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Cody Martin Headshot holding a guitar
Thursday, June 17, 2021

Former Music Education student, Cody Martin, recently received the CMEA Bay Section Outstanding Classroom/General Music Educator Award.

According to the CMEA Bay Section website, this award is, "For educators who...Read the full story >

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