Program gives high school students the opportunity to learn from music professionals
The GRAMMY Foundation today announced the schedule for its 2006 GRAMMY Career Day, a national program that brings top music industry professionals together with high school students to present an insider's perspective on working in the music and recording industries. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, this distinguished program kicked off on Jan. 13 in Portland, Ore., and it continues throughout the school year with events in 13 cities across the United States, including Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, Nashville, New York and San Francisco. GRAMMY Career Day is presented by Gibson Baldwin Music Education and is completely free of charge.
"GRAMMY Career Day is a unique opportunity for high school students to learn about the diverse career opportunities available in the music industry today," said Recording Academy and GRAMMY Foundation President Neil Portnow. "We are proud of 20 years of providing students with an opportunity to work directly with successful individuals drawn from a broad spectrum of the music industry, which continues to provide valuable insights for the next generation of music professionals."
GRAMMY Career Day begins with a panel comprising recording and music industry talents interacting with students in a dynamic talk-show format. Following the panel discussion, students attend one of the many interactive workshops offered on topics such as songwriting, engineering, production, instrumental techniques, marketing and public relations, music video production and new media careers.
"Gibson Guitar and Baldwin Piano are committed to music education and to fostering a lifelong appreciation of music," said Henry Juskiewicz, chairman and CEO of Gibson Guitar and Baldwin Piano. "GRAMMY Career Day gives young people direct access to working professionals and increases their awareness about the range of career options in the music industry, and we are proud to support a program of this caliber."
Since its launch in 1986, GRAMMY Career Day participants have included behind-the-scenes music professionals (engineers, producers, songwriters, music publishers, entertainment attorneys, label executives and more) as well as widely recognized artists such as Ashanti, Erykah Badu, Clint Black, Boyz II Men, Deana Carter, Common, Chuck D, Bo Diddley, Floetry, David Foster, Peter Frampton, Vince Gill, Sammy Hagar, Faith Hill, the Hooters, Jimmy Jam, Dave Koz, LL Cool J, G. Love, Monica, Greg Phillinganes, Linda Ronstadt, Brenda Russell, Carlos Santana, Jill Scott, Jon Secada, Sisqo, Usher, Diane Warren, Wynonna and Trisha Yearwood.
For a complete list of cities the GRAMMY Career Day program will visit, please click here.