Evans teacher up for Grammy's Music Educator Award

alt

Johnny Holloway, chorus teacher at Evans Middle School in Newnan, is a quarterfinalist for the 2013 Grammy's Music Educator Award. He is also graduate student at the University of West Georgia, studying to receive his master's in music education.




Johnny Holloway, chorus teacher at Evans Middle School in Newnan, is a quarterfinalist for the inaugural national Grammy Music Educator Award. 

He is among nominees from across the United States for the new award, which is being presented by the Recording Academy and the Grammy Foundation.

Holloway is also a graduate student at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, where he is studying to receive his master’s in music education degree. 

Holloway is one of 217 music teachers from 195 cities across 45 states who have been announced as quarterfinalists for the award. More than 30,000 initial nominations were submitted from all 50 states.

His experience at UWG has influenced his approach to teaching, officials said.

“My UWG classes have taught me that experiential, hands-on learning is best,” said Holloway. “I’ve certainly benefitted from it, and I hope to always do the same for my students as well. I want to inspire them to create, no matter where their paths lead.”

The award will be presented to one outstanding music teacher who has shown remarkable impact on his or her students’ lives. 

Holloway is passionate about music and teaching, and one of his goals as a teacher is to prepare his students for the real world. 

“Of course we cover music theory and all aspects of performance,” he said. “But I feel it’s important to teach them the business side as well. I want them to be able to transform their passions into a way of life.”

The semifinalists for the Grammy Music Educator Award will be announced in August. 

For more information on the Grammy Music Educator Award, visit www.grammyintheschools.com.

Founded in Carrollton, Ga., in 1906, UWG also offers classes at its Newnan and Douglasville centers and online.

A project is under way to move the UWG -Newnan center from its current home in Shenandoah Industrial Park to soon-to-be renovated facilities on the former Newnan Hospital campus on Jackson Street.




More Local

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. MARATHON IRAN NUCLEAR TALKS TO EN ... Read More


Grey Matters dinner filled with insight, laughter

The Grey Matters dinner event, held at The Newnan Centre on Friday, brought a unique perspective to those in attendance. Cowetans were given ... Read More


Mwangaza Children's Choir

Small voices have big impact

Registered in the United States as a non-profit organization, the Africa Renewal Ministries sponsors a ministry outreach which brings the Mw ... Read More


Plant Yates to shut down coal units by mid-April

Georgia Power Plant Yates will officially stop burning coal no later than April 15. Units 1-5 have already stopped being used for “nor ... Read More


major bills still in play

Legislative session almost over

The 2015 Georgia General Assembly session is almost over. There are two more “legislative days” in the session: Tuesday and Thur ... Read More

NTH Turns 150

Family of editor Cates visits first lady

Adolphus Boardman Cates, who published The Newnan Herald for six years in the late 1800s, was a man with many business interests. In additio ... Read More