Announcing the Arapahoe Philharmonic Music Educator of the Year Award

Award to be presented at “Maestros of the Classroom” ~

LITTLETON, CO – The Arapahoe Philharmonic is excited to announce their first annual Music Educator of the Year award to recognize exemplary public school instrumental music teachers who work in Arapahoe or Douglas County. Nominations are open to the public, with the Arapahoe Philharmonic Education Committee selecting the finalists, followed by public online voting. All finalists will receive two free tickets to the “Maestros of the Classroom” concert on April 29, 2022 where the winner will be announced. The winner will receive two tickets to the usually sold-out “Stars and Stripes Forever” Independence Day Celebration, and a coaching for their students from the Arapahoe Phil’s instrumentalists and conductor in the 22-23 school year.

The “Maestros of the Classroom” concert on April 29, 2022 at 7:30pm will feature music from educator-composers of all eras. Feel the glory of the American landscape in Dvořák’s Cello Concerto (featuring concerto competition winner Ethan Blake), written while he was the director of the National Conservatory in New York. Loop through the solar system in professor Missy Mazzoli’s “Sinfonia for Orbiting Spheres.” Be serenaded by lecturer Eric Ewazen’s “Ballade for Clarinet, Harp, and Strings,” featuring harpist Hillary Schefter and clarinetist Jason Richard Olney. Hear the mythical story of Prometheus in piano teacher Beethoven’s “Creatures of Prometheus Overature.” This is a class you don’t want to be late for!

For more information, to nominate a teacher, or get concert tickets, please visit

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