Must Read: Grammy Committee Announces Brand New Award Ahead Of 2014 Show

Published: Monday 9th Dec 2013 by David

Nights after Tamar Braxton and Beyonce learned that their work had been recognised by the committee here, the music industry readies the arrival of a brand new Grammy award today- announced one month before its ceremony takes place at LA’s ‘Staples Centre.’

Details on the interesting new development below…

As to celebrate the work carried out by music teachers across the country, the Grammy committee welcomes the birth of the ‘Music Educator Award’.

This,seeking to honour and ‘recognise current educators from kindergarten through college 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.’

Billboard Biz explains:

“The award will have its inaugural presentation at the Special Merit Awards Ceremony & Nominees Reception honouring recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award, Trustees Award and Technical Grammy Award during Grammy Week 2014.

The winner will be flown to Los Angeles to accept the award, attend the 56th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony and receive a $10,000 honorarium. The nine finalists will receive a $1,000 honorarium, and the schools of all 10 finalists also will receive matching grants.

Companies and organisations supporting the award include the Grammy Foundation’s Education Champions Box Tops For Education, Converse, Ford Motor Company Fund, Journeys, Microsoft Surface and Universal Music Group.”

Peep the full list of finalists below…

First Name      Last Name                  School                                              City                          State
Lisa                  Bianconi                      Kurn Hattin Homes for Children          Westminster                 Vt.
Charles             Cushinery                    Ed W. Clark High School                     Las Vegas                    Nev.
Andrew             DeNicola                     John P. Stevens High School                Edison                         N.J.
Vivian               Gonzalez                     South Miami K-8 Center                      Miami                          Fla.
Kent                 Knappenberger            Westfield Academy and Central School  Westfield                     N.Y.
Kathrine           Kouns                          Horizon High School                           Scottsdale                    Ariz.
Glen                 McCarthy                     George Mason University                    Fairfax                         Va.
Steve                Vutsinas                      Grassfield High School                        Chesapeake                 Va.
Jo                     Wallace-Abbie              Plano West Senior High School            Plano                           Texas
Mary Jo             West                            George Mason High School                Falls Church                  Va.

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  1. Hot Tottie December 9, 2013

    Glen McCarthy George Mason University

    Whoop Whoop! Thats my school!!!

  2. Just Sayin December 9, 2013

    This is great, very positive.

    Aww @ Beyoncé’s acceptance speech there she said Columbia twice LOL! Nervous.

  3. kip December 9, 2013

    I’m officially convinced that this site is on Tamar’s, Ciara’s and Beyonce’s payroll. Both Fantasia and Tamar were nominated for 3 but you only acknowledge Tamar. And Beyonce was a feature.

  4. BanjeeRiri December 9, 2013

    What a positive award. I love this.

  5. KatyKadet December 9, 2013

    Whoever made this award deserves an award.

  6. TurntUp4Cici December 9, 2013

    When will Rihanna win a Grammy for album of the year.

  7. FAF December 9, 2013

    @KIP they stan for K michelle also so I doubt they’re on K Michelle’s payroll Ciara is nice to everyone so noone dislikes her except harlots & s**** (Rihanna, Sandra Rose)

  8. DeezHoes December 9, 2013

    Soon beyonce will be wearing grammy earrings

    Beyonce will a Grammy for breathing

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  10. LIVE December 9, 2013

    I have a feeling Kendrick and Mary J. Blige might win the award for rap sung collab

  11. Os December 9, 2013

    This is wonderful. full time music teachers get the well deserve recognition on a different level.

  12. Mother December 9, 2013

    When will Cedric even be nominated for Album of the year? Rihanna has been. In fact when will Cedric get her own Grammy? When will Cedric matter?

  13. Navy Nick December 9, 2013

    this is a great category!!!

  14. Lil Mo Stan and trey burkes husband (Kendricks d*** game wasnt on point) December 9, 2013

    @turntup4cici when will SUEara obtain a tenth percent of relevance? Will this be around the time she becomes Future’s fifth baby momma and ex wife? Or when she gets promoted to store manager at Five Guys.

  15. P. December 9, 2013

    I declare.

    The Awards Academy will find anyway possible to give Beyoncé an award.

    TGJ, y’all need to hope off the Bey Bandwagon and get out of the Tamar Taxi cause y’all are clearly delusional.

    Where the hell is Adele to put these Jacks back in the box?

  16. FreeBreezy December 9, 2013

    This is so darn random! But a great award!

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  18. Diamond December 9, 2013

    Loved Toni’s speech. Can’t for Tamar to have her moment. Love & War is an amazing album and she should get awarded for that.

  19. Skyfall December 10, 2013

    Actually Adele’s song “Skyfall” was nominated for best song written for a

  20. stephy tha lambily December 10, 2013

    Damn, Mariah looked like she was smoking crack back then.. She looked scary skinny YUK!!

  21. JOHNVIDAL December 10, 2013

    Aww Mariah girl… a true legend! Vision of Love… what a debut.

  22. JOHNVIDAL December 10, 2013

    OMG guys did you see the other video titled 31th grammy female vocal of the year?????? The moment Whitney motherfucking Houston appears on screen??? I almost died! Stunning.
    Damn it those were the days. So much talent. People being awarded nowadays… sad.

  23. Mama V December 14, 2013

    You want to be her? So do that make you a Wannabe cause you admire a person speaking to all the Haters saying Tamar a wannabe a Bey. Give all female artist their respected Fame and if Bey,Mary J,Toni,Mariah and even Tamar let them be and Haters need to get a Life. One thing I can say Tamar is a Singer/Sanger and Bey is a Performer it’s a different. Me/I being a Singer too I hear Tones/rRanges and Tamar out Sings Bey while Bey out Performs Tamar so me I rather listen to good music than see a show where’s lip-sync is Necessary. That’s Entertainment and each artist JOB. So enjoy and NoOne deserve an award by Name only or for just Breathing. Congrats and Good Luck to all Artist!!!

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