Congratulations to Ms. Amy Keipert, McCracken Director of Choirs and Vocal Music Teacher! Ms. Keipert was recently selected to receive the Barbara Buehlman Young Conductor Award. The award is given to a person who has demonstrated the following qualifications:
- A director with a minimum of 5 years experience teaching music and a maximum of 10 years; the majority of teaching must be in the State of Illinois.
- A director who is actively involved in Illinois Grade School Music Association (IGSMA) events, and shows growth as a music educator.
- A director whose students consistently excel in IGSMA events.
- A well-rounded person who belongs to professional organizations and is respected by his or her peers.
Ms. Keipert will be recognized at the State level by the IGSMA in September.