Milton Teachers Nominated for Grammy Awards?
You can make it happen: A newly-established Grammy award honors music educators and nominations are open until April 15. What Milton music teachers do you think are worthy of this honor?
A new Grammy award honoring music educators will be presented for the first time during next year's awards ceremony.
What Milton music teachers deserve to be nominated for this award? We've had a couple recommendations on Facebook:
* "Gary Good, Milton High School. He is a phenomenal teacher and leader to all the students who are lucky to have him!"
* "April Allegrezza, Collicot/Cunningham Music Teacher. She is the first introduction to music at the Elementary level. The children adore her and she is instrumental in developing their love of music!"
Who else should be nominated for the Music Educator Grammy? Tell us in the comments.
The Music Educator Award was created "to recognize music educators for their contributions to our musical landscape and their positive influence on their students' musical experiences," according to a press release from the Grammy Foundation, which continues:
- 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 themselves.
- 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 nomination process is open now and the deadline for nominations is April 15, 2013.
- To view guidelines and/or to nominate your favorite music educator, visit www.grammymusicteacher.com.
Louisa Hufstader was a Grammy voter in the 1990s.