Sunday, March 27, 2011

Grammy University

Being a part of Full Sail University, the school encourages students to dive into the creative arts. The past 2011 Grammy Awards spotlighted several Full Sail University Alumni that had been nominated on their works within the music industry. At the Grammy party, Grammy University had a table that included information about their association.

Grammy University is a offspring of the annual awards show that encompasses networking, educational programming, and performance opportunities for full-time college students. Any one who meets the scholarly requirements and are between the ages of 17-25 can join. Grammy University has twelve chapters across America. Cities and regions include:

·     Atlanta
·     Chicago
·     Florida
·     Los Angeles
·     Memphis
·     Nashville
·     New York
·     Pacific Northwest
·     Philadelphia
·     San Francisco
·     Texas
·     Washington D.C.

These chapters are involved with their perspective local music industries including artists, record labels, and recording studios. This network helps the students to prepare for the real world and a career in today’s music industry.

With the business plan that I am preparing for my Master’s Degree from Full Sail University, it would be wise to connect and engage in the different functions that the Grammy University offers. Becoming an independent artist and record label manager, partnering with Grammy University would allow me to network with individuals trying to break into the industry. Also, if my company created an event such as an open mic or concert is in a certain area, volunteers could be pulled from the network.

The objective of this association is to help enhance individuals who have a strong interest in working in the music industry. There are three different membership lengths and charges:

·     1 Year Extended Student Membership ~ $25
·     3 Year Until Graduation Membership ~ $50
·     4 Year Until Graduation Membership ~ $50

Although I have never been to a function of theirs, I look forward to involving myself with them in the future. On April 6, 2011, the Florida Chapter will be having a GRAMMY SHOWCASE. Over 300 members auditioned for the contest and six (6) finalist were chosen and will be showcased. The finalist will be competing for a valuable artist development package and granted the opportunity to perform in front of music industry leaders. This event will be held at The Social in Orlando, Florida.

For more information about joining click here.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

A Call To Men...

Pass the Plate!
This is a new section of The Dunlap Digest. Envision a family dinner with about 25 family members talking, eating, and enjoying each other’s company. But in the midst of the entire buzz you want more of macaroni & cheese (Yes, I am internally FAT), so you have to scream to the person at the end of the table, “PASS THE PLATE!”

March is the National Women’s Month. Growing up with 3 sisters, The Dunlap Digest had to make mention of the importance of women to our society. The Dunlap Digest is now giving you a taste of a plate of motivation and inspiration for both Men & Women. 

Dig In
I ran across a motivational speech from TED. The speaker Tony Porter sheds light on how placing expectations on young boys growth and development can limit both men and women in adulthood. I have never thought of the expectations in this way. Tony gives examples of how he allows his daughter to cry when there is a problem, but expects his son to act like a man and put his tears away. By not allowing his son to cope and express his feelings, the young boy now has to act within a “man box”. Another example is the roles that women are placed into such as cooking, cleaning, and being weak. With these expectations, Tony explains that women are in turn limited and become objects with less value. His views point to men abusing and mistreating women mentally or physically.

This speech is very inspirational. It has allowed me to see how children are shaped into adults. The different ways we grow up makes us distinct in our adulthood. I want to invoke you to look back on different expectations that have been placed on you since childhood and how those expectations formed your adult views.

I’d like to hear from the Women, Men, Parents, and Children:

What did you think of the speech?

What are some expectations you have from childhood?

What are your thoughts on the “man box”?

Do you see this speech as inspirational?

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