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Music Teachers Honored by Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation

Posted in News on April 22, 2008
Pictured are (l to r): Seated: MHOF Award recipients Brenda Corral Smith, John Parkinson, Jason Owens. Standing L-R, MHOF Executive Director Felice Mancini, Doreen Ringer Ross, Marty Albertson, Andrea Kaiser, Andi Farbman, MHOF Award recipient Pablo Navarro, Gabe Kosakoff, Roberta Flack, Bob Ezrin, NY Pops conductor David Charles Abell, Bill Harvey, MHOF Award recipient Kelvin Harrison, Robert Urband and Chris Brooks.
Pictured are (l to r): Seated: MHOF Award recipients Brenda Corral Smith, John Parkinson, Jason Owens. Standing L-R, MHOF Executive Director Felice Mancini, Doreen Ringer Ross, Marty Albertson, Andrea Kaiser, Andi Farbman, MHOF Award recipient Pablo Navarro, Gabe Kosakoff, Roberta Flack, Bob Ezrin, NY Pops conductor David Charles Abell, Bill Harvey, MHOF Award recipient Kelvin Harrison, Robert Urband and Chris Brooks. Photo: Steve J. Sherman

The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation (MHOF), a non-profit organization that supports music education programs in schools across the country, honored five outstanding teachers at the 6th Annual MHOF Teacher Awards, held April 4 at Carnegie Hall in New York City. BMI’s Doreen Ringer Ross, who serves as MHOF Board president, was on hand at the event, which recognizes music teachers who best demonstrate the spirit and dedication of “Mr. Holland” portrayed by Richard Dreyfuss in the 1995 hit movie, Mr. Holland’s Opus. Multi-talented songwriter and recording artist Roberta Flack presented the $10,000 awards.

Founded in 1996 by the film’s composer, the late Michael Kamen, the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation supports music education and its many benefits through the donation and repair of musical instruments to under-served schools, community music programs and individual students nationwide.

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