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Music alumnus named Teacher of the Year

Richard McCready

Photo courtesy of the Maryland Music Educators Association.

Richard McCready, a Towson University graduate and high school music technology teacher, has been honored with the Technology Institute for Music Educators 2013 Mike Kovins TI:ME Teacher of the Year Award, according to a story by the Baltimore Sun.

Born and raised in Northern Ireland, McCready graduated from Towson University with a Master of Music in Vocal Performance. Since then, he has helped to establish the music technology course and cutting-edge music lab at River Hill High School in Clarksville, Md., where he is an instructor.

From the Sun:

A first-time nominee and recipient, McCready said he first joined TI:ME nine years ago because he was excited to see an organization recognizing creativity and hard work in his burgeoning field. In addition to that, he said, he idolizes past winners, who he considers to be members of music technology’s “Hall of Fame.”

“It’s an honor,” said McCready, who also serves as the school system’s resource teacher for music technology. “And the award is voted on by previous winners, and they’re the ones who know our work and what it takes to do this, and the need to be creative every single day in what we do. … This is a subject where the actual media changes all the time, and we have to constantly reinvent what we do.”

Read the full Baltimore Sun story here.

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