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SPPS Has Five Candidates for the Manilow Music Teacher Award

SPPS Has Five Candidates for the Manilow Music Teacher Award

Five Saint Paul Public Schools music educators are finalists for the Twin Cities’ Manilow Music Teacher Award. You can vote now at

The recipient receives a $5,000 prize in addition to a $5,000 Manilow Bucks credit that can be used to purchase instruments for their classroom. Manilow Music Teacher Award honorees will be invited to a Barry Manilow concert and presented with their award in a special backstage ceremony on August 2 at Xcel Energy Center. The award is presented by the Manilow Fund and The Manilow Music Project.

Congratulations to the following five nominees:

Central High School

Teacher: Matthew Oyen (Instrumental Music)

Harding High School

Jennifer Greupner (Instrumental Music)

Humboldt High School

Teacher: Jeremy Barnes (Instrumental Music) 

Johnson High School

Todd Hanlon-Alle (Instrumental Music) 

Washington Technology

Teacher: Daniel Perelstein (Instrumental Music) 

Voting will close June 15. The Manilow Music Teacher Award honoree will be announced no later than June 28, 2024.