Friday, September 26, 2014

James has made the Top 25!

The GRAMMY Foundation® and The Recording Academy® have partnered to present the Music Educator Award™, to recognize music educators for their contributions to our musical landscape. Vol State’s own James Story was one of the 222 Quarterfinalists, and just this morning it was announced on CBS News that he has made the top 25 semifinalists.

James says he’s excited about what the publicity could mean for the program and the college. We personally think it’s a great recognition of his hard work and devotion to music education for more than three decades in Sumner County and at Vol State in particular.

The award is open to current U.S. music teachers from kindergarten through college, in public and private schools. One winner will be selected from 10 finalists each year to be recognized for their remarkable impact on their student’s lives. The winner will be flown to Los Angeles to accept the award and attend the GRAMMYs, and they will receive a $10,000 honorarium along with a $10,000 grant for his/her school. The nine finalists and their schools will each receive a $1,000 honorarium. Finalists will be announced in December.

The award will be presented at the Special Merit Awards Ceremony & Nominees Reception during GRAMMY Week 2015.

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