By Ian Hanigan
Two Irvine educators who have made a big impact on IUSD’s exemplary music program have been recognized by the California Music Educators Association.
Bob Avzaradel, who chairs the Performing Arts Department at Irvine High School – he’s pictured on the right — was presented with the CMEA Jazz Educator Award at the association’s Annual Awards Gala on Feb. 21. Brad Van Patten, who oversees IUSD’s Visual and Performing Arts Department, was one of three administrators to take home the CMEA Outstanding Administrator Award.
The gala, which honored a number of California’s top music educators, took place during the 2014 California All-State Music Education Conference, which was held Feb. 20-23 in Fresno.
As part of the National Association for Music Education, CMEA focuses on the importance of music education and promotes quality music programs throughout the state.
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