Barry Manilow Announces 'The Manilow Music Project' Teacher Award Contest in South Florida

Dec 16

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Friday, Dec. 16, 2022 - Music icon Barry Manilow announced today his Manilow Music Project will once again award a deserving music teacher in each city of his summer arena tour including Sunrise.

The Grammy award winner previously announced a one-night-only concert set for Friday, Jan. 13, at FLA Live Arena.

Broward County Public Schools and FLA Live Arena participated in the contest by nominating schools and teachers in the local area to be considered for this award. The winning teacher will receive $5,000 cash award and another $5,000 in “Manilow bucks” presented by Barry Manilow to purchase musical instruments for their school’s music program. The winner will also receive VIP tickets to the concert in Sunrise.

“It is wonderful to partner with our concert venues to identify schools and music teachers in their neighborhoods that deserve this small token of my gratitude,” said Manilow. “Many school music programs have either been terminated, or their funds have been severely depleted. I always want to do my part through The Manilow Music Project to keep music in schools.”

The Manilow Music Project contest is now open and anyone who has ever been moved by the power of music can now vote for their favorite music teacher. The Manilow Music Project has given away over ten million dollars’ worth of funds and music instrument donations.


Voting Link:

Friday, Jan. 13 – Sunrise, Fla. FLA Live Center

Angela Maxion, Hollywood Hills High School; Victor Villaorduna, South Broward High School; Charles Moorer, McArthur High School; Kervins Jackson, Piper High School; Kevin Lopez, Miramar High School; Jonte Petty, Plantation High School; Johnnie Tracey, Western High School; Michael Gabriel, Charles Flanagan High School; Wisler Elias, Blanche Ely High School; Josh Bishop, Nova High School.


Barry Manilow's unparalleled career is made up of virtually every facet of music, including performing, composing, arranging, and producing. A 2002 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee, Manilow has triumphed in every medium of entertainment. He has received a Grammy®, Emmy®, and a TONY Award® and has been nominated for an Academy Award®. Having sold more than 85 million albums worldwide, Barry Manilow is one of the world's all-time bestselling recording artists. He's had an astonishing 50 Top 40 singles, including 12 #1s and 27 Top 10 hits, and is ranked the #1 Adult Contemporary Artist of all-time, according to Billboard and R&R magazines.