A NOTE FROM THE CMA FOUNDATION
The CMA Foundation recognizes the importance music teachers bring to their schools and communities. We developed the CMA Foundation Music Teachers of Excellence program to show our support and gratitude for the work music teachers do across the country. Over the last 5 years, the program has grown and modified when needed to better reflect the voice of music teachers everywhere. At its inception, we honored music teachers from MNPS. We then expanded our reach across our state and nation.
We continue to change with the times in making sure our application is strong and equitable to ANY public K-12 music teacher. In light of recent events, the CMA Foundation recognizes its responsibility to make sure the application and program keep the same integrity and equity we have strived to achieve in years past.
At this time, the CMA Foundation is halting the application process while we take a deeper look at how our music teachers and their students are being impacted due to COVID-19. We know many have not been in the classroom since March of 2020. We know that by the time many return to school, they will have been teaching in an online environment for 6+ months.
This program will once again adapt and be responsive to the needs of our music teachers. Please check back regularly for updates regarding our application process.