Music Teacher Awards for Excellence winners announced

Music teachers from across the country were honoured at the Music Teacher Awards for Excellence on Wednesday and Thursday night.

The winners of the first ever Music Teacher Awards for Excellence have been announced. The ceremony, in its inaugural year, was held on Thursday night by Music Teacher magazine.

Host and Classic FM presenter Margherita Taylor presented the awards in front of an audience of 180 guests from the music industry. Winners in categories including Best Musical Initiative, Lifetime Achievement and Best classical music education initiative were selected by a panel of music educators, chaired by Music Teacher editor Christopher Walters.

The winners in full:

Best musical initiative
Young Pianist of the North International Competition

Best vocal initiative
Gloucestershire County Youth Choir

Best print resource
How to Create a Successful Music Ensemble

Best digital/technological resource

Best school music department
King’s School, Grantham

Hub innovation award
Portsmouth Music Hub

Lifetime achievement award
Peter Dunkley

Music Teacher magazine editor’s award
David Idowu Choir

Best classical music education initiative, sponsored by Classic FM
National Children’s Orchestras of Great Britain

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