Congratulations to Brenda Brenner, Associate Professor of Music (Music Education), who has been chosen as one of 217 music educators around the US to be a quarterfinalist in the first-ever Music Educator Award, presented by the Recording Academy and the Grammy Foundation. In total, more than 30,000 initial nominations were submitted from all 50 states. The semifinalists for the award will be announced in August.
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, the 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.