Brian Kieffer, KSU alum, named Music Educator of the Year in Stark County

Brian Kieffer, an alumnus of Kent State University, has been named Stark County’s 2018 Music Educator of the Year. It was announced on Sat., March 3 during the Canton Symphony’s MasterWorks concert. He was among 10 distinguished music educators named as finalists, including fellow Kent State graduates Richard Kibler and Cynthia Grove.

For over 25 years, Mr. Kieffer has taught at GlenOak High School. During his tenure, the high school choral program has grown to include 9 choirs with around 350 students participating. He earned his Master of Music in Choral Conducting from Kent State while continuing to teach.

The other finalists included:

  • Amy Bush-Canton Local Schools

  • Heather Cooper-Canton County Day School

  • Ralena Dahlheimer-Canton City Schools

  • Mindy Domer-Carrollton Exempted Village Schools

  • Cynthia Grove-Jackson Local Schools

  • Richard Kibler-Lake Local Schools

  • Susan Michaels-Alliance City Schools

  • Michele Monigold-Jackson Local Schools

  • Beth Polen-Perry Local Schools

POSTED: Friday, March 9, 2018 - 10:04am
UPDATED: Friday, March 9, 2018 - 10:05am