Northwest Guilford Duo in GRAMMY Finals

Congratulations are in order for Brian McMath and Donny Walter for reaching the finals of the Music Educator GRAMMY Award! Both finalists teach at Northwest Guilford High School while Walter also teaches at Northwest Guilford Middle school. Both are featured in the announcement of the 10 finalists from CBS This Morning.

The Music Educator Award recognizes current 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.

The Recording Academy and GRAMMY Museum have announced a total of 10 music teachers from 10 cities across 8 states as finalists for the Music Educator Award. In total, more than 1,989 initial nominations were submitted from all 50 states. Nominations for the 2022 Music Educator Award are now open at