The Columbus Symphony Orchestra is accepting nominations for its annual Music Educator Awards.

The Columbus Symphony Orchestra is accepting nominations for its annual Music Educator Awards.

The awards honor individuals who are making a real difference in the community through their dedication to music education, as well as promote a greater understanding of and appreciation for music education.

Parents, principals, students and colleagues are encouraged to nominate music educators who instill and inspire a love of music in the children and adults of central Ohio. Three awards will be given to exemplary central Ohio music educators in the categories of elementary, secondary and community educators.

Each Music Educator Award winner will receive a monetary grant to be spent at their direction for a broad range of music education endeavors.

The recipients of the Music Educator Awards, sponsored by McGraw-Hill Companies, will be presented at a brunch at the Hyatt on Capital Square on April 11.

For nomination requirements, visit ColumbusSymphony.com. The nomination deadline is Jan. 22.