Broadway Junior wins at Music Teacher Awards for Excellence

Broadway Junior wins at Music Teacher Awards for Excellence

We are delighted to announce that MTI's Broadway Junior has won the Best Musical Theatre Resource Award at the 2017 Music Teacher Awards for Excellence.

Created to celebrate excellence in music and performing arts education, the awards were presented across 13 categories, honouring new products and resources, as well as hubs, music departments and individual contributions to the sector.  Classic FM’s Margherita Taylor presented the awards which were held at the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane Hotel, Mayfair.

The photograph above shows Margherita Taylor and Steve Burton with MTI employees Ryan Macaulay, Ian Reeder and Rupert Sharp.

Sean Gray, Managing Director of MTI Europe said: "What a thrill for us and for the writers of our shows that the Broadway Junior series has won this award! 

So much care and enthusiasm goes into making these special versions for young performers and we are excited that more and more schools and youth theatre groups are discovering them.  The fundamental concept behind them is a brilliant one: to make it possible for schools who have never done a musical to begin doing just that, and for those schools and youth theatre companies that have to be more ambitious and do shows they would find too difficult in their full versions. 

There are so many things that go into putting on a show, many of them never seen by the audience, and the showkit materials really do guide teachers and fledgling theatre makers through the entire process. 

We have great faith in the enduring positive impact that taking part in a musical can have on young lives.  My own son has just had a wonderful term playing second keyboard in his school's production of Fame.  The impact on his confidence, his positive feelings about school, towards his colleagues and teachers and his enjoyment of playing the piano has been great to see.  And the remarkable thing about the school show is that it also makes everyone in the school proud of what they can achieve together, it creates an incredible buzz of enthusiasm and positivity and, I feel, it makes the talents and personalities of the students visible and tangible in way that nothing else does.

To receive this acknowledgement from the Music Teacher Awards is a great encouragement for us and our writers and makes us so happy that our faith in musical theatre is shared by others."

The Music Teacher Awards for Excellence are organised by Rhinegold Media & Events Ltd in conjunction with Music & Drama Education Expo, and supported by Music Teacher magazine and Rhinegold Publishing Ltd.

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