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    Washington MS music teacher on the short list for an Educator Grammy
    Posted on 10/01/2014
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    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 schools."

    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.