Congratulations to Upper Arlington High School vocal music director Eric Kauffman.

To the Editor:

Congratulations to Upper Arlington High School vocal music director Eric Kauffman.

Mr. Kauffman was selected as a recipient of a 2014 Columbus Symphony Orchestra Music Educator Award. The music educator awards recognize individuals who instill and inspire a love of music in children and adults in central Ohio.

The criteria for the awards include "extending efforts beyond the classroom" and making "a significant impact on their community through music education."

Eric Kauffman deserves recognition for both of these criteria. When the Upper Arlington Civic Association was looking to add an event specifically for seniors in our community, we reached out to Mr. Kauffman with the idea of hosting UA Stage. He embraced and supported our effort.

With his help, the UACA will host the 2014 UA Stage event on Wednesday, Feb. 19.

We thank Eric Kauffman for his ongoing support of the UACA and his involvement in the community. He is deserving of the Music Educator Award.

Peter Walsh
2013 UACA president