Honors Awards


In addition to earning badges, Muse Academy selects a few outstanding students each year to be recognized with our Honors Awards.  Awards are presented at the yearly awards ceremony.

The Tenth Muse Award

“Be thou the tenth Muse, ten times more in worth
Than those old nine which rhymers invocate;
And he that calls on thee, let him bring forth
Eternal numbers to outlive long date.”

The Tenth Muse Award is presented to a single student each year who not only exhibits exceptional musical talent and progress, but also best exemplifies the message and philosophy of Muse Academy. The recipient of the Tenth Muse Award will be a student who has taken initiative in his or her own learning, has demonstrated a deep curiosity in a broad range of musical areas, and has become a source of inspiration to his or her peers.  The recipient is selected by the founders of Muse Academy through consultation with faculty members.  The same student may not receive the award two years in a row.  The 10th Muse recipient will receive an engraved plaque, and will be recognized on our website.

Giant Steps Awards

Giant Steps Awards are presented to students who have shown exceptional growth and progress in their lessons over the course of the year.  This is one of our most important and exciting awards because it signifies that something has “clicked” in the learning process and that giant leaps are soon to come.  Awards are based on faculty recommendations.