The GRAMMY Museum announces a second year for Music Revolution Project in Kansas City
The GRAMMY Museum’s Music Revolution Project debuted in Kansas City last year and, after a successful pilot summer in 2012, Bob Santelli, Executive Director for the GRAMMY Museum, has announced the program’s return for another stint in Kansas City beginning in June.
Designed as an intensive curriculum for young musicians, The GRAMMY Museum’s Music Revolution Project invites students to engage with other young people to hone their musical talents through a four-week rigorous musical discourse. Last year, 24 Kansas City-area musicians spent the hottest part of their summers in the cool practice rooms of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, sharpening their skills in concentrated workshops with peers and GRAMMY-level artists.
While cultivating a passion for music, students learn practical, entrepreneurial skills and develop relationships working with GRAMMY-level artists. Rehearsals and mentorships boost the students’ enthusiasm for performance while increasing self-esteem. Students participate in a variety of composition and music history classes, ending with a concert showcasing all of their hard work in July.
Just last weekend, the debut Music Revolution class got back together to attend the Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. While not all future Music Revolution classes will attend the Grammy Awards, it is our hope that opportunities and connections provided to students of the Music Revolution Project might one day lead to a future in the arts.
The Music Revolution Project commits to developing students with interests in a variety of musical genres. From Rock & Roll, to classical, folk, and hip-hop and pop, the GRAMMY Museum encourages Greater Kansas City area high school and college students serious in pursuing their musical talents to apply.
The GRAMMY Museum’s Music Revolution Project is open to interested students ages 14-21 from the Greater Kansas City area. All materials must be submitted by March 22, 2013.