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.


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