Mineral Point 5th and 9th-12th grade band teacher, Matt Nevers, has been nominated for a Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Teacher of the Year Award.

The 36th annual awards show will be held April 17 at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton.

Finalists for the People’s Choice Awards have been announced. These awards represent a subset of the awards presented by WAMI, allowing for statewide voting by anyone who wishes to nominate in select categories. A quadrant system is used to ensure representation from all areas of the state.

Nevers is a nominee in the Teaching category from the Southwest quadrant.

The Wisconsin Area Music Industry (www.wamimusic.com) is a volunteer organization whose purpose is to educate and recognize the achievements and accomplishments of individuals in the Wisconsin music industry. The group also provides opportunities for youth to perform in an annual Youth Music Showcase, while encouraging students and emerging artists by awarding scholarship monies to assist with their music education.