Awards


Nick Angiulo Directing Marching Band @ Kennedy High School

The Nick Angiulo Music Educator of the Year Award

Nick was born in Canton Ohio on February 27, 1932, the height of the Depression. Nick was one of five children of Italian immigrants. Growing up as the son of immigrants, in a poor neighborhood, shaped Nick’s outlook on life and opportunity. In 1951, Nick joined the Air Force, and was accepted to the Air Force Band stationed at Mather Air Field. In 1953, Nick married Alice and started a family. Nick left the Air Force using his GI Bill to pay for college. In 1959, Nick graduated from the College of the Pacific with a major in music and a minor in Spanish.

Nick started teaching in the fall of 1959 at Sacramento High School, alongside Aubrey Penman. In 1968, Nick was reassigned to Burbank High School; however the John F. Kennedy job opened and Nick jumped at the opportunity. His tenure at Kennedy brought many successes, which include representing California at the 1976 Bicentennial Parade in Washington DC. Nick’s bands at Kennedy set the standard that many of us still aim for today.

In 1984 Nick became the Music Supervisor for Sacramento Unified School District. After Nick retired from Sac. City, he took a part time position at CSUS, eventually overseeing Instrumental Music Student Teachers. During this time Nick’s guidance had a positive influence on many young teachers. Nick helped run the Capitol Section GEMF and the state Solo and Ensemble festival for many years, as well as organizing the state retirement luncheon each spring. Nick was named to the California Music Educators Association’s Hall of Fame in 2010.

Nick past on April 14, 2018, leaving a legacy of excellence, kindness and friendship to all that meet him.

2021 Recipients

, Nick Angiulo Music Educator of the Year

, Outstanding Elementary Educator

, Outstanding Band Educator

, Outstanding Choral Educator

, Outstanding Orchestral Educator

, Outstanding Administrator

, Outstanding Service Award

Past Recipients

2020 Recipients

Elaine Wersky, Nick Angiulo Music Educator of the Year

Janet Thorgrimson, Outstanding Elementary Educator

Mike Mangonon, Outstanding Band Educator

Tina Harris, Outstanding Choral Educator

Tom Douglass, Outstanding Orchestral Educator

Paula Duncan, Outstanding Administrator

Glen & Rosie Sabado, Outstanding Service Award

2019 Awards Banquet

2019

Brad North, Music Educator of the Year

Margy Moon, Excellence in Music Education

Stephanie Sugano, Excellence in Music Education

Stafford Herbert, Excellence in Music Education

Cindy Teresi, Excellence in Music Education

Jennifer Leighton, Outstanding Administrator Award

2017

Curtis Gaesser, Music Educator of the Year

Wendy Carey, Excellence in Music Education

Mario Sebastian, Excellence in Music Education

George Dozet, Excellence in Music Education

Derk Garcia, Excellence in Music Education

2016 Awards Banquet

2016

James Mazzaferro, Music Educator of the Year

Mike Gunderson, Excellence in Music Education

Ginger Ekroth, Excellence in Music Education

Janet Thorgrimson, Excellence in Music Education

Don Wersky, Outstanding Service Award

2015 Awards Banquet

2015

Kimberly Cole Feeney, Music Educator of the Year

Dean Nordby, Excellence in Music Education

Jeff Edom, Excellence in Music Education

Nick Angiulo, Lifetime Achievment Award

2014 Awards Banquet

2014

Dr. Robert Halseth, Music Educator of the Year

Wendy Carey, Excellence in Music Education

Stephanie Sugano, Excellence in Music Education

Paul Varoff, Excellence in Music Education

2013 Awards Banquet

2013

Don Wersky, Music Educator of the Year

Chris Tootle, Excellence in Music Education

Angelika Dyadchenko, Excellence in Music Education

Sarah Brown, Excellence in Music Education

Clyde Quick, Lifetime Achievement Award

2012

Glen Cain, Music Educator of the Year

2011

Carol Kouklis, Music Educator of the Year

2010

Mark Tulga, Music Educator of the Year

2009

Cindy Teresi, Music Educator of the Year

2008

Robin Willmer, Music Educator of the Year

2007

Donald Kendrick, Music Educator of the Year

2006

Margie Moon, Music Educator of the Year

2005

Kendall Yee, Music Educator of the Year

2004

Kevin Glaser, Music Educator of the Year

2003

Roy Fulmer, Music Educator of the Year

2002

William Zinn, Music Educator of the Year

2001

Brad North, Music Educator of the Year

2000

David Yamamoto, Music Educator of the Year

Elain Wersky, Excellence in Music Education

Ilda Ballin, Excellence in Music Education

Marge Lehr, Excellence in Music Education

Jerry Kirkpatrick, Excellence in Music Education(?)

1999

Sue Metz, Music Educator of the Year

Lois Carah, Excellence in Music Education

Don Wersky, Excellence in Music Education

Al Muller, Excellence in Music Education

Arnie Adreani, Excellence in Music Education

Senator Leroy Greene, Supporter of Music Education

1998

Paul Wurschmidt, Music Educator of the Year

Michelle Ratley, Excellence in Music Education

Lynn Stevens, Excellence in Music Education

Judd Chew, Outstanding Service to Music Education

1997

Bill Adam, Music Educator of the Year

Joss Bravo, Excellence in Music Education

Lorna Perpall, Excellence in Music Education

Milton Dick, Lifetime of Service to Music Education

Jack Hyde, Outstanding Service to Music Education

1996

Fred Lange, Music Educator of the Year

Jon Maloney, Excellence in Music Education

Janet Moe, Excellence in Music Education

Isac Paggett, Excellence in Music Education

William Bobolis, Lifetime of Service to Music Education

Elva Triplett, Lifetime of Service to Music Education

1995

Ralph Hughes, Music Educator of the Year

Rollin Potter, Excellence in Music Education

Mary Benson, Excellence in Music Education

Curtis Gaeser, Excellence in Music Education

Fredrick Westphal, Lifetime of Service to Music Education

Monroe DeJarnette, Lifetime of Service to Music Education

1994

Geff Igarashi, Music Educator of the Year

Craig Faniani, Excellence in Music Education

Janet Thorgrimson, Excellence in Music Education

Nina Vigel, Excellence in Music Education

Perla Warren, Excellence in Music Education

Joe Teresi, Outstanding Service to Music Education

1993

Duane Cunningham, Music Educator of the Year

Nancy Kreis, Excellence in Music Education

Dr. Carole Delaney, Excellence in Music Education

Herb Harrison, Excellence in Music Education

Ronald Holloway, Excellence in Music Education

Dorla Menmuir, Excellence in Music Education

Sue Metz, Excellence in Music Education


1992

1992

Gerald Lopes, Music Educator of the Year

Roy Fulmer, Excellence in Music Education

Sherry Lee Krauss, Excellence in Music Education

Lester Lehr, Excellence in Music Education

Tony Mickela, Excellence in Music Education

Lynn Tetlow, Excellence in Music Education

Leonard Pollacchi, Excellence in Music Education