Today we’d like to recognize Chris Gleason, the 2016-2017 Wisconsin Middle School Teacher of the Year, a national semifinalist for the 2017 Grammy Music Educator Award, and the only music educator among the four finalists for the National Teacher of the Year Award.
The Grammys are this Sunday! While those of us in the MakeMusic office have our fingers crossed for our favorite artists, including Gordon Goodwin and fellow Finale users Tim Davies and Darcy James Argue, we already know the winner of one of the awards.
11/29/2017 UPDATE: Brian Balmages is again working to help others this holiday season (and he’s just a few hundred dollars from his goal).
In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Day, we’re celebrating teachers who made a difference.Recognize Your Mentor
Show your appreciation by entering your special teacher in a drawing to win $500 in gift cards.
Today, Tuesday, March 8, is International Women’s Day, an opportunity to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievement of women. In observation of the day I’d like to recognize one inspirational music educator.
This week marks the third year that the Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation have presented a GRAMMY Music Educator Award. The 2016 winner is Phillip Riggs, of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham.
The Tarpon Springs High School music program is extremely successful, with seven different ensembles performing on a national level. A few weeks ago I began a conversation with band director Kevin Ford in which we learned a bit about the program, staff, and their use of SmartMusic.
I keep hearing great things from Florida about the Tarpon Springs High School music program, whose marching band is a seven-time Bands of America AA and AAA Division National Champion (seen above in Grand Nationals).
Musicians and superheroes have a lot in common. Besides both being forces for good, they also frequently fulfill different roles by day and night.