Toccoa Falls College Assistant Professor of Music Education William David Stufft has been named as a quarter-finalist for the first ever GRAMMY Foundation Music Educator Award. Mr. Stufft has served the college since 1985 and received his M.Ed from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
A total of 217 music teachers from 195 cities across 45 states have been announced as quarter-finalists for the Music Educator Award presented by The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation. In total, more than 30,000 initial nominations were submitted from all 50 states.
The Music Educator Award was established to recognize current educators (K – 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 have its inaugural presentation at the Special Merit Awards Ceremony and Nominees Reception honoring recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award, Trustee Award, Technical GRAMMY Award during GRAMMY Week 2014.