Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2013

Riverside Middle's Ginger Greer Honored with Yale Distinguished Music Educator AwardGinger Greer, orchestra teacher at Riverside Middle School and GCS Lead Strings Teacher, has been selected to attend the 2013 Symposium on Music in Schools and to receive the Yale Distinguished Music Educator Award from the Yale School of Music.

Ms. Greer was selected from a pool of about 300 nominations by a panel of music professionals. She will be honored during the Symposium on Music in Schools focusing on the role of music in school reform, to be held in June in New Haven, Connecticut.

In describing her unique characteristics as a music educator, Greer said, “The most important action needed for school reform is to impress upon decision makers that music is critical in developing skills needed for student achievement. Music education advocates should help the public understand how music instruction is the perfect catalyst for sparking individual and school-wide success.”

The Yale Distinguished Music Educator Awards honor music educators from across the country who are selected for their outstanding accomplishments teaching music in public schools.

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