Bethany Hardwick

Submitted by jd0307 on Fri, 03/20/2020 - 2:43pm
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BETHANY HARDWICK, Denton, was one of 25 semi-finalists for the Grammy Music Educator Award, given by the Recording Academy and Grammy Museum. As orchestra director at Downing Middle School in Lewisville ISD, she developed the program “Downing Gives Bach,” which allowed special education students to become part of the orchestra program by modifying their instruments and their music. The program changed life skills students’ lives in various ways, including being invited to more social events and making new friends.