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Conservatory Alum Richard Nickerson Is Music Educator Grammy Award Finalist

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The Conservatory is pleased to note that in December 2016, alum Richard Nickerson (DMA, conducting, 2003) was named as a finalist for the Music Educator Grammy Award (Top 10). 

The Portland Press Herald notes, "Nickerson, who teaches chorus at Windham High School, Maine, was one of 10 national finalists for the music educator Grammy Award. The award, conferred by the Recording Academy and the Grammy Foundation, recognizes music teachers, public or private, elementary through college, who have contributed to their field and demonstrated a commitment to music in the schools. It comes with a $10,000 prize.

Nickerson, 53, has been teaching at Windham for 30 years. Around school and around town, where people know him as 'Dr. Nick,' the Grammy nomination affirms Nickerson’s stature as a leader and role model. And much to his discomfort, it also brings unusual attention to a Maine educator whose choruses have performed at Carnegie Hall and the White House and whose students have sung on Broadway and in national touring musicals."

Read more of the article here.

Congratulations.

For more information, please contact:

Name: Dana Self
Phone: 816-235-2949
Email: selfdr@umkc.edu