The Well-Tempered Ear

Classical music education alert: Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras is seeking nominations for the Rabin Youth Arts Awards to reward individuals and organizations that help involve young people in the arts. Deadline is Dec. 15.

October 7, 2011
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By Jacob Stockinger

I have been asked to post this announcement or press release and help it circulate.

I am happy and honored to do so. I ask you to do the same.

As you know, this year has been The Year of Music Education on this blog.

If you wonder why the awards are named for Marvin Rabin, please remember that the 94-year-old Rabin, who founded WYSO (at bottom), received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Foundation for School Music this spring:

For more information, you can check out these links:

Madison, Wisconsin –Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras is now accepting nominations for the prestigious 2012 Rabin Youth Arts Awards (above a 2009 winner Dayle Quigley flanked by Rabin on the left and Wisconsin First Lady Jessica Doyle on the right), to be presented in March 2012 in collaboration with Arts Wisconsin’s Arts Day.

This annual legislative day for the arts is sponsored by Arts Wisconsin and by statewide arts, business, education and community partners.

You know that special person, organization, or company that stands out in your community for helping young people get involved in the arts. Now, your nomination can bring recognition for this outstanding work with youth in the arts, and also call attention to your community.

Nomination forms are available at:

You can also call (608) 263-3320.

Nominating is easy, and recognizing deserving candidates is important.

Past recipients include:  James Latimer and Virgilyn Driscoll in 2011 (bel0w with Rabin in the center), Michael George, Madison Jazz Society, Northwesten Mutual, Bonnie Greene, Dr. Dayle Quigley, Don Hunt, Marian Bolz, Leotha Stanley, Richard and Anne DiPrima (Young Shakespeare Players), William T. Graham Youth Arts Awards Program, Carrel Prey, Teddy Studt, Ginny Moore Kruse, Opera for the Young, Diane Robinson, Pleasant Company, Thomas Buchhauser, and American Family Insurance.

Awards will be presented for:

Artistic Achievement: In recognition of an individual or organization in areas such as teaching, program development, leadership in youth performance and/or participation, and presentation to youth audiences.

Philanthropic Achievement : In recognition of an individual or organization for monetary or in-kind contributions, including both sustained support and exceptional projects.

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