2015 Grammy Music Educator Award finalists revealed

On Feb. 8, 2015, America will tune into the 57th annual Grammy Awards on CBS.

While the ceremony is held to present artists with the recording industry's most prestigious award, the Recording Academy and the Grammy Foundation will also honor one local hero.

For the second year, the organization will recognize a music educator who has "made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education and who demonstrates a commitment to the broader cause of maintaining music education in the schools."

This year, more than 7,000 names were submitted from all 50 states.

A complete list of finalists is below:


Steven AccianiDiamond Bar High SchoolDiamond Bar, California

William BennettCane Bay High SchoolSummerville, South Carolina

Jared CassedyWindham High SchoolWindham, New Hampshire

Charles CushineryEd W. Clark High SchoolLas Vegas, Nevada

Krista FanningCaddo Middle MagnetShreveport, Louisiana

Richard MaxwellArcadia High SchoolPhoenix, Arizona

Debra ReillySpringhouse/Orefield Middle SchoolsAllentown, Pennsylvania

Huber SmithMaplewood Middle SchoolSulphur, Louisiana

Nancie TobisonBarrington High SchoolBarrington, Illinois

Danny YanceyMartin Gifted & Talented Magnet SchoolRaleigh, North Carolina