The recording industry is one of the most sought-after, high profile fields among college students. The Recording Academy provides an exciting work environment that can challenge and help develop the best marketing, finance, technical and creative skills. Becoming a GRAMMY U Representative is one of the best ways to gain vital experience and make important contacts.
The Recording Academy, representing all facets of the recording industry and internationally known for the GRAMMY® Awards, offers college students an opportunity to gain useful training in programming, office administration, nonprofit management and membership development as well as gain hands on access to music industry events. The Academy pays a stipend and will work to accommodate college credit requirements where appropriate.
Established in 1957, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc. – also known as The Recording Academy – is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural conditions for music and its makers. An organization of more than 19,000 musicians, producers, and other recording professionals, The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking outreach, cultural enrichment, educational and human service programs.
The Recording Academy has Chapter offices in twelve cities across the U.S. that serve as a direct connection between the organization and the members in our music communities. We conduct professional development programs that explore issues and trends in the field of recording. Additional Chapter programs include showcases, networking opportunities, local awards and much more. The Recording Academy Chapters serve the regions of Atlanta, Chicago, Florida, Los Angeles, Memphis, Nashville, New York, Pacific Northwest, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Texas and Washington D.C.
- Currently enrolled in a college/university. One year of course work towards degree in related field is preferred.
- Display an interest in music and commitment to a career in the recording industry.
- Possess strong leadership and organizational skills.
- Possess strong verbal, written and analytical skills.
- Exhibit proficient computer skills.
- Be a sophomore or junior.
- Possess the ability to lead peers.
GRAMMY U Rep Description
- Duration is for one full school year unless otherwise indicated at time of interview.
- Hours are part-time (20 hours a week).
- Student Representative will work at the Chapter office, at local events, and on campus during regular business hours as well as some evenings and weekends.
- Projects may include planning, organizing and leading campus meetings/events, assistance with event management, educational programs (GRAMMY in the Schools®), membership recruitment, database management, marketing/PR and administrative office support.
For more information on The Recording Academy's GRAMMY U Representative Program, contact your local Recording Academy Chapter.