Deadline Approaching for Music Educator of the Year Award Nominations

The December 14 deadline for submitting nominations for the second annual Music Educator of the Year Award is quickly approaching!  The award will be presented by Canton Symphony Orchestra Music Director Gerhardt Zimmermann at the March 2, 2019 MasterWorks concert.

Nominees must be licensed Music 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 the fields of General Music, Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Composition and Music Technology are eligible.  The honored Music Educator will receive a $500 award to be used at their discretion.  Educators who were nominated last year may be nominated again and anyone in the community may submit a nomination.

Nomination forms are available on the Canton Symphony Orchestra website

(, through the Stark County Educational Service Center (email Tom Piccari at, and at the Canton Symphony Orchestra administrative offices at the Zimmermann Symphony Center at 2331 17th Street NW, Canton.  Nominations must be returned to the Canton Symphony Orchestra by December 14, 2018.

Founded in 1937, the Canton Symphony Orchestra is a fully professional ensemble and organization dedicated to performing concerts that enrich, educate and entertain residents of Stark County and beyond. The orchestra performs classical, holiday, casual, and a variety of educational programs in Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, adjacent to the Zimmermann Symphony Center at 2323 17th Street NW, Canton, Ohio, as well as other venues in Stark County. For more information, please visit or call (330)452-2094. Administrative offices are located at the Zimmermann Symphony Center 2331 17th Street NW, Canton OH 44708.