Bartlett quarter-finalist for Music Educator GRAMMY Award

Bartlett quarter-finalist for Music Educator GRAMMY Award

May 12, 2016, 3:00 p.m. CDT
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Peru, Nebraska- Dr. Jacob Bartlett, assistant professor of music at Peru State College, is a quarter-finalist for the Music Educator GRAMMY Award presented by GRAMMY in the Schools, The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation. Bartlett is one of only three quarter-finalists in Nebraska.

GRAMMY in the Schools released an announcement explaining the process so far, “A total of 290 music teachers from 264 cities across 41 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 3,300 initial nominations were submitted from all 50 states.”

Dr. Jacob Bartlett writes, “It is an absolute honor and privilege to share the love and gift of music with our campus community on a daily basis. It’s never about the trophy, but knowing I’ve been able to touch at least one person’s life in a positive way through music education is the greatest award I could ever receive.”

The move from 3,300 nominations to 291 quarter-finalists is a 91% reduction. A list of 15 semifinalists will be announced in September 2016 followed later by a list of ten finalists. One winner will be chosen to attend the 59th annual GRAMMY Awards ceremony a range of GRAMMY Foundation events.

The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1988 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture — from the artistic and technical legends of the past to the still unimagined musical breakthroughs of future generations of music professionals. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs like GRAMMY in the Schools. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with the Recording Academy to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage.

For more information about the organizations involved, the award process and potential prizes, please visit


Dr. Jacob Bartlett

Dr. Jacob Bartlett



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About Peru State College: Nestled in the historic hills of the Missouri River, the “Campus of a Thousand Oaks” is Nebraska’s oldest college and will celebrate its sesquicentennial anniversary in 2017.  Peru State College’s constant commitment to academic excellence has resulted in a unique and innovative mix of online, traditional, undergraduate and graduate programs.  Similarly, the college’s ongoing student engagement promotes inquiry, discovery and innovation on-campus and across the region.  Peru State College is committed to being a good steward of education, students, the region and Nebraska for another 150 years.