(BALTIMORE – August 2, 2023) – Music icon Barry Manilow announced yesterday that Dr. Mellasenah Indira Edwards of The Baltimore School for the Arts is the winner of his Manilow Music Project teacher contest. Dr. Edwards will receive a $5,000 cash award and another $5,000 in “Manilow bucks” presented by Barry Manilow to purchase musical instruments for her school’s music program. Dr. Edwards will also receive VIP tickets to the concert.
The Grammy Award winner previously announced a one-night-only concert set for Thursday, August 17, at Baltimore’s CFG Bank Arena.
The CFG Bank Arena participated in the contest by helping the Manilow Music Project secure nominations for deserving music teachers in the Baltimore area for this award.
“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 has given away over ten million dollars worth of funds and music instrument donations.
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.