Recipient and Finalists to Receive Cash Honorariums, with Generous Support and Resources Provided by the GRAMMY Foundation ®’s Education Champions Converse, Ford Motor Company Fund, General Mills Box Tops For Education, and Journeys
Inaugural Award will be Presented at the Special Merit Awards Ceremony during GRAMMY ® Week 2014
The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation ® are currently reviewing submissions received for the first-ever Music Educator Award.
The Music Educator Award was established to recognize current educators (K ““ college, public and private schools) who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education and who demonstrate a commitment to the broader cause of maintaining music education in the schools. A joint partnership and presentation of The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation, this special award will be first presented at the Special Merit Awards Ceremony (Lifetime Achievement Awards, Trustee Awards, Technical GRAMMY ® ) during GRAMMY Week 2014.
As announced on the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards ® by President/CEO of The Recording Academy and GRAMMY Foundation Neil Portnow, TV and radio host/producer and GRAMMY Foundation Honorary Board Chair Ryan Seacrest, and six-time GRAMMY ® winner Justin Timberlake, the award was open to current United States music teachers, and anyone can nominate a teacher “” students, parents, friends, colleagues, community members, school deans and administrators. Teachers were also able to nominate themselves, and nominated teachers were notified and invited to fill out an application. One recipient will be selected from 10 finalists each year, and will be recognized for his/her remarkable impact on students’ lives. The winner will be flown to Los Angeles to accept the award, attend the GRAMMY Awards ceremony, and receive a $10,000 honorarium. The nine finalists will receive a $1,000 honorarium, and the schools of all 10 finalists also will receive matching grants. The honorariums and grants provided to the finalists and schools are made possible by the generosity and support of the GRAMMY Foundation’s Education Champions Converse, Ford Motor Company Fund, General Mills Box Tops For Education, and Journeys.
The quarterfinalists will be announced in early May at www.GRAMMYMusicTeacher.com .