The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Foundation — the affiliated charities of The Recording Academy — announced that their respective Boards have elected new officers and members.
In March 2014, the GRAMMY Foundation recognized Diamond Bar High School in Diamond Bar, Calif. with the National GRAMMY Signature School award. Created in 1998, the GRAMMY Signature Schools program recognizes the top U.S. public high schools that make an outstanding commitment to music education during an academic school year. As this year’s winner, Diamond Bar received a grant of $6,000 for their music education program. Steve Acciani, a 25-year veteran in the school district and the current director of instrumental music, used this grant to help leverage an additional $100,000 for the school. We spoke with Steve to learn more about how he made this all possible:
As part of its ongoing partnership with The Recording Academy, Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry has selected six students from its Music Funds in China, the UK and Japan to attend the GRAMMY Foundation's GRAMMY Camp in Los Angeles taking place July 12–21.
The GRAMMY Foundation announced today that 167 talented high school students from 125 U.S. cities and 31 U.S. states have been selected as participants in the 10th annual GRAMMY Camp program.
A total of 222 music teachers from 208 cities across 41 states have been announced as quarterfinalists for the second annual Music Educator Award presented by The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation. In total, more than 7,000 nominations were submitted from across 50 states.
The GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program announced today that more than $200,000 in grants will be awarded to 15 recipients in the United States to help facilitate a range of research, archiving and preservation projects on a variety of subjects.
Kent Knappenberger of Westfield Academy and Central School in Westfield, N.Y., has been announced as the recipient of the first annual Music Educator Award presented by The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation.