The Recording Academy And GRAMMY Museum Name Jeffrey Murdock As The Recipient Of The 2021 Music Educator Award!
We're so excited to have a Grammy Award Winner from Biloxi High School! Dr. Jeffrey Murdock graduated from BHS in 1999 and currently serves as Associate Professor of Music Education at the University of Arkansas.
Murdock said, "The award was created many years ago to honor music educators, because behind every Beyoncé, Chaka Kahn, Luther Vandross, there was a music teacher. There was someone who nurtured those gifts for those people. So the GRAMMY foundation, the recording academy, decided several years ago to make sure that they created an opportunity to honor those folks who are behind the scenes when it comes to music.”
The Biloxi native will receive a $10,000 honorarium with a matching school grant. Although he couldn't be present at this year's Grammy event due to COVID restrictions, Dr. Murrdock will be recognized in person at next year's event.
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