BLUE ISLAND, Ill. (WLS) — A high school teacher is making Chicago Proud by molding young minds with the sound of music.
In fact, he is one of 30 teachers, across the country, who will receive the CMA Foundation’s Music Teacher of Excellence award Wednesday night in Nashville, Tennessee.
Music in all its forms can move us. Even the imperfect chords of a high school band can ignite feelings. One Chicago area teacher believes the feelings music evokes should be accessible to everyone.
“There’s something about music, it really teaches us to be human,” said Justin Antos, Ph.D. “And I think if there’s anything we need a little bit more of in the world is a little bit more humanity.”
Antos teaches band at Dwight D. Eisenhower High School in Blue Island and says he’s loved music since childhood.
“I was very fortunate to have to some wonderful music teachers