ARTS EDUCATION AWARDS

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The Arts Education Awards is a distinguished annual event held by Monmouth Arts to honor and acknowledge the power of arts education in Monmouth County. At the ceremony, Monmouth Arts gives out six awards and two Emerging Artist Scholarships while guests are entertained by exciting performances and presentations. 

 

2021 Arts Education Awards Virtual Ceremony

Tune in for the virtual ceremony to celebrate this year's award recipients and enjoy performances from the 2021 Monmouth Arts Virtual Teen Arts Festival!

When: Friday, May 28 at 6:30 pm
Where: Streaming on the Monmouth Arts Facebook Page and YouTube Channel

Congratulations to the 2021 Award Recipients!

 

Middletown Arts Center

Community Arts Education Organization

 

Dr. Ryan Brandau, Monmouth Civic Chorus

Community Champion of the Arts

 

John Dias, Michael Hurst, & Kate Cordaro, Two River Theater

Arts Organization Leaders

 

Norma Tolliver, Main Ave Galleria

Arts Education Advocate

 

Jill Alexander, Wall High School

Outstanding Educator in Visual Arts

 

Cindy Dwyer, Mater Dei Prep

Outstanding Educator in Performing Arts

Emerging Artist Scholarship Recipients

Click here to read more about the scholarship recipients.

Anna Zimmer, Communications High School

Jay and Linda Grunin Scholarship for the Arts

Liam Umbs, Communications High School

MC² Scholarship for Performing and Literary Arts

PAST HONOREES

2019 HONOREES

Community Arts Education Organization

Two River Theater

 

Arts Organization Leader

Bruce Gallipani, Rockit Live! Foundation

 

Community Champion of the Arts

Nicholas & Shayne Mishoe, Company of Dance Arts

Arts Education Advocate

Heather Brown Cadalzo, Inspired Minds Fine Art School

 

Outstanding Educators in Visual and Performing Arts

Kate Okeson, Rumson-Fair Haven High Regional High School

Benjamin Ringer, New Jersey State Youth Orchestra

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2018 HONOREES

Community Arts Education Organization

Jennifer Chauhan & Allison Tevald, Project Write Now 

 

Arts Organization Leader

Mark Hyczko, Freehold Downtown Concert Series

 

Community Champion of the Arts

Michelle Burrell, Asbury Park Technical Academy of Dance

Arts Education Advocate

July Nagy, Algonquin Arts Theatre

 

Outstanding Educators in Visual and Performing Arts

Tonya Lee, Art Instructor, Monmouth University

Eric Gross, Music Educator, Freehold High School

2016 HONOREES

Community Arts Education Organization

Belmar Arts Center

 

Arts Organization Leader

David Levy & Leslie Backlund, Co-Presidents, Guild of Creative Art

 

Community Champion of the Arts

Sarah Hilton, Arts Educator, Oasis

Arts Education Advocate

Richard McKenna, Senior Vice President of Sales, Hatteras

 

Outstanding Educators in Visual and Performing Arts

Judy Raybon, Visual Arts Educator, Collier Youth Services

Gerald Romano, Director of Bands, Monmouth Regional High School