This Sunday, many music lovers will be tuning in to the 57th annual GRAMMY Awards. As we watch some of our favorite musicians take the stage, it behooves us to remember that behind every great musician is a great teacher.
Last year, the GRAMMY Foundation acknowledged this sentiment with the creation of the Music Educator Award, presented in conjunction with the Recording Academy. The award is given to educators 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."
This year's winner was chosen out of more than 7,000 nominees from all 50 states. Jared Cassedy is the director of bands at Windham High School in New Hampshire, and the director of K-12 fine arts for the Windham School District. He joined us from Los Angeles, where he'll be accepting the award this weekend.
Jared Cassedy, director of bands at Windham High School in New Hampshire, and the director of K-12 fine arts for the Windham School District.
This segment aired on February 4, 2015.