25 MUSIC TEACHERS FROM 24 CITIES ACROSS 16 STATES HAVE BEEN SELECTED
A total of 25 music teachers, from 24 cities across 16 states, have been announced as semifinalists for the Music Educator Award™ presented by the Recording Academy® and GRAMMY Museum®. In total, more than 1,135 initial nominations were submitted from 49 states. Nominations for the 2023 Music Educator Award are now open at www.grammymusicteacher.com.
|Name School City State|
Bonnie Anderson Miller’s Point Elementary School Converse Texas
Justin Antos Dwight D. Eisenhower High School Frankfort Illinois
Stephen Blanco Las Vegas High School Las Vegas Nevada
Joshua Boyd Newnan High School Newnan Georgia
Michael Coelho Ipswich High School Newburyport Massachusetts
Kyle Cook Western Branch Middle School Portsmouth Virginia
Stephen Cox Eastland High School Eastland Texas
Cory Joy Craig Benton Intermediate School Shreveport Louisiana
Christine Cumberledge Central Junior High School Euless Texas
Brandon Elliott Moorpark College Moorpark California
Chris Gleason Patrick Marsh Middle School Sun Prairie Wisconsin
Sarah Gulish Lower Moreland High School Huntingdon Valley Pennsylvania
Ryan Mack P.S. 10 Magnet School of Math, Science, & Design Technology Brooklyn New York
Chris Maunu Arvada West High School Arvada Colorado
Amber Moss Lakeside Middle School-Garland County Hot Springs Arkansas
Trevor Nicholas Nicholas Senn High School Chicago Illinois
Zachary Pitt-Smith Edna Brewer Middle School Oakland California
Bethany Robinson Noblesville High School Noblesville Indiana
Yael Rothfeld Thurston Elementary School Ann Arbor Michigan
Jason Schayot Berkner High School Richardson Texas
Matthew Shephard Meridian Early College High School Sanford Michigan
Katie Silcott Olentangy Shanahan Middle School Lewis Center Ohio
Matthew Trevino Roan Forest Elementary San Antonio Texas
Alice Tsui New Bridges Elementary Brooklyn New York
Tammy Yi Chapman University Orange California
WHAT: The Music Educator Award recognizes current educators who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the music education field and demonstrate a commitment to the broader cause of maintaining music education in the schools. The recipient will be recognized during GRAMMY® Week 2022.
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.
Each year, one recipient is selected from 10 finalists and recognized for their remarkable impact on students’ lives. They will receive a $10,000 honorarium and matching grant for their school’s music program. The nine additional finalists will receive a $1,000 honorarium and matching grants. The remaining 15 semifinalists will receive a $500 honorarium with matching school grants.
The matching grants provided to the schools are made possible by the generosity and support of the GRAMMY Museum’s Education Champion Ford Motor Company Fund. In addition, the American Choral Directors Association, National Association for Music Education, NAMM Foundation, and National Education Association support this program through outreach to their constituencies.
|The finalists will be announced in December. For more information, please visit www.grammymusicteacher.com.|