Sierra Vista Music Teacher Henry Miller has been named a 2019 CMA Music Teacher of Excellence. The 30 award recipients are selected because of their dedication to bringing a high-quality music program to their students and the impact they’ve had on their school community through music.
Sierra Vista Principal Lynn Matassarin said, “Mr. Miller’s instrumental program stands as a shining beacon of excellence. He provides students with an educational opportunity that is second to none, as he maintains instruction in a technology rich classroom and implements rigorous curricular content, which is challenging – yet fun.
“Mr. Miller believes that student participation in the fine arts is an integral part of building intellectual capacity in children and he goes above and beyond to do his part in making the arts available to all students. Simply put, he strives to get the best out of every student in his music classes, whether it is a beginner or a highly experienced musician.”
To date, the CMA Foundation has invested more than $575,000 to ensure music educators have the support and funding needed to create a thriving program within their school and community.
“Music education has proven to be an effective and invaluable tool for academic achievement and social development,” said Tiffany Kerns, CMA Foundation Executive Director. “Each year, when we recognize the tremendous group of music educators through our Music Teachers of Excellence program, it allows us to give back to those who have dedicated their lives to serving our next generation. These educators, who spend countless hours in the classroom, are helping to shape creative, collaborative, future leaders through the power of music.”