Music for Young Children recognizes individuals who have played a special part in MYC’s history and designate this honor as a Cornerstone. The Cornerstone is awarded to someone who qualifies in at least one of the following four categories: (i) has made a significant contribution to MYC through years of service (ii) pioneered MYC in a new area or region (iii) exemplified what an MYC teacher is through dedication to teaching and in the community and (iv) made an extraordinary contribution to MYC.
Gunars Balodis, Director and Founding Partner, on the left and
Frances Balodis, Founder and Chairman of the Board, receive award from
Olivia Riddell, President and International Director and David Riddell, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
Sannly Cheng, Marketing Director of MYC-Singapore
Les Kearney, on the right, Management Consultant.
Lynn Koh (centre) Curriculum Director MYC-Singapore.
Dianne Markle, Administrator, retired.
Janice Reade, Public Relations Manager
Hyewon Yoon, on the right, Director MYC-South Korea.
Agnes Lenton - First Coordinator for Quebec.
Aimee Rau - Composed MYC's Theme Song, the Sunrise
Theme Song and other songs for the Sunrise program.
Alice Dearden - Composer of Critter Songs.
Betty Kingsbury - Coordinator of the Annapolis Valley, N.S.
David Steckenreiter - First Coordinator in Alberta, Technology
Coordinator, composer of I am a Star and other curriculum repertoire.
Frances Louard - First Coordinator of New Zealand.
Iris Hayes - Coordinator of Western Nova Scotia.
Jackie Hirvonen - First Coordinator of Ottawa and Eastern Ontario.
Marie Braedley - Coordinator for Truro & area (Nova Scotia).
Nancy Rogerson - First Coordinator of PEI and Sunrise Coordinator as well as Conference Chair of PEI 2006 Conference.
Peggy Harrison - Coordinator of Nova Scotia and Chairperson of the
MB1 curriculum revision.
Roxanne McGahey - Co-composer and co-curriculum writer for the revised Sunshine 2, Sunbeams 1, Sunbeams 2 and Sunbeams 3 curriculum, plus composer of other repertoire in the curriculum.
Sandra Poolton - Coordinator for Southern Ontario;
Chairperson for the Niagara 2008 Conference.
Sue Ward - MYC artist.
Wendy Knapp - Co-authored Lesson Plan books.
Steve Emberson - Type setter and sound engineer.
Lise Gauthier - French Translator of MYC materials.
Wendy Guimont - Originator of Technique Toolbox concept.
Barb Greer - Coordinator for Central Ontario;
Conference Chair for the 20th Anniversary Conference in 2000.
Janet Bruce-Coathup - Coordinator in Western Newfoundland and
consultant on first recordings of all rhythm
ensembles for cassette tapes.
Helena Evans - First Coordinator in Halifax, co-composer of
My You're Canadian and author of My Young Chanteurs.
Cessely Kemp - Original co-composer of all MYC curriculum.
Sue Krebsbach - First MYC teacher in Minnesota.
Maureen Reynolds - Co-composer of the first MYC adult program and
composer of Notable Critters.
Saundra Reynolds - Coordinator in Barrie, Borden and area.
Deborah MacDonald - Organizer and supporter
of the quilt project for the 20th Anniversary.
Ted Ellis - Technology Coordinator; composer of
Sight Reading curriculum in Breese.
Karen Furey - Coordinator of Eastern Newfoundland.
Khiet Lin - First Coordinator of Toronto and area.
Lydia Brown - CD vocalist.
Wes Hindle - Grandfather of MYC.
Betty Gatta - Coordinator of Cookstown,
Alliston and surrounding area in Ontario.
Jo Ann Core - Coordinator in South Western Ontario.
Sherri Duncan - Coordinator for Orillia and north.
Judy Dupuis - First Coordinator in Nova Scotia.
Shirley Gibb - Coordinator consultant.
Ann Hinson - First US Coordinator.
Tim Kemp - Original MYC artist.
Margaret Mallett - First Coordinator for British Columbia.
Gail Mergen - First Coordinator for Saskatchewan.
Kathy Muir - First Coordinator for New Brunswick.
Ruth Muxworthy - First Coordinator for Barrie and area.
Ray Myers - First type-setter for MYC curriculum.
Cathy Parker - First Coordinator for Manitoba.
Nancy Roy - One of the first three MYC teachers (taught until 2006).
Josephine Skinner - One of the first three MYC teachers (still teaching)
Gloria Venning - Coordinator of British Columbia and Vancouver Island.
Cheryl Wallace - First MIDI specialist for MYC.
Marlene Knowles- Coordinator for Bedford Nova Scotia and area.