Fredonia music teacher up for Grammy

An area ‘honor’

Andrew Bennett of the Fredonia Music Department is a quarterfinalist for the Grammy award.

Fredonia Music Department Instructional Leader Andrew Bennett has been selected as a 2022 Grammy Music Educator Award Quarterfinalist. This is his third time progressing to the Quarterfinalist stage.

Out of thousands of nominations from around the country 219 teachers were selected as quarterfinalists. The award recognizes educators who have made lasting contributions to the field of music education and who demonstrate a commitment to the broader cause of growing and maintaining strong music education programs in our nation’s schools.

“It is an honor to be listed among this prestigious group of Music Educators again,” Bennett said. “We have a vibrant music program here at Fredonia, and I am looking forward to using the next steps of this process to highlight the achievements of our student musicians and community.”

The list of quarterfinalists will be narrowed down to 15 semifinalists in the fall. From those semifinalists, 10 finalists will be chosen, and then one nominee will be declared the 2022 Grammy Music Educator of the Year at the 64th Grammy Awards.


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