First on “CBS This Morning,” we’re revealing the 25 music teachers from across 16 states who were selected as the semifinalists for the 2019 Music Educator Award by the Recording Academy and the Grammy Museum. Selected from more than 2,800 initial nominations, these teachers are being recognized for making a lasting impact on students and music education. The winner will be announced during Grammy Week 2019.
For 30 years, high school music teacher Robert Moore directed one of the greatest high school choral groups in the country, the Ponca City Chorale or Ponca City, Oklahoma.
From across America and three foreign countries, nearly 300 of Robert Moore’s former students returned to tell Mr. Moore the huge difference he made in their lives. To repay their debt of gratitude, the students rented out the old Poncan Theater and put on one last show for their mentor.
James Corden heads to Liverpool for a special day with Paul McCartney spent exploring the city of Paul’s youth, visiting his childhood home where he wrote music with John Lennon, performing songs in a local pub and of course driving around singing a few of Paul’s biggest hits.
Spring is in full bloom, and in New York there’s something else in the air: In parks and gardens, on boardwalks and street-corners, pianos are popping up like wildflowers. They’re the work of a group called Sing For Hope, which has placed hundreds of pianos all over the city.
Zamora and Monica Yunus, the organization’s founders, say it’s about more than music. “What we are trying to do at Sing For Hope is give people opportunities to connect with people,” said Yunus.
CBS announced that fan favorites and Tony Award nominees Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban will host the 72nd annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 10 for the first time from Radio City Music Hall. The show will air live at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT and delayed at 8 p.m. PT on CBS.
At last night’s 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards, artists gathered at the Garden Arena at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to celebrate their industry and each other’s achievements. The show marked an emotional time for country music as artists returned to the city six months after a gunman killed 58 people at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Oct. 2017 in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. But country musicians vowed to look forward and celebrate the healing power of music at the show.
The honor is presented by the Recording Academy and the Grammy Museum. Music teachers were picked from more than 2,300 nominees at public and private schools across the country for their significant and lasting contribution to their field.
A total of 25 music teachers from 25 cities across 17 states have been announced as semifinalists for the Music Educator Award presented by The Recording Academy and the Grammy Museum. Initial nominations were submitted from all 50 states.
Chosen from more than 3,300 nominees, the winner of the Grammy Music Educator of the Year is Keith Hancock. He is the creative force behind the choral program at Tesoro High School in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, reports CBS News correspondent Michelle Miller.
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They’re in for a very different kind of experience: SoundBox – an annual 10-concert series that runs from December through April at the San Francisco Symphony, one of the most respected in the country. Led by world-renown conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, the orchestra started a bold experiment two years ago.
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