Gerry Kreitzer, director of music activities
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Distinguished Award

Kreitzer Named Iowa’s Outstanding Music Educator

By Amanda Mayotte ’15

Gerry Kreitzer, director of music activities, was awarded the 2016 National Federation Outstanding Music Educator State Award by the Iowa High School Music Association. Kreitzer was recognized at the All-State Music Festival on Nov. 18, 2017.

The award is given to those who have distinguished themselves for exemplary service to U.S. high school music programs. Each state recognizes one person each year.

Gerry Kreitzer is handed the Outstanding Music Educator State Award

“Dr. Gerry Kreitzer is an amazing educator and musician,” says Terri Crumley, vice president for enrollment and marketing. “His love of music, passion for teaching, and compassionate spirit have had an immeasurable impact on the students and community here at Mount Mercy and throughout the state of Iowa.”

Kreitzer taught more than 700 students who were named Iowa All-State Musicians during his tenure at the high school level. He served as guest director eight times for his district’s All-State Choral Workshop, each time working with more than 250 students. Kreitzer has held five All-State Choral Workshops while at Mount Mercy, serving more than 900 students. ■