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Arts Educator Award

2019 Winner: Benita Tse-Leung

Benita Tse-Leung (right) receives award from Steve Dobbins (left)

2018 Winner: Ka-Ron Lehman

Ka-Ron Lehman (left) was nominated by Ndaya Hoskins (right)

2017 Winner: Becky Childs

Becky Childs (right) was nominated by Annabel Forman (center). Joyce Bonomini (left), CAA's Director of Education & Community Relations, presented the award.

2016 Winner: Karl Resnik

Karl Resnik (right) was nominated by James Rootring (left)

2015 Winner: Gina Cerimele-Mechley

Gina Cerimele-Mechley (right) was nominated by Kate Coley (left)

Congratulations to the past winners, finalists, and honoarable mentions for the Arts Educator Award for Excellence in Arts Instruction.


Winner: Benita Tse-Leung, Leung Studio

Finalists: Lincoln Chapman, private teacher, and Catherine Keen, The Keen Voice Studio



Winner: Ka-Ron Lehman, University of Cincinnati Colelge-Conservatory of Music

Finalists: Susan Herrick, Voice of Indiana, and Kathy Louder, Mount Notre Dame High School

Honorable Mentions: Lara Koogler, Calvary Christian School; Karl Resnik, The Musical Arts Center; and, Bing Yang, Liao Ning Pofesional Performing Arts School



Winner: Becky Childs, UC College-Conservatory of Music

Finalists: Susan Jung, Cincinnati HIlls Christain Academy, and Marion Peraza de Webb, Peraza Music Workshop

Honorable Mentions: Hitomi Koyama, UC College-Conservatory of Music, and Melody Wallace, Wallace Voice Studio



Winner: Karl Resnik, Muscial Arts Center

Finalists: Joe Craig, Beechwood High School, and Gabriel Pegis, private teacher

Honorable Mention: Lincoln Chapman, Musical Arts Center; Paul McCready, McCreadyVoice Studio/Cincinnati Music Academy; Jackson & Benita Tse-Leung, Leung Studio; and Melody Wallace, Wallace Voice Studio



Winner: Gina Cerimele-Mechley, Cincinnati Actor's Studio & Academy

Finalists: Sarah Kim, private teacher, and Karl Resnik, Musical Arts Center

Honorable Mention: Elena Kholodova, private teacher, and Shawn Mlynek, private teacher