It’s time to say thank you to ALL of those teachers who put in ALL of those hours to make sure that ALL of us love and play music today! And who better to do that than the people who bring you the GRAMMY Awards?
Supported by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and the National Education Association (NEA), the GRAMMY Music Educator Award is highly coveted and like the other national awards, just being nominated is a true honor and worthy of note.
Current, full-time educators in the United States who teach music in private or public schools – kindergarten to college – are eligible to be nominated. Recent recipients include Melissa Salguero, the 2018 recipient who teaches music in PS 48 in the South Bronx, the poorest congressional district in the United States, where she has taken a program without funding or instruments and earned grants and awards to make sure her students have the opportunity to participate in music. The 2017 recipient was Keith Hancock from California’s Tesoro High School, an award-winning school district where he provides choral music instruction for more than 250 students while maintaining an active performing and teaching schedule.
Does your APS school have a Grammy award recipient in your music department? The 2019 Music Educator Award Winner will be announced during GRAMMY Week, 2019.
Submit nominations and applications here for the 2020 Award.