Best music administrator in state is in Cobb

The Georgia Music Educators Association recently recognized Christopher Ferrell as the Administrator of the Year for his work as the Cobb County School District Supervisor of Instrumental Music.

Ferrell has served students in Cobb County through music education for 13 years and worked as an educator for 25 years.

He helped form the renowned band program at Hillgrove High School, which is scheduled to march in the 75th Anniversary of D-Day Parade in Normandy, France in June.

Ferrell also assists other music educators from around Cobb County to develop notable musical programs such as the one at Lassiter High School, which performed in the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day in California.

“I truly believe that music matters in the life of every child,” Ferrell said in a CCSD statement. “Whether having the opportunity to learn to play an instrument or to sing, the lifelong benefits of music are incredible. Music not only brings joy but helps build perseverance, intellectual curiosity, coordination, emotional development and self-discipline.”

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Ferrell added, “The Cobb County School District has been an exceptionally strong supporter of music education in our school system, and I am very proud to be a small part of what teachers and students do every day.”

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