Liberty music teacher is finalist for Grammy Music Educator Award
By Carroll County Times staff
Dec 07, 2017 | 3:40 PM
Brandi Jason, an instrumental music teacher at Liberty High School, has been selected as a finalist for the 2018 Grammy Music Educator Award. She has been a semifinalist for this award for two consecutive years.
The nine finalists and their schools will each receive a $1,000 grant. The winner and their school each get $10,000, and the winner will be flown to New York to attend the 60th annual Grammy Awards in January and a range of Grammy week events.
The honor is presented by the Recording Academy and the Grammy Museum. Music teachers were selected from more than 2,300 nominees at public and private schools across the country for their significant and lasting contribution to their field.
The Music Educator Award was established to “recognize current educators 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,” according to a press release.
“Applicants must be exemplars of the best in the field and have made a measurable difference in the lives of students, as well as a significant impact on their school and the community.”