Darren Hamilton is the 2022 MusiCounts Teacher of the Year: Toronto Star

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"It is my hope that the Canadian music education landscape will recognize the importance of having racialized students and music educators, as well as the cultural music of racialized communities, represented in classrooms."

Congratulations to Darren Hamilton, current doctoral candidate in music education and instructor of the gospel music course, this year’s winner of the MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award. Darren, who teaches at David Suzuki Secondary School in Brampton, was one of five nominees selected from across Canada for the prestigious award “that recognizes an inspirational Canadian music educator's impact on students and music education.” As the recipient, Darren receives a $10,000 cash prize towards his music program and a JUNO statuette. The award, presented by the Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation (CST Foundation), has been given out annually since 2005.

Read the story in the Toronto Star

Darren Hamilton, 2022 MusiCounts Teacher of the Year

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