Sam Tsugawa, music teacher at Springville High, was selected as the 2013 Sorenson Legacy Award for Excellence in Arts Education by the Beverly Taylor Sorenson Legacy Foundation. Seven music educators and other accomplished arts educators from around Utah were honored at a banquet last month. Each award recipient received a $2,500 grant from the Sorenson Legacy Foundation to be used in their respective arts programs.
Mike Brown, Principal of Springville High School, and other colleagues who nominated Dr. Tsugawa for the Sorenson Legacy Award wrote, “Dr. Tsugawa is a respected advocate for the arts. His involvement as a public school music educator, teacher mentor, and senior adult music advocate is evidence of the lasting legacy of music education experiences Dr. Tsugawa has imparted for his students, his profession, and the community. His contributions to music teaching and learning will ensure a tradition of quality music education for generations.” Congratulations Dr. Tsugawa.