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Nominate your music teacher for an ARIA Award

Nominations are now open for the sixth annual Telstra ARIA Music Teacher Award.

The award celebrates the integral role that music teachers play in shaping the aspirations of young musicians and their communities, and Newcastle has some amazing examples.

Just last year, Star Struck Musical Director and music educator, Dan Wilson was nominated for the award which was won by Zoë Barry from Fitzroy Sacred Heart School in Victoria.

“A world-renowned community of musicians and professionals starts in the classroom,” CEO of ARIA, Annabelle Herd, said.

“The knowledge and passion our music teachers bring to their students can last a lifetime and has certainly changed the lives of countless performing artists across the country.”

Entries are now open, with a shortlist of nominees to be announced ahead of the ARIA nominations later this year.

Each shortlisted teacher will be partnered with an artist mentor, who will connect with the school to help celebrate its success with the students and tell each music teacher’s story.

Following the finalist announcement, a public and music industry voting process will be conducted, with the announcement of the winner of the Telstra ARIA Music Teacher Award at the 2022 ARIA Awards in November.

To view guidelines and/or to nominate your favourite music educator, visit: