April 15 is the nomination deadline for the first-ever GRAMMY Music Educator Award. At the 2013 awards ceremony, the GRAMMY Foundation and The Recording Academy announced a new award to recognize music educators for their contributions to the 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 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 ceremony and receive a $10,000 honorarium. The nine finalists will receive a $1,000 honorarium.
To view guidelines and/or to nominate your favorite music educator, visit www.grammymusicteacher.com.