Trevor Browne Performing Arts Teacher Selected as Grand Canyon Hall of Fame Inductee

Posted by Community Relations Department on 2/19/2014

Performing arts teacher Nick Halonen has been selected as an inductee into the Academic Hall of Fame for Grand Canyon University. The Academic Hall of Fame was created to recognize alumni who have distinguished themselves since graduation and exemplify the GCU spirit. The 2014 Academic Hall of Fame awards will be presented at a special ceremony during Homecoming on March 1. 




Halonen holds both a Baccalaureate and Master's degree from GCU. He is in his tenth year as the Choir Director at Trevor G. Browne High School where he maintains a rigorous choral curriculum while offering his students emotional support and encouragement. He has been the Performing Arts Facilitator for the Phoenix Union High School District. He was selected as the 2009 Employee of the Year for Trevor Browne and was selected by the students as the 2013 Teacher of the Year.   Halonen is currently a director for the Phoenix Children’s Chorus and is often a guest honor choir clinician throughout Arizona. His choral career is highlighted with the Phoenix Symphony Chorus and the Royal Renaissance Singers. He and his wife are church musicians at Spirit Song United Methodist Church in Northwest Peoria.