The GRAMMY Museum's Music Revolution Project to Return to Ruth Eckerd Hall, 7/21-8/15
The GRAMMY Museum's acclaimed Music Revolution Project, an educational initiative developed in 2012, has confirmed its return to the Tampa Bay area, as announced by Bob Santelli, Executive Director of The GRAMMY Museum. Having debuted as a pilot program two years ago in Kansas City, MO, and for the first time in the Tampa Bay area last year, The GRAMMY Museum's Music Revolution Project offers talented youth in the area the chance to engage in musical workshops, songwriting courses, mentoring sessions, record the material they've written and perform their new work live.
Students will attend the entire four week program at Ruth Eckerd Hall from July 21 to August 15 where they will participate in an intensive curriculum including instruction, rehearsals and mentoring with GRAMMY Award-winning artists, directors and composers. The program will be housed at the Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts at Ruth Eckerd Hall, providing students with access to professional spaces as well as a private recording studio on-site. The workshops will conclude with a performance at the all new Capitol Theatre on Friday, August 15.
Last year, 24 students ages 14 -21 were selected from Tampa Bay-area schools including Berkeley Preparatory School, Blake High School, Calvary Christian High School, Gibbs High School, The University of Tampa, St. Pete College, River Ridge High School and Tarpon Springs High School. Applications for the program will be available soon through the GRAMMY Museum's website www.grammymuseum.org.
This national music education initiative was made possible for Tampa Bay-area students by the generous support from the Yob Family Foundation and a deep personal leadership by founder, Lisa Yob, as well as a variety of local Tampa Bay businesses and corporations. Thanks to their excitement and support for the project, the program is entirely free to students who have been selected to participate.
"We are thrilled to be producing our second year of the GRAMMY Museum's Music Revolution Project and having selected REH as our official affiliate," said GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli. "Through the passion and commitment of our first-class partners, paired with a dynamic music and arts community in the Tampa Bay region, it is our hope that we can help develop a new generation of innovative music talent."