Summerland composer and music teacher Anita Perry has received the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Association’s (CFMTA) Certificate in Recognition for Professional Achievement.
The CFMTA is a professional organization of music educators throughout Canada. In order to be a member, teachers must have a degree from a recognized university or music conservatory.
In order to qualify for this award, Perry had to fulfill several requirements: holding office at the branch level (she is president of the local branch); holding office at the provincial level (she is Provincial secretary); writing articles about music for Progressions magazine; and presenting music seminars in Penticton, Kelowna, 100 Mile House and Nanaimo.
Perry is also an award-winning composer, has written reviews for the Okanagan Symphony and is a music festival adjudicator.