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THE JANE ORTNER EDUCATION AWARD

Attention Educators: Apply for The Jane Ortner Education Award

Who was Jane Ortner? Jane Ortner was a devoted and beloved public school teacher who recognized the critical importance of music in the education of students at all levels. The GRAMMY Museum is pleased to honor Jane's memory and celebrate innovation and creativity in education.

What is The Jane Ortner Education Award? The Jane Ortner Education Award honors educators who use music as a way to teach content standards. Educators submit original elementary, middle or high school curriculum that uses music to help teach content standards (example: teaching lessons about the Civil Rights Movement using the songs of the era, teaching The Great Gatsby with a focus on the Jazz Age.) Submitted curriculum is then evaluated by a panel of educators and GRAMMY Museum education staff before a winner is chosen.

What do you win? The Jane Ortner Education Award winner receives two tickets to the GRAMMY Awards show, an admission scholarship to the GRAMMY Museum for his or her class and will be honored at The Jane Ortner Education Award Luncheon

When is the submission period? Educators may submit curriculum from September 1, 2014 through January 5, 2015. 

Download The Jane Ortner Educating Through Music Curriculum Awards Registration Form

 

2013 RECIPIENT

The GRAMMY Museum is honored to announce Sunshine Cavalluzzi as our 2013 Jane Ortner Educating Through Music Curriculum Award Winner! Ms. Cavalluzzi is a teacher at El Dorado High School and regularly incorporates music into her lessons. Congratulations!

Download Ms.Cavalluzzi’s curriculum here.

2012 RECIPIENT

The GRAMMY Museum is excited to honor Sunshine Cavalluzzi and Erica Amann, the 2012 recipients of the Jane Ortner Educating Through Music Curriculum Award.
Download Ms. Cavalluzzi and Ms. Amann’s curriculum

2011 RECIPIENT

Congratulations to 2011 Jane Ortner Educating Through Music Award winner Bianca Wilson Cole from Washington Prep High School. Download Ms. Cole's curriculum

2010 RECIPIENTS

In memory of Jane Ortner, and to encourage the integration of music as a core teaching tool, The GRAMMY Museum and the Chuck Ortner family are proud to announce the following winners of our 2010 "Jane Ortner Educating Through Music Curriculum Awards":

FIRST PLACE

Nicole Naditz, Bella Vista High School Download Ms. Naditz's curriculum

SECOND PLACE

Genein Letford, NEW Academy Canoga Park Download Ms. Letford's curriculum

THIRD PLACE

Sara Lev, Wildwood Elementary Download Ms. Lev's curriculum
Pedro Mena, Ring Mountain Day School Download Mr. Mena's curriculum