Deadline for award nominations is April 15, 2013
LOS ANGELES, CA (Feb. 11, 2013) On last night's 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards® broadcast, President/CEO Neil Portnow joined GRAMMY Foundation
Honorary Board Chair Ryan Seacrest and multi-GRAMMY-winning artist Justin Timberlake to announce that the GRAMMY Foundation and The Recording Academy
are partnering to present their first-ever Music Educator Award
to recognize music educators for their contributions to our musical landscape and their positive
influence on their students' musical experiences.
The award is open to current U.S. music teachers from kindergarten through college, in public and private schools. Anyone can nominate a
teacher students, parents, friends, colleagues, community members, school deans and administrators and teachers are also able to nominate
Nominated teachers will be notified and invited to fill out an application. One winner will be selected from 10 finalists each year
to be recognized for their remarkable impact on their students' lives. The first award will be presented during GRAMMY Week 2014. The winner
will be flown to Los Angeles to accept the award, attend the GRAMMY Awards, and receive a $10,000 honorarium. The nine finalists will
receive a $1,000 honorarium.
The honorariums provided to the winners are made possible by a grant from the Ford Motor Company Fund. This new partnership with the Ford
Motor Company Fund expands their financial support of GRAMMY Foundation music education initiatives.
The deadline for nominations is April 15, 2013.
To view guidelines and/or to nominate your favorite music educator, visit www.grammymusicteacher.com
About the sponsors:
The GRAMMY Foundation® was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of
recorded music to American culture. The Foundation works in partnership with its founder, The Recording
Academy®, to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of
preserving our rich cultural heritage. For more information, visit www.grammyfoundation.org.
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals
that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY
Awards, The Recording Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers
and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information, visit www.grammy.com.
Ford Motor Company Fund & Community Services works with community partners to advance driving safety, education and community life. Innovation in education is encouraged through national programs that enhance high school learning and provide college scholarships and university grants. For more information, visit www.community.ford.com.
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