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The GRAMMY Foundation® Announces 2012 GRAMMY® Signature Schools

     
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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 its founder, The Recording Academy, to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education, as well as the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage. Campbell’s Labels for Education program is proud to be the official education partner of the GRAMMY in the Schools programs.

The GRAMMY Signature Schools program, created in 1998, recognizes top U.S. public high schools that are making an outstanding commitment to music education during an academic school year.  In August 2010, the GRAMMY Foundation launched the GRAMMY Signature Schools Community Award, a new extension of the GRAMMY Signature Schools program in partnership with Best Buy Mobile. To celebrate the opening of new Best Buy Mobile stores, the GRAMMY Foundation identified deserving public high school music programs to receive the award and a $2,000 grant.  During the past year, approximately 100 schools have received the GRAMMY Signature Schools Community Award, and total dollars granted were in excess of $200,000.

For a list of schools, visit www.grammy.com.

The GRAMMY Foundation®(www.grammyfoundation.org) recently announced the 18 schools nationwide that have been selected as GRAMMY® Signature Schools (www.grammyintheschools.com) for 2012 and have been awarded cash grants totaling more than $100,000.

“Our GRAMMY Signature Schools program is making a real difference in the lives of young people in public high school music programs across the country,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy® and the GRAMMY Foundation. “With the generous support of our partners, we’ve been able to grow this program’s reach, and further the GRAMMY Foundation’s commitment to fostering excellence in music education.”

Here’s a list of the 2012 GRAMMY Signature Schools:

2012 National GRAMMY Signature School ($15,000)
Douglas Anderson School of the Arts — Jacksonville, Fla.

2012 GRAMMY Signature Schools Gold ($5,000 each)
Flower Mound High School — Flower Mound, Texas
Green Valley High School — Henderson, Nev.
Las Vegas Academy of International Studies, Performing and Visual Arts — Las Vegas, Nev.
Prospect High School — Mount Prospect, Ill.
Westwood High School — Austin, Texas

2012 GRAMMY Signature Schools ($2,500)
Jeffersonville High School — Jeffersonville, Ind.

2012 GRAMMY Signature Schools Enterprise Award ($5,500 each)
Bartlett High School — Anchorage, Alaska
Billings Senior High School — Billings, Mont.
Chazy High School — Chazy, N.Y.
David Douglas High School — Portland, Ore.
East Anchorage High School — Anchorage, Alaska
Ewing High School — Trenton, N.J.
Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center — Columbus, Ohio
Hialeah Gardens High School — Hialeah Gardens, Fla.
Pahoa High & Intermediate School — Pahoa, Hawaii
Philomath High School — Philomath, Ore.
Towers High School — Belvedere Park, Ga.

Congratulations to all of the 2012 GRAMMY Signature Schools and to The Grammy Foundation for inspiring and getting behind Music in education. For more information, please visit www.grammyintheschools.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, please like “GRAMMY in the Schools” on Facebook at www.facebook.com/grammyintheschools. Finally, if you are an aspiring artist, producer, musician, engineer, please check out your local Chapter and get involved. This is a wonderful place to network and to get involved with an organization that does so much for the music family.

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Julia Walker Crews

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