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Nominations Now Open for Music Educator Award

The Award is Presented by The Recording Academy® and The GRAMMY Foundation®

Santa Monica CA— The fourth annual Music Educator Award nominations are now open through March 15, 2016 at GRAMMYMusicTeacher.com.

The prestigious award presented by The Recording Academy® and The GRAMMY Foundation® was established to recognize exceptional music educators throughout the country 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.

North County teachers Anne Fennel, Mission Vista High School and Ulli Reiner from the Poway Unified School District were among  25 music teachers from 25 cities across 15 states who were announced as semifinalists for the 2015 Music Educator Award™ presented by The Recording Academy® and the GRAMMY Foundation® [See story here]

Nominated teachers will be notified and invited to fill out an application. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2016. 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.

One recipient will be selected from 10 finalists and will be recognized for his/her remarkable impact on students’ lives. The winner will be flown to the host city of the GRAMMY Awards to be recognized during GRAMMY Week 2017. The winner will also attend the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards ceremony, and a range of GRAMMY Foundation events. The nine additional finalists will receive a $1,000 honorarium, and the schools of all 10 finalists will receive matching grants. 15 semifinalists will each receive a $500 honorarium with matching school 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, Disney Performing Arts, Ford Motor Company Fund and Journeys. In addition, the American Choral Directors Association, the National Association for Music Education, the NAMM Foundation and the National Education Association support this program through outreach to their constituencies.