Seattle’s music programs have won a lot of well-deserved awards, but a Grammy? It could happen.
Beth Fortune, who teaches Orchestra and Eclectic Strings at Washington
Middle School is one of only 25 semi-finalists nationwide for the 2015
Grammy Music Educator Award. She was selected from 7,000 applicants.
This is the second year The Recording Academy and The Grammy Foundation
will recognize a music educator who has "made a significant and lasting
contribution to the field of music education and who demonstrate[s] a
commitment to the broader cause of maintaining music education in the
Ten finalists will be announced in December, and the winner will be announced during Grammy week in February 2015.
The winner will be flown to Los Angeles to accept the award, attend the
GRAMMY Awards ceremony, and receive a $10,000 honorarium. The nine
finalists will each receive a $1,000 honorarium, and the schools of all
10 finalists also will receive matching grants.