North Central Kansas Music Educators Association

NCKMEA In-Person mini-conventions scheduled for Dec. 5, 2020 and Feb. 6, 2021 have been cancelled. Rosters will be published.
NCKMEA Outstanding Music Educators - 2020-21
Congratulations to the following NCKMEA members on their selection as the NCKMEA Outstanding Music Educators for 2020-21.
High School
Lindsay Modin
Orchestra Director
Salina Public Schools USD-305

Lindsay Modin is currently in her 18th year of teaching, all in USD-305, where she is the Orchestra Teacher at Central High School, Lakewood Middle School, and Cottonwood, Heusner, Meadowlark Ridge, and Oakdale Elementary Schools. She earned her Master of Music degree from Kansas State University (2009) and her Bachelor in Music Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2003). Modin has been a member of the Salina Symphony Orchestra and served on their Board of Directors, played in several pit orchestras for Salina Community Theater productions, and founded and directed the Salina Preparatory Youth Orchestra and Preludio Strings ensembles of the Salina Youth Symphony Program until 2018. She was an adjunct music faculty member at Kansas Wesleyan University and maintained a private studio for several years until 2018.

Modin was named the American String Teachers' Association "Young Teacher of the Year" in 2010. Her Lakewood Tri-M Music Honor Society was named National Jr. Chapter of the Year in 2010 and 2013, and the Kansas Chapter of the Year 2011 and 2012. Modin was a Salina USD-305 Master Teacher nominee in 2016 and 2019. She has also served as a Mentor Teacher in her school district. Her Orchestras consistently receive top ratings at music festivals and contests. Modin has been a guest conductor at String Fling at KSU, a judge for several music festivals across the state, and has worked at the High Plains Music Camp at FHSU.

Modin is a member of the National Association for Music Educators, Kansas Music Educators Association, American String Teachers Association (2003-2019), Pi Kappa Lambda national music honor society, Tri-M International Music Honor Society, Golden Key International Honor Society, and KNEA.

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