marjorie stands music educator award

Criteria and Description
Girl with Flute Teacher

Selection Criteria

 • An educator who fosters, promotes, and increases musical knowledge in the 

elementary or secondary levels of Richland, Lexington, or Kershaw county schools. 

• The music educator exhibits and communicates to students the love and joy that 

music contributes to his/her life.

• Gives the students an awareness of the vocations in the field of music.

• Fosters growth in music fundamentals in creative ways.

• Gives students performance opportunities.

• Arranges opportunities for students to attend high level performances, when possible.

• Is actively supportive in the arts in the community.


Selection Process

Nominees for this award may be submitted by principals, music teachers, private teachers or conductors of the South Carolina Philharmonic. Nominations must be received by March 31st to The recipient of this award will be selected by the Education Committee of the Symphony League, including the Symphony League President. The award recipient will be notified by April 30th.

History of Award
Male Teacher Playing Guitar

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Symphony League of the South Carolina Philharmonic, an annual award was created in 2014 and will be presented to a music educator in the Greater Columbia area (Richland, Lexington or Kershaw counties) that exemplifies the mission of the Symphony League. 


The award is named in honor of Marjorie Stands, the first President of the Symphony League. The award will be presented by the Symphony League President 

or the Symphony League Education Chair during a SC Philharmonic Master Series concert and/or during the awards ceremony at the recipient’s school.

Nomination Form
Students in Music Room