For a lifetime of contribution to music and musicians

The Crystal Baton Award was created by The Gift of Music Foundation to recognize individuals whose passion for music is contagious and unwavering.  For those with an extraordinary ability to impact people through teaching, mentoring, leading, and inspiring.  If life is a symphony, these are the conductors who draw out the best in people, and create a masterpiece of talent, skills, drive, and potential that ensures that music thrives, and can enrich all of our lives.

There are many who wield a baton, but only a select few change lives through the power of music.