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Legacy Building Through Music Education


Frank (Chip) Gawle has worked in the Wilton High music department for 35 years, was one of 10 music teachers selected as finalists from more than 4,500 initial nominations submitted from all 50 states for the Grammy Educator of the Year Award. Gawle discusses the role his school played in the nomination process and the community’s continued support of his and the school’s effort to promote the arts in education. He humbly talks about resource allocation in education and the impact on students and teachers. Gawle shares how his father’s legacy, in education, shaped his perspective and love of teaching. 

The Music Educator Award was established to recognize current educators who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education. The winner receives a $10,000 honorarium and a $10,000 grant for his or her school, and is flown to Los Angeles to receive the award and attend the Grammy award ceremony. The ten finalists, as well as their schools, each receive a $1,000 honorarium.

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