Photo: Shervin Lainez
Jason Mraz Launches New GRAMMY Museum 'Sunday Brunch With…' Fundraising Series In Support Of GRAMMY Museum
Presented by Union Bank and generously supported by VERSE LA, the series will nourish the GRAMMY Museum's GRAMMY In The Schools education programs.
Jason Mraz has been a renowned singer/songwriter for years — and now, he's taking a big stride in his efforts to boost music education.
Enter the GRAMMY Museum's Sunday Brunch With… is a new fundraising event series in support of the Museum's GRAMMY In The Schools education programs.
Launching the inaugural Sunday Brunch, the Museum is thrilled to team up with Mraz and the renowned VERSE LA, located in Toluca Lake, for a morning of great music and food. Guests will dine on a three-course brunch while enjoying music performed by a jazz trio put together by a GRAMMY In The Schools education program alumni.
Following the meal, guests will be treated to a rare, up close, and personal 45-minute performance from two-time GRAMMY winner Jason Mraz to close out the afternoon.
This inaugural event is presented by Union Bank and generously supported by VERSE LA, which is owned by long-time GRAMMY Museum supporter and 17-time GRAMMY Award-winning mixer, Manny Marroquin. Proceeds from the event will benefit the GRAMMY Museum's music education programs, which annually impact more than 35,000 K-12 students and teachers across the country.
For tickets and more info, click here — and we'll see you at what will undoubtedly be a soul-nourishing event in service to all who desire a music education!
Photo courtesy of the GRAMMY Museum
2023 GRAMMY Camp: GRAMMY Museum Selects Students, Announces Gracie Abrams, G Flip, Lizzy McAlpine & More As Guest Artists
The 2023 GRAMMY Camp program will be held in person at USC's Ronald Tutor Campus Center from July 16 to July 22.
Across 18 editions, GRAMMY Camp has historically been one of the most exciting events on the Recording Academy calendar — and now, we know just what 2023 GRAMMY Camp will look like.
Today, the GRAMMY Museum announced that 86 talented high school students from 71 U.S. cities across 22 states have been selected as participants in the 19th annual GRAMMY Camp program. Gracie Abrams, G Flip, Moore Kismet, Paul Klein from LANY, and Lizzy McAlpine will be this year's guest artists; they will discuss their career paths and help students prepare for the music industry.
The signature music industry camp for U.S. high school students will be held from Sunday, July 16, to Saturday, July 22, at USC's Ronald Tutor Campus Center.
"GRAMMY Camp embodies the GRAMMY Museum's mission and education initiatives," said Michael Sticka, President/CEO of the GRAMMY Museum. "We're thrilled that with the support of the Hot Topic Foundation, Camp has extended to seven days this year, allowing high school students interested in a career in music more time and immersion to study with leading industry professionals and artists, resulting in a genuine learning experience about life in the music industry."
This GRAMMY In The Schools program is presented by the GRAMMY Museum and Hot Topic Foundation. Additional program support is provided by BeatHeadz, Chuck Lorre Family Foundation, Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, First Horizon Bank, Ford Motor Company Fund, Natalie Cole Foundation, Pacific Bridge Arts Foundation, and the Recording Academy.
GRAMMY Camp will focus on all aspects of commercial music and provide instruction by industry professionals in an immersive and creative environment. The program features eight music career tracks: Audio Engineering, Electronic Music Production, Music Business, Music Journalism, Songwriting, Vocal Performance, Video Production, and Instrumental Performance.
All tracks culminate in virtual media projects, recordings and/or performances.
Applications for GRAMMY Camp 2024 will be available online in September at www.grammycamp.com. Read on for the list of students selected for 2023 GRAMMY Camp.
2023 GRAMMY Camp Selectees and Tracks (In Alpha Order by First Name)
|Alexandra Brookes||Playa del Rey, Calif.||Music Business|
|Alexandra Perez||Sugar Land, Texas||Music Journalism|
|Anne Chen||Richmond, Texas||Music Business|
|Anya Williams||Tampa, Fla.||Music Journalism|
|Asha Patel||Calabasas, Calif.||Vocal Performance|
|Audrey Dupuis||Flushing, Mich.||Songwriting|
|Ava Cashman||West Hartford, Conn.||Music Business|
|Ava Freeland||Los Angeles||Songwriting|
|Avery Gross||Calabasas, Calif.||Instrument – Keyboard|
|Bella Marciano||Forest, Va.||Songwriting|
|Ben Brannock||San Juan Capistrano, Calif.||Instrument – Bass|
|Benjamin Corburn||Culver City, Calif.||Audio Engineering|
|Brandon Goldman||Alhambra, Calif.||Instrument – Drums|
|Caroline Floyd||Memphis, Tenn.||Music Business|
|Carter Campos||Glendale, Calif.||Electronic Music Production|
|Channing LauEngler||Baltimore, Md.||Audio Engineering|
|Charlee Hines||Compton, Calif.||Music Business|
|Christina Chetram||Southwest Ranches, Fla.||Music Business|
|Daniela Guzman||Miami, Fla.||Electronic Music Production|
|Dasha Genkin||New York||Music Business|
|Dexter Griffin||Oakland, Calif.||Electronic Music Production|
|Diego Brown||Inglewood, Calif.||Electronic Music Production|
|Diya Kodgire||Houston, Texas||Music Business|
|Dylan Wels||Irvington, N.Y.||Electronic Music Production|
|Edward Ko||Diamond Bar, Calif.||Instrument – Bass|
|Ella Gibson||Rochester, Ill.||Songwriting|
|Ellie Ramos||Alamo, Calif.||Songwriting|
|Esther Cho||Fullerton, Calif.||Music Journalism|
|Evan Wazac||Fairfax, Iowa||Instrument – Keyboard|
|Harrison Le||Tampa, Fla.||Audio Engineering|
|Helena Munoz||Winnetka, Calif.||Music Business|
|Henry Aufmann||San Diego, Calif.||Instrument – Trumpet|
|Ian Shaw||Madison, Wisc.||Songwriting|
|Ilan Carter||Miami, Fla.||Electronic Music Production|
|Ixil Tambito||Hawthorne, Calif.||Video Production|
|Jack Fowler||Memphis, Tenn.||Music Business|
|Jai Arieh||Atlanta, Ga.||Instrument - Bass|
|Jaiden Meltzer||Northampton, Mass.||Songwriting|
|Jane Cook||Nashville, Tenn.||Vocal Performance|
|Jason Takao||Honolulu, Hawaii||Songwriting|
|Javier Bennett||Wilmington, Del.||Electronic Music Production|
|Jayden Holmes||Miami Beach, Fla.||Audio Engineering|
|Joseph DellaValla||Jackson, N.H.||Instrument – Drums|
|Josh Irvin||West Orange, N.J.||Audio Engineering|
|Joshua Lee||Ardsley, N.Y.||Music Journalism|
|Kai Dekleermaeker||Encinitas, Calif.||Video Production|
|Kai Wesener||Fremont, Calif.||Audio Engineering|
|Kathan Kalaver||Houston||Instrument - Guitar|
|Kieler Avery||Bonita, Calif.||Vocal Performance|
|Kimberley Tucker||Culver City, Calif.||Music Business|
|Lauren Sun||Rye Brook, N.Y.||Songwriting|
|Leo Millot||Redondo Beach, Calif.||Audio Engineering|
|Luke Chua||Short Hills, N.J.||Audio Engineering|
|Mady Lubavin||Newport Coast, Calif.||Music Business|
|Mariae Broome||Willoughby Hills, Ohio||Vocal Performance|
|Mason Baughman||Alhambra, Calif.||Audio Engineering|
|Mateo Fernandez||Miami, Fla.||Music Business|
|Max Young||Atlanta, Ga.||Electronic Music Production|
|Mayah Board||Santa Clarita, Calif.||Video Production|
|Mia Ivener||Valley Glen, Calif.||Music Business|
|Michael Turner||Birmingham, Ala.||Instrument – Drums|
|Mikaela Guzman||Miami, Fla.||Electronic Music Production|
|Moa Ball||Inglewood, Calif.||Electronic Music Production|
|Nate Simon||San Francisco, Calif.||Electronic Music Production|
|Neil Nayyar||Elk Grove, Calif.||Instrument – Guitar|
|Nicholas Yiakoumatos||San Gabriel, Calif.||Songwriting|
|Noah Schlondorff||Bexley, Ohio||Songwriting|
|Nora Connor||Keller, Texas||Songwriting|
|Olivia Wang||La Canada Flintridge, Calif.||Electronic Music Production|
|Parker Freiermuth||Austin||Electronic Music Production|
|Paul Trajanovich||Santa Monica, Calif.||Electronic Music Production|
|Pedro Garcia||Huntington Park, Calif.||Video Production|
|Peyton Price||Austin||Music Journalism|
|Ryann Barnes||Atherton, Calif.||Vocal Performance|
|Sarah Al Mazrouei||San Diego, Calif.||Music Business|
|Savannah Blandino||Torrance, Calif.||Songwriting|
|Serena Griffin||Oakland, Calif.||Music Journalism|
|Siena Urquiza||Glendale, Calif.||Music Journalism|
|Sofia Bella Erskine||Upland, Calif.||Vocal Performance|
|Stevie Lee King||Wilsonville, Ore.||Instrument – Guitar|
|Sydney Thomas||Dallas, Texas||Vocal Performance|
|Sumita Bhattacharyya||Coppell, Texas||Vocal Performance|
|Tallulah Kappel||New Orleans, La.||Songwriting|
|Walter Burkley||Los Angeles||Music Business|
|Will Ellis||Memphis, Tenn.||Instrument – Guitar|
|Zoe Bertsch||Lodi, Calif.||Music Business|
4 Key Takeaways From The "Your Future Is Now" Scholarship Program, According To Past Scholarship Recipients
Photo courtesy of the Recording Academy
Letter Of Inquiry Guidelines For GRAMMY Museum Grant Program Online Now
The Grant Program administers grants annually to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of North America.
The GRAMMY Museum Grant Program, generously funded by the Recording Academy, has awarded more than $7.5 million to more than 400 noteworthy projects. As the program is currently taking applications, guidelines and Letter of Inquiry requirements are now available online.
The Grant Program administers grants annually to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of North America for future generations, as well as scientific research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition.
Recipients are determined based on criteria such as merit, uniqueness of project and the ability to accomplish intended goals.
The deadline for submission is June 2, 2023. To view guidelines and new Letter of Inquiry requirements, visit here.
Keep watching this space for more developments regarding the GRAMMY Museum!
4 Key Takeaways From The "Your Future Is Now" Scholarship Program, According To Past Scholarship Recipients
Image courtesy of the GRAMMY Museum
GRAMMY Museum Presents Spectacular 'The Power Of Song: A Songwriters Hall Of Fame Exhibit' Paying Tribute To American Icons
The immersive exhibit highlights transcendent American artists, celebrates the work and legacy of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and explores the mysteries behind the creation of world-shifting music.
For more than half a century, the Songwriters Hall of Fame has honored and celebrated the greatest songwriters and composers of our time.
The GRAMMY Museum's The Power of Song: A Songwriters Hall of Fame Exhibit lauds the work and legacy of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and explores the mysteries behind the making of great music. The newly expanded traveling exhibit launches at the GRAMMY Museum on April 26 and will run through Sept. 4.
Through artifact displays, an original film, and interactive experiences, The Power of Song: A Songwriters Hall of Fame Exhibit, examines the songwriter's creative process, tells the stories of great songwriters — all of whom are Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees or Special Award recipients — and digs deep into the celebrated compositional works that make up the American music treasury.
Curated by Jasen Emmons — the GRAMMY Museum's Chief Curator & VP of Curatorial Affairs — and Kelsey Goelz, GRAMMY Museum's Associate Curator, the exhibit pays tribute to artists who have significantly contributed to America's rich songwriting legacy.
The GRAMMY Museum has an ongoing collaboration with the Songwriters Hall of Fame and served as one of its physical homes since 2010. This partnership resulted in the curation and launch of this traveling exhibition, which illuminates the art of songwriting and offers an inside look at the creative process behind popular songs.
Originally launching at CUNY Graduate Center in New York this past summer, the newly expanded exhibit opening in Los Angeles includes several new, never-before-seen artifacts representing the careers of songwriters such as Tom Petty, Allee Willis, the Songwriters Hall of Fame's current Chairman and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Nile Rodgers, and many more.
It also includes interactive content where visitors will be able to explore a sprawling database of Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees and choose between several “song spotlights” to hear renowned songwriters explain the origins of a song.
Highlights from The Power of Song: A Songwriters Hall of Fame Exhibit include:
An original exhibit film featuring songwriters Jimmy Jam, Toby Keith, Carole King, Smokey Robinson, Carole Bayer Sager, and Diane Warren, sharing insights about their creative process.
A songwriting interactive featuring Toby Keith, Carole King, Smokey Robinson, and Don Schlitz, each dissecting one of their hit songs.
A piano owned by George Gershwin – one of three pianos that he commissioned during his career.
Handwritten lyrics and other songwriting artifacts representing the creative work of inductees Desmond Child, Hal David, Steve Dorff, Lamont Dozier, Will Jennings, Holly Knight, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Henry Mancini, John Mellencamp, Alan Menken, Cole Porter, Taylor Swift, and others.
Learn more about The Power of Song: A Songwriters Hall of Fame Exhibit and advanced ticket reservations for the exhibit.
New Shakira Exhibit At GRAMMY Museum Visualizes The Colombian Superstar's Voracious Creative Appetite & Global Influence