Loudoun County, VA (June 24, 2015) – Three Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) music educators have been named quarter finalists in the year’s GRAMMY foundation Music Educator Award.
The quarter finalists are Mark Campayno, who teaches guitar at Broad Run High School; Dr. Miroslav Lončar, a guitar teacher at Park View High School; and Duane Minnick, the director of bands and fine arts chair at Briar Woods High School.
A total of 213 music teachers from 194 cities across 42 states have been announced as quarter-finalists for the Music Educator Award™. This recognition is presented by The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation. More than 4,500 initial nominations were submitted from all 50 states.
The Music Educator Award was established to recognize current educators (K through college, public and private schools) 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. A joint partnership and presentation of The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation, this special award will be presented at the Special Merit Awards Ceremony & Nominees Reception (honoring recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award, Trustees Award and Technical GRAMMY® Award) during GRAMMY Week 2016.