The Recording Academy and GRAMMY Museum's Music Educator Award
2020 Music Educator Award Quarterfinalists Announced
The benefits of music education are as wide-ranging as they are long-lasting, and it all starts with the passion and dedication of those who choose to teach. In this spirit, the Recording Academy and GRAMMY Museum have announced this year's quarterfinalists for the Music Educator Award. The 189 teachers selected come from 179 cities across the U.S. and are in the running to recieve cash honorariums, with generous support and resources provided by the Ford Motor Company Fund.
Established to recognize current educators from kindergarted through college in public or private shools, the Music Educator Award honors teachers who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education and demonstrate a commitment to the broader cause of maintaining music education in the schools. Each year, a recipient is chosen from 10 finalists and recognized for their remarkable impact on students' lives. Last year's winner was Dr. Jeffrey Redding of West Orange High School in Winter Garden, Fla.
So proud to meet Dr. Jeffrey Redding this year’s Grammy Educator of the Year just before my speech at @RecordingAcad Entertainment Law Initiative gala! He is teaching our next generation of Grammy award women artists #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/Xl2X9e4Q9F
— Tina Tchen (@TinaTchen) February 9, 2019
This year's seventh annual honoree will be flown to Los Angeles to attend the 62nd annual GRAMMY Awards and a full lineup of GRAMMY Week events. The nine finalists will be awarded a $1,000 honorarium, and the scholls of all 10 finalists will receive matching grants. Additionally, 15 semifinalists will receive a $500 honorarium with matching school grants, all made pde possible by the GRAMMY Museum's Education Chamption Ford Motor Company Fund.
The next step for this outstanding group of music educators is to await the semifinalist annoucement in September. The award is open to current U.S. music teachers, and anyone can nominate a teacher—students, parents, friends, colleagues, community members, school deans, and administrators. Teachers are also able to nominate themselves, and nominated teachers are notified and invited to fill out an application.
For more information, visit www.grammymusicteacher.com.