The GRAMMY Museum Returns To Kansas City For Second Installment Of Music Revolution Project
Kansas City, MO (Jan. 18, 2013) - The GRAMMY Museum's Music Revolution Project, an education initiative developed in 2012, has confirmed a return to Kansas City for a second year as announced by Bob Santelli, Executive Director of The GRAMMY Museum. Having debuted as a pilot program last year, The GRAMMY Museum's Music Revolution Project offers talented youth the opportunity to engage in musical discourse and performance with their peers, spurring innovative ideas within the realm of American music.
Created with generous support from Sprint Center/AEG, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and The Recording Academy, The GRAMMY Museum's Music Revolution Project stimulates creative young musicians by connecting them with GRAMMY-level artists. During The GRAMMY Museum's summer pilot program in 2012, 24 emerging young artists participated in an intensive, four-week curriculum including instruction, rehearsals and mentoring at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and Sprint Center, two iconic venues located in downtown Kansas City, Mo.
“We are thrilled to be returning to Kansas City for the second installment of The GRAMMY Museum’s Music Revolution Project,” said GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli. “Because of the enthusiasm, passion and commitment of the music and arts community throughout the region, paired with the commitment of our first-class partners, we are once again positioned to develop the next generation of innovative music talent.”
Local high school and college students interested in exploring diverse genres including Jazz, Pop, Hip-Hop, Rock, Folk and Roots, Sacred and Classical music, are encouraged to apply for the 2013 Music Revolution Project. Created to broaden musical and creative skills while helping establish relationships, the program is also designed to increase self-esteem, help students develop entrepreneurial skills and grow their passion for music. Last year, artists such as Trombone Shorty, Jimmy Jam, Billy Branch, Keb Mo and many more participated in the exciting summer series.
Students will participate in music history, theory and composition classes, have one-on-one mentoring sessions and form ensembles with their fellow classmates. The program will begin in June and will culminate with a formal concert in mid-July.
An informational session will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 9 am -11 am at Sprint Center. Interested students, parents and educators are invited to attend to learn additional details including the screening process and planned curriculum. To RSVP for the Feb. 2 session, visit www.SprintCenter.com/grammymuseumexperience or click on the link below.