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Jason named Grammy music educator award quarterfinalist

Brandi Jason, an instrumental music teacher at Liberty High School, has been named a quarterfinalist for the 2016 GRAMMY Music Educator Award.

A total of 213 music teachers from 194 cities and 42 states have been announced as quarterfinalists for the award, presented by The Recording Academy and the Grammy Foundation. In total, more than 4,500 initial nominations were submitted from all 50 states.

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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 the Grammy Foundation, this award will be presented at the Special Merit Awards Ceremony & Nominees Reception during Grammy Week 2016. One recipient will be selected from 10 finalists, and will be recognized for his or her impact on students' lives. The winner will be flown to host city of the Grammy Awards to accept the award, attend the Grammy Awards ceremony, and receive a $10,000 honorarium. The nine other finalists will each receive a $1,000 honorarium, and the schools of all 10 finalists will receive matching grants.

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