Over 200 music teachers across the United States have been announced as quarterfinalists for the first-ever GRAMMY Music Educator Award. Out of the 30,000 total applications received, fourteen Illinois teachers have been chosen to advance in the selection process, including three from Naperville, one each from Joliet, Lake Forest, Wilmette, and several from other area schools.
The semifinalists will be announced in August.
More information about the award via the press release:
“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 have its inaugural presentation at the Special Merit Awards Ceremony and Nominees Reception honoring recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award, Trustee Award, Technical GRAMMY® Award during GRAMMY Week 2014.”