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GSC Professor a Quarterfinalist for Music Educator Grammy Award


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Glenville State College
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Lloyd Bone

Lloyd Bone

GLENVILLE, WV – Glenville State College Assistant Professor of Music Lloyd Bone has recently been named as a quarterfinalist for a new Music Educator Award that will be presented by The Recording Academy® and the Grammy Foundation®. He is among 216 other music teachers from across the nation and is one of only two from West Virginia who have advanced from the more than 30,000 initial nominations.

“This is a really cool opportunity to promote the plethora of faculty talent we have at GSC! The Grammy Foundation is one of the most well-known foundations in the world. Being a quarterfinalist is a great opportunity to bring a spotlight to GSC, and I am grateful to have made it this far. However, anything like this is really a team effort. I could have never gotten this far without my amazing students over the years, some incredible colleagues, and the support of my wonderful wife and three children!” said Bone.

Bone was notified about each nomination that he had received through the Grammy Foundation after several current students and alumni selected him for the award. The nominees were then asked to submit written statements about their teaching philosophy and other teaching related information to narrow the field to the quarterfinalist stage. The semifinalists will be announced in August.

Despite the honor of being a quarterfinalist for the Music Educator Award, Bone is no stranger to notable achievements. He was one of a selected number to be invited to be a guest artist and soloist at the Midwest Tuba and Euphonium Conference in May at Illinois State University. This was on the heels of an invitation to be a guest artist at the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference in Linz, Austria in the summer of 2012. Additionally, the Glenville State College Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble that Bone conducts was one of the few ensembles that were invited to perform at both of these conferences.

In 2009, Bone appeared on the PBS program Tuba U: Basso Profundo that aired several times and centered on the landmark and award winning tuba and euphonium recording project of which he had participated. That project, which took place in 2007, culminated with a major performance at Carnegie Hall. Bone also published a book in 2007 titled, Guide to the Euphonium Repertoire. The extremely comprehensive book was the only one written for the euphonium at the time.

Bone has taught at GSC since 2004. He also serves as Fine Arts Department Chair and Marching Band Director.

The Music Educator Award was established to recognize current educators who have made significant and lasting contributions to the field of music education and who demonstrate a commitment to the broader cause of maintaining music education in the schools. This special award will have its inaugural presentation at the Special Merit Awards Ceremony and Nominees Reception during Grammy Week 2014.

One recipient will be selected from 10 finalists each year, and will be recognized for his/her remarkable impact on students’ lives. The winner will be flown to Los Angeles to accept the award, attend the Grammy Awards ceremony, and receive a $10,000 honorarium. The nine finalists will receive a $1,000 honorarium, and the schools of all 10 finalists also will receive matching grants. The honorariums and grants provided to the finalists and schools are made possible by the generosity and support of the Grammy Foundation’s Education Champions Converse, Ford Motor Company Fund, General Mills Box Tops for Education, and Journeys.

For more information about the award or the nominees visit

For more information about Bone and the GSC Fine Arts Department, contact him at or (304) 462-6340.

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