The L.U.C.Y. Award
Lifting Up Children and Youth
The L.U.C.Y. Award celebrates K- 12 educators from the state of Mississippi who embody the educational mission of GRAMMY Museum Mississippi to use music as a gateway to learning: inspiring and cultivating creativity, critical thinking and self-expression. All K – 12 educators who reside and teach in the state of Mississippi are invited to apply. Applicants are eligible for prizes and unique professional opportunities. In addition to our annual award, the program offers an online library of music-integrated lessons for use in the classroom.
Lucy Janoush was a devoted community advocate who led and engaged with many charitable organizations in the Mississippi Delta and throughout the state. Her dedication to supporting education was evident through her work in area schools, booster clubs, and youth organizations. She exhibited a deep passion for music education and led the charge in securing funding for the construction and opening of the Museum. She served as the President of the Board of Directors from the Museum’s inception in 2011, until her death in 2017. In her memory, GRAMMY Museum Mississippi and the Janoush family are proud to honor K-12 educators who foster a creative learning environment and enhance the educational experience through the use of music.
- August 1 – January 1
Semi-Finalists will receive:
- $500 grant awarded to their school to support music education
The 2019-2020 recipient will receive:
- $2,000 honorarium
- $1,000 grant awarded to their school to support music education
- Two tickets to the Annual GRAMMY Museum Mississippi Gala held in Fall 2020, plus accommodations
- …and will be honored at a special GRAMMY Museum event held in March 2020
Deadline to Apply: January 1, 2020
How to Apply
Complete the online application by submitting one original unit of lessons covering a minimum of four weeks and a video of you teaching one of the lessons within the unit submitted. Academic educators must incorporate music as a tool for teaching course content. Music educators must incorporate at least one other academic content area as a tool for course content.
CLICK HERE to Apply for the 2019-2020 L.U.C.Y. Award
Deadline: January 1, 2020
1. Actively teach K -12 and be a resident of the state of Mississippi
2. Complete the application
3. Submit an original unit of lessons covering a minimum of four weeks
- Academic Classes must incorporate music as a tool for teaching course content
- Music Classes must incorporate at least one other academic content area as a tool for teaching course content
- A unit can focus on foreign language instruction (e.g. lessons for Spanish class) but the submission itself must be in English
4. Submit a video of you teaching one of the lessons within the unit submitted. (30- 45 minutes maximum)
5. There are no team submissions
6. There is no nomination process for this award
7. Lesson plans will include:
- Checking for Understanding
- Guided Practice
- Independent Practice
- Strategies to accommodate for various levels of learning
8. Suggested font style: Arial 12 pt.
Example Lessons Incorporating Music
CLICK HERE to view example submissions
Submissions will be reviewed and evaluated by a panel of teachers and administrators considering the following criteria:
1. Unit Design/Creativity - Does the unit employ various teaching approaches? On the whole, is the unit innovative or ordinary? Are best practices evident?
2. Teachability – Can the curriculum be implemented successfully and with ease?
3. Transferability – Can the general design of the lesson(s) be modified for students of different ages/grade levels?
4. Level of engagement – Will students be actively engaged in a number of ways? (e.g. writing, discussing, working in a group/individually, and so on)?
For additional questions, please contact [email protected]