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.

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, from purchasing music, to instrument repair, to professional development classes for the educator.

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 deadline is Jan. 22.