Drexel Hill Middle School music teacher Jason Majerczak has another shot at the Grammy’s, writes John McDevitt for KYWnewsradio.com.
For the second year in a row, Majerczak (Mr. B. to his students) is one of 10 finalists up for the annual Music Educator Award from the Recording Academy.
The award “recognizes teachers 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.”
Majerczak is one of 10 teachers named a finalist out of more than 3,000 applicants nationally.
One will be chosen as the award recipient. The winner receives $10,000 and will attend the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 26.
Majerczak was nominated by one of his former students. He has been with the Upper Darby School District for 20 years.
“I always talk to students about how there is no getting 96 percent. Everyone needs to be at a 100 percent for it to sound great. I just try to get them excited about the music and to inspire them to want to play it properly,” Majerczak said.
Read more about Majerczak’s nomination here.