10 Finalists Selected For 2016 Music Educator Award

A total of 10 music teachers from 10 cities across eight states have been announced as finalists for the third annual Music Educator Award. In total, more than 4,500 initial nominations were submitted from all 50 states.

A joint partnership and presentation of The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation, 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 quality music education in schools.


First NameLast NameSchoolCityState
BonnieAndersonCoronado Village Elementary School Universal City Texas
Krista Fanning Caddo Middle Magnet Shreveport La.
Anne Fennell Mission Vista High School Oceanside Calif. 
Frank Gawle Wilton High School Wilton Conn. 
Keith Hancock Tesoro High School Rancho Santa Margarita Calif.
Penelope Quesada Lincoln Elementary School Louisville Ky.
Phillip Riggs North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics   Durham N.C.
Bill Swick Las Vegas Academy of the Arts Las Vegas Nev.
Brayer Teague Downers Grove North High School Downers Grove Ill.
Lois Wiggins Edythe J. Hayes Middle School Lexington Ky.


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