Alumnus Jared Cassedy ’04 (music education) is the recipient of the 2014 Music Educator Award, a national honor bestowed by the Recording Academy and the Grammy Foundation. Cassedy was one of more than 7,000 nominees for the award, representing all 50 states. Cassedy is the Windham High School director of bands and the director of the New Hampshire Youth Wind Ensemble.
The music educator Grammy recognizes educators 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.
Cassedy will receive his award and a $10,000 honorarium on February 7, 2015 during Grammy week in Los Angeles.
CBS This Morning produced this video about Cassedy and his award: