Monday , February 13, 2017 - 5:30 AM2 comments
The award, given by the Utah Music Educators Association on Friday, Feb. 3, honors longtime music teachers with successful programs who mentor and are involved in their community.
King has been teaching at Millcreek for 25 years and said being nominated for and receiving the award was humbling and validating.
"I absolutely love what I do,” he said. “It’s just like I tell the kids, I get giddy. I wake up in the middle of the night and look at my alarm waiting for it to go off because I can't wait to go to school again.”
King said he has had several students go on to play music in college or become music teachers.
“There's nothing I'd rather do than work with the students and see them learn and progress,” he said.
King earned a bachelor's degree in music education from Brigham Young University in 1992 and a master's degree in education at Utah State University in 1997. He teaches about 300 students at Millcreek.
The UMEA is open to educators in pre-K through college and is affiliated with the National Association for Music Education.
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