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Meet Ms. Hardwick!

Bethany Hardwick is the Director of Orchestras at Scott Johnson Middle School in McKinney, TX.  She holds degrees from the University of North Texas and Boston University.  Ms. Hardwick’s orchestras have earned consistent Sweepstakes awards in UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest, as well as “Best in Class” and “Overall Outstanding” in numerous Lone Star Music Contests.  Known to her students as "Ms. Hardy Party," Ms. Hardwick has established a reputation for being an inclusive orchestra director, and has presented at conventions, on podcasts, and at universities about how to include everyone in orchestra! 

Ms. Hardwick has received numerous accolades including Quarterfinalist for the GRAMMY Music Educator Award (2015, 2019), Campus Teacher of the Year (2016), Winston Churchill Distinguished Alumni in the Arts (2018), and the Cain Sczepanski Foundation in Special Education Award of Excellence (2019).  Ms. Hardwick performs regularly in the DFW area with string quartets, rock bands, and for community theatre.  In her free time, Ms. Hardwick loves to travel, hike with her dogs Zooey and Penny Lane, and watch Netflix!

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