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Nominate an Outstanding Music Educator


Current Youth Symphony of Kansas City members are invited and encouraged to nominate a local instrumental music educator for the Youth Symphony of Kansas City Russell E. Berlin, Jr. Outstanding Music Educator Award. The award was established in 2018 to honor Russ’s service to music education, students and the Youth Symphony of Kansas City.

To be considered for the award the individual must be a local Kansas City area public school, private school or private studio instrumental music educator.

Nominations must:

-be submitted by students

-be descriptive and explain why the educator deserves recognition.

Submitted nominations must describe how this educator has made a difference in the student’s life and music education.


All nominations must be submitted by April 26th, 2024. Selected honorees will be recognized during our Spring Concerts in Helzberg Hall on May 12, 2024. Only one nomination per student.


Questions about the nomination process or the award? Email Production & Marketing Associate Dani Hoisington at