OCDE seeks nominees for annual music and arts administrator awards

The Orange County Department of Education is currently seeking nominations for the Orange County Music and Arts Administrators — or OCMAA — awards. The annual event celebrates local leaders who’ve gone above and beyond to provide excellence for students while promoting the growth of arts education across the county.

Educators and community members are encouraged to recommend art teachers, administrators and advocates by highlighting the ways their leadership has impacted local schools, districts and communities.

OCMAA Awards
Ingrid Bowers, music teacher and visual and performing arts coordinator in the Magnolia School District, being honored at the 2019 OCMAA Awards.

All nominations are due by Friday, March 26 and can be submitted by filling out this Google form. A virtual awards ceremony, set to take place at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12, will celebrate the honorees and highlight the many ways they’ve gone above and beyond throughout an extremely challenging year.

Sponsored by the OCMAA and the Orange County Department of Education, the OCMAA awards program annually spotlights exemplary teachers and administrators who oversee instrumental, vocal, theater, dance and visual arts programs at schools throughout the county.

To register to attend the free 2021 Orange County Music and Arts Administrators virtual awards ceremony, please visit this link.

For questions, please contact Scott Fitzpatrick, OCDE coordinator for visual and performing arts at stfitzpatrick@ocde.us. Additional information can also be found on the OCArts4All Facebook and Twitter pages.