Each year since 2014, the Marin Symphony recognizes two music teachers who demonstrate excellence in teaching and exceptional commitment to their students. Awards are presented onstage at the first Masterworks concert of the season.
Past presenters have included: Marin County Superintendent of Schools, Mary Jane Burke; Marin County Supervisor, Kate Sears; and Jenny Douglass, Marin Symphony Director of Education.


2022:
Miriam Perkoff
, Private Studio, Cello
Ella Steinberg & Steve Steinberg, School Music, Miller Creek Middle School
Michael Grossman (not pictured), Private Studio, Violin


2019:
Dawn Madole
, Private Studio, Violin
Shahrazad Vakharia, School Music, Miller Creek Middle School


2018:
Mike Martinez, School Music, Kent Middle School
David Horn, Private Studio, Double Bass


2017:
Mateo Dillaway
, School Music, Venetia Valley K-8 School
Meg Eldridge, Private Studio, Viola


2016:
Dana Trillo
, School Music, Davidson Middle School
Steven Bergman, Private Studio, Clarinet


2015:
Phoebe Dong, School Music, Mill Valley Middle School
Katie Dennis, Private Studio, French Horn


2014:
Jeremiah Jacks, School Music, White Hill Middle School
Patricia Miner, Private Studio, Violin