A San Marcos High School music teacher recently received a grant from 21st Century Fox and Give a Note Foundation. Christopher Hanson was one of 20 music educators to receive a $1,000 grant for his school music program. In addition, Hanson was one of five educators selected to attend the 2016 National Music Education Conference in November as a VIP guest.

The grants were awarded as part of a national “MusicEd Idol” competition announced last July. Students and parents were invited to nominate music educators who inspired them. “This is a wonderful opportunity to shine a spotlight on great music programs, which benefit students in all U.S. schools,” says Jane Mell Balek, CEO of the Give a Note Foundation. “These stories cannot be told enough, and we encourage communities to support their local school’s music programs and the teachers who make them possible.”

For more information, visit giveanote.org.

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