May 06, 2006

Cleveland area high school students to attend GRAMMY Career Day℠

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Presented by the Chicago Chapter of the Recording Academy® and Gibson Baldwin Music Education, with local music industry professionals

Music Industry Professionals Offer Candid Career Close-Ups at GRAMMY Foundation® Program on May 18 at Case Western Reserve University
WHO: Industry Participants include:

Michael Bishop (chief recording engineer, Telarc International Corporation); Paul Blakemore (mastering engineer and editor, Telarc International Corporation); Erica Brenner (producer and director of audio production, Telarc International Corporation); Nicole Dejanovich (4fini Productions/Warped Tour); Robert Friedrich (recording engineer, Telarc International Corporation); Barry Gabel (Senior VP of marketing and sponsorship sales, Live Nation); Jason Hanley (education, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum); Jim Henke (chief curator, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum/former music editor, Rolling Stone Magazine); Tom Knab (CIO, College of Arts and Sciences, Case Western Reserve University; and recording engineer, Telarc International Corporation); Shawn Murphy (midwest director, ASCAP); Steve Popovich (owner, Cleveland International Records); Santina Protopapa (executive director, Progressive Arts Alliance); Terry Stewart (CEO, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum); Anna Stowe (manager, Cleveland Orchestra Choruses); Steven Witser (trombonist and assistant personnel manager, Cleveland Orchestra); and Warren Zanes (VP for education, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum).

With a special, acoustic performance by Columbia/Aware recording artist Kyle Riabko.

WHAT:

Top music industry professionals discuss the realities of the music business and careers available

in music with more than 300 public high school students from various Cleveland area school districts at GRAMMY Career DaySM. Co-hosted by Case Western Reserve University, the event will feature panel discussions and will be followed by a variety of workshops addressing a range of career opportunities in the music industry. GRAMMY Career Day is presented by the Chicago Chapter of The Recording Academy® and Gibson Baldwin Music Education and is completely free of charge.

WHERE: Case Western Reserve University

11118 Bellflower Rd.
Harkness Chapel
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

WHEN: Thursday, May 18, 2006, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. Opening Ceremony
9:20 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Music Industry Super Panel
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Workshop Session I
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Workshop Session II
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Closing Ceremony

WHY:

To expose young people to the variety of careers available in music and to provide them with information on how to prepare for them. GRAMMY Career Day provides high school students an opportunity to interact with music industry professionals in educational settings throughout the country.

The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture — from the artistic and technical legends of the past to the still unimagined musical breakthroughs of future generations of music professionals. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with The Recording Academy to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage. For more information, please visit http://www.grammyintheschools.com.

Established in 1957, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc., also known as The Recording Academy, is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY® Awards, The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs — including the creation of the national public education campaign What's The Download®. For more information about The Academy, please visit http://www.grammy.com.

Gibson Guitar has been known for musical instrument excellence for more than 100 years. As the world's premier musical instrument manufacturer and parent company to Baldwin Piano, Gibson continues to lead the industry in innovation and quality. Gibson Guitar has supported music education through various commitments and scholarship funds that have been established. The Gibson Foundation contributes to various charities whose mission promotes music and music education. In 2005 the Gibson Baldwin Music Education division was introduced and offers a collection of introductory musical instruments sold through mass merchants with partial proceeds benefiting music education organizations. For more information on Gibson Baldwin Music Education or the Gibson Foundation go to http://www.gibson.com/press.

Media R.S.V.P is MANDATORY: 312.786.1121

Event Contact:
Sarah Mudler
Chicago Chapter of The Recording Academy
312.786.1121/773.209.8031 day-of
sarahm@grammy.com

Media Contacts:
Jennifer Fortney, for The Recording Academy
Cascade Communications
773/529-7547
jfortney@cascadecomms.com

Christina Cassidy
The GRAMMY Foundation
310.392.3777
christina.cassidy@grammy.com

Lourdes López
The Recording Academy
310.392.3777
lourdesl@grammy.com

Posted by: Heidi Cool, May 6, 2006 04:04 PM | News Topics: Conferences/Symposia, Events

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