Homestead High teacher a semi-finalist for Grammy Music Educator Award

John Burn (Photo courtesy of Fremont Union High School District)John Burn (Photo courtesy of Fremont Union High School District)

Homestead High School teacher John Burn was selected as one of 25 finalists for the 2019 Music Educator Award presented by the Recording Academy/GRAMMYs, according to the Fremont Union High School District.

The 25 music teachers come from 24 cities across 16 states and were chosen among 2,800 initial nominations submitted from all 50 states, according to the Recording Academy.

The award recognizes educators from kindergarten through college, in both 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,” officials said. Teachers are nominated by students, parents, friends, colleagues, community members and school administrators.

Each year, one of 10 finalists will be flown to Los Angeles to attend the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards and awards week and will be recognized during that week. The nine additional finalists will receive a $1,000 honorarium and schools of all 10 finalists will receive matching grants.

Also, 15 semifinalists will receive a $500 honorarium with matching school grants, funded by Ford Motor Company Fund.

The finalists will be announced in December. For more information, please visit