In April 2013, San Francisco Classical Voice announced the inaugural Music Educator Award. In conjunction with that award, our winner — choral teacher Todd Wedge — was entered into the running for the Grammy Foundation’s Music Educator Award, also in its first year. Amazingly, Mr. Wedge made the quarterfinal cut, nationally.
Now, as the national Grammys announced its winner at the awards on Jan. 26, SFCV is begininning its search for Bay Area teaching greatness — the Music Educator of 2014. As last year, we are soliciting short recommendation letters about music teachers who have had a significant impact in a school situation and perhaps changed someone's life. SFCV’s second annual Music Educator Award will be timed to the Grammy Foundation’s calendar; the deadline for entries is March 20.
As last year, please submit the teacher’s name, school, and an essay of at least 250 words on how the teacher inspired you, with examples of their excellence in and out of class. Email your nomination to [email protected] with the subject heading: Music Teacher Award nomination.
Prizes: SFCV will sponsor the winner's nomination to the Grammy Foundation's Music Educator Award. In addition, the winner will receive complimentary SFCV Education membership for his/her school's music program. The winner and two runners-up will be featured in an SFCV article recognizing their remarkable impact on students' lives.
Eligibility: The award is open to current teachers based in the U.S., from K through college, in public and private schools. Teachers in after-school, private studios, or other educational settings are not eligible. Anyone can nominate a teacher — students, parents, friends, colleagues, community members, school deans and administrators — and teachers are also able to nominate themselves.
About San Francisco Classical Voice:
SFCV serves the arts community and its audiences with the highest-quality, free, original journalism covering concerts throughout the Bay Area and beyond. SFCV provides a searchable, sortable events calendar/database that lists almost every classical music event in the Bay Area; a ticket-discounting program; a multimedia database of composer biographies regularly accessed by students of all levels; a glossary of important musical terms; a searchable, sortable database of music teachers around the Bay; lists of music organizations and educational organizations; tips and advice from professionals for parents of young musicians; individual pages for musicians and local groups ... and much more.