BARRY MANILOW ANNOUNCES MUSIC TEACHER AWARD TO COINCIDE WITH HIS SUMMER ARENA TOUR ‘MANILOW: HITS 2023’  Audiences will Nominate Their Favorite Music Teacher for a VIP Experience Including Backstage Award Presentation with Barry Manilow Tickets On Sale now at and for all August Arena Shows Music icon Barry Manilow announced today his Manilow Music Project will once again award a deserving music teacher in each city during his summer arena tour which includes Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Louisville, Reading, and Verona.  Each arena venue participated in the contest by helping the Manilow Music Project secure nominations for deserving music teachers in their area for this award. In each city, the winning teacher will receive a 5K cash award and another 5K 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.  “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.”  Voting opened Tuesday, June 27 and closes Friday, July 21. The winner will be announced via press release on Tuesday, August 1. The Manilow Music Project is pleased to open voting to anyone who has ever been moved by the power of music to vote for their favorite music teacher. It has given away over ten million dollars’ worth of funds and music instrument donations. MANILOW MUSIC PROJECT VOTING LINK: Voting Link: MORE: 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.