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Meritorious Orchestra Program Award Recipients

Updated: Sep 13, 2023

Congratulations to our past award recipients for their work in enhancing the string community within the state! MNASTA awards began in 1986 when Teacher of the Year and Outstanding Community Service awards were first presented. The following year, the Meritorious Orchestra Award was added to recognize on-going excellence in a school or youth orchestra program. In 1990, Outstanding String Educator was added to recognize significant achievements in school teaching. This award was renamed Master String Educator in 1997. In 1990 and 1991, two awards for individual accomplishments were presented, one named Teacher of the Year and one name Master Teacher. Since 1992, this award has been known as Master Teacher. MNSOA awarded Teacher of the Year from 1996-1997.


Beginning in 1998, MNSOTA has presented four annual awards: Master Teacher - Studio, Master Teacher - School Orchestra, Meritorious Orchestra Program, and Community Service Award.

2022

White Bear Lake Public Schools

2021

Wayzata Public Schools

2020

St. Olaf Orchestra - directed by Steven Amundson

2019

Eden Prairie Public Schools

2018

Alexandria Public Schools

2017

Edina Public Schools

2016

Northfield School District

2015

Staples-Motley School District

2014

Minnetonka School District

2013

South Washington County School District

2012

University of Minnesota/Twin Cities School of Music

2006

Moorhead Public Schools

2005

Roseville School District

2004

Brainerd School District

2003

Minnesota Youth Symphonies

2002

Anoka-Hennepin Public Schools

2001

Winona School District

2000

Robbinsdale Area Schools

1999

Austin Public Schools

1998

Duluth Public School District

1998

Shattuck-St. Mary's School - Faribault

1997

Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies (25th anniversary)

1997

Red Wing Public Schools

1996

St. Olaf College Orchestra

1995

Wayzata Public Schools

1993

Stillwater Public Schools

1992

Mounds View Public Schools

1991

St. Cloud Public Schools

1990

Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies

1989

The Young Peoples' Concerts of the Minnesota Orchestra

1988

Longfellow International Fine Arts Elementary Center

1988

Owatonna Public Schools

1987

Anoka-Hennepin Public Schools



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