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Living - April 11, 2008

Of Note

Monte Vista High School's choir teacher Bruce Koliha has won the recognition of his peers from the California Music Educators Association (CMEA). Koliha was awarded the Pearson Scott Foresman/Silver Burdett Choral Educator Award to honor his Excellence in Choral Education and Performance for the 2007-2008 school year.

The award is given to a music educator who is shaping the music profession in meaningful ways; impacts not only his students but fellow music educators; uses music so effectively in the classroom that others are in awe of him; and effectively utilizes the music of diverse cultures in teaching.

Koliha attended a dinner and awards night March 14 at the CMEA State Convention in Sacramento to receive the award, his second. In the 2003-2004 school year he was the first ever recipient to win the California Association for Music Education's Bay Area Section Outstanding Choral Educator.