219 QUARTERFINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR 2022 MUSIC
EDUCATOR AWARD™ PRESENTED BY THE RECORDING
ACADEMY® AND GRAMMY MUSEUM®
RECIPIENT AND FINALISTS TO RECEIVE CASH HONORARIUMS, WITH
GENEROUS SUPPORT AND RESOURCES PROVIDED BY FORD MOTOR
WHO: A total of 219 music teachers from 204 cities have been announced as quarterfinalists for the
Music Educator Award™ presented by the Recording Academy® and GRAMMY Museum®. In
addition to our quarterfinalists, 189 legacy applicants from 2021 will also be eligible to win the
award this year.
WHAT: The Music Educator Award was established to recognize current educators (kindergarten
through 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 GRAMMY Museum, the recipient will be recognized during GRAMMY®
The award is open to current U.S. music teachers, and anyone can nominate a teacher —
students, parents, friends, colleagues, community members, school deans, and administrators.
Teachers are also able to nominate themselves, and nominated teachers are notified and
invited to fill out an application.
Each year, one recipient is selected from 10 finalists and recognized for their remarkable impact
on students' lives. The eighth annual honoree will be flown to Los Angeles to attend the 64th
Annual GRAMMY Awards® and a range of GRAMMY Week events. The nine additional finalists
will receive a $1,000 honorarium, and the schools of all 10 finalists will receive matching grants.
Fifteen semifinalists will receive a $500 honorarium with matching school grants. The matching
grants provided to the schools are made possible by the generosity and support of the
GRAMMY Museum’s Education Champion Ford Motor Company Fund. In addition, American
Choral Directors Association, National Association for Music Education, The NAMM Foundation,
and the National Education Association support this program through outreach to their
WHEN: The semifinalists will be announced in September.
WHERE: For more information, please visit www.grammymusicteacher.com.