Evanston Township High School is among 125 schools nationwide (12 from Illinois) recently selected as GRAMMY Signature Schools semifinalists for 2012. Created in 1998, this nationally acclaimed program recognizes U.S. public high schools that are making an outstanding commitment to music education through their total music curriculum and performance opportunities for students. More than 20,000 schools from districts across the country are annually invited to apply for this prestigious award.

 A three-time recipient, ETHS was named a GRAMMY Signature Schools Award winner in 2003, 2006 and 2009. The 2012 winners will be named in mid-March after top music educators and professionals review additional materials, such as recordings of school concerts, sample concert programs and repertoire. Winners receive a monetary grant to benefit their music programs.