Bethany Robinson, jazz principal and assistant group principal at Noblesville High School, has earned her share of prestigious honors.
His last is particularly sweet. Robinson was named one of the 10 national finalists for the 2022 Grammy Music Educator Awards. Robinson was selected from over 1,100 applicants across the United States. She will now compete for the top spot, which includes a $ 10,000 honorarium and a matching grant to the NHS.
âI am delighted to be included on this list of incredible music teachers from across the country,â said Robinson. âIt makes me immediately grateful to all the mentors and teachers who believed in me early on in my music and teaching career. To walk alongside so many talented students and watch them flourish musically and developmentally would be celebration enough, but to receive recognition on top of that is beyond what I could have dreamed of.
The winner will be announced during Grammy week. The Grammy Awards will take place on January 31, 2022.
Robinson, a resident of Fishers and accomplished jazz bassist, began teaching music in 2005 at Noblesville Schools. She is president-elect of the National Association for Music Education Jazz Council and president of the Indiana Jazz Educators Association. She was named Indiana Jazz Educator of the Year in 2014, Noblesville Schools Teacher of the Year in 2015, and was semifinalist for Indiana Teacher of the Year in 2016 She is a two-time Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellow.
“We couldn’t be more proud of Bethany and the expertise, dedication, creativity and care she brings to her students and our school every day,” said NHS Director Craig McCaffrey. “We are fortunate that she shares her talents with us and are delighted to support her as she continues to make her mark in the world of music education.”
Robinson’s Best Jazz Ensemble finished runner-up at the National Jazz Festival in 2021 and was named a finalist at the 2021 Jazz at Lincoln Center Essentially Ellington Jazz Festival.
To learn more about the rewards, visit grammymusicteacher.com. To learn more about Robinson, visit bethanyrobinsonjazz.com.