Dr. Justin Antos is the Director of Bands and Orchestras at Dwight D. Eisenhower High School in Blue Island, Illinois. He was recognized in 2022 as a Yamaha "40 Under 40" music educator, a CMA Foundation Music Teacher of Excellence, a Grammy Music Educator Award Finalist, and a Regional Teacher of the Year in Illinois. Antos holds a Ph.D. in...

Dr. Justin Antos is the Director of Bands and Orchestras at Dwight D. Eisenhower High School in Blue Island, Illinois. He was recognized in 2022 as a Yamaha "40 Under 40" music educator, a CMA Foundation Music Teacher of Excellence, a Grammy Music Educator Award Finalist, and a Regional Teacher of the Year in Illinois. Antos holds a Ph.D. in music education and is a National Board Certified Teacher.

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Every day, I feel blessed to go to work, excited to make music with my students. These kids are some of the most humble, diligent and talented young people from some of the most selfless and genuine families I have ever met. There is no group of students I would rather teach or no community in which I would rather serve … but my job is sometimes far from perfect.

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