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GRAMMY Museum Announces GRAMMY In The Schools Fest: H.E.R., HAIM, Charlie Puth And More Confirmed
As the world is forced to rethink learning in the COVID era, it’s more important than ever to establish music as a cornerstone of a well-rounded education. To that end, the GRAMMY Museum is leading the charge. During GRAMMY Week this year, the Museum will kick off GRAMMY In The Schools Fest (GITS Fest), a four-day virtual festival running Monday, March 8, through Thursday, March 11.
GITS Fest, previously GRAMMY In The Schools Live!, will feature GRAMMY winner and current nominee Derek "MixedByAli" Ali; current GRAMMY nominees HAIM; GRAMMY winner and current nominee H.E.R.; previous GRAMMY nominee Hunter Hayes; GRAMMY winner and current nominee Michael League of Snarky Puppy; GRAMMY winner and current nominee Manny Marroquin; GRAMMY winner and current nominee PJ Morton; previous GRAMMY nominee Charlie Puth; and Michael Sticka, President of the GRAMMY Museum.
Featuring performances by students and professionals along with engaging, educational panels by artists, educators and other music professionals, GITS Fest will truly localize the GRAMMY Week experience in cities and schools nationwide. Woven throughout the virtual festival will be lessons and other valuable information provided by top practitioners across the broad spectrum of music, music education and its connection to other school subject areas. Lesson plans and study guides will be made available free of charge to all teachers around the country who register their students to participate.
GITS Fest, presented by MusicPower, incorporates elements of various GRAMMY Museum education programs, including GRAMMY Camp, GRAMMY Career Day and the Music Educator Award. These programs also receive support from Ford Motor Company Fund as part of Ford’s commitment to music education.
The festival will be free to the public for those who register in advance here.
Below, check out the full GRAMMY In the Schools Fest schedule (all times listed are in PST):
Monday, March 8 — Thursday, March 11, 2021
Monday, March 8
- 2:00 p.m. – School Feature, Westfield Academy & Central School (NY): Creating a diverse music program and collaborating with other academic subjects to enhance it.
- 3:00 p.m. – Hot Takes on Real World Scenarios: Career Tips in Music and Beyond with GRAMMY Camp Faculty Members.
- 4:00 p.m. – Young Professionals in Music: Insights from emerging artists, songwriters, and musicians ft. GRAMMY In The Schools program alumni.
- 5:00 p.m. – Music Careers in Preservation and Research: Experts discuss careers available in these areas.
- 6:00 p.m. – Afternoon with HAIM: Insights on being a music professional ft. GRAMMY Nominee HAIM.
Tuesday, March 9
- 2:00 p.m. – School Feature, University of Central Florida (FL): Socially distanced choral rehearsal techniques.
- 3:00 p.m. – Afternoon with PJ Morton: Insights on being a music professional featuring GRAMMY winner PJ Morton.
- 4:00 p.m. – Using Music to Teach Other Subjects
- 5:00 p.m. – Afternoon with Hunter Hayes: Insights on being a music professional featuring GRAMMY nominee Hunter Hayes.
- 6:00 p.m. – Business & Performance Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® Panel: Tips on attaining success artistically and otherwise.
Wednesday, March 10
- 2:00 p.m. – Afternoon with H.E.R.: Insights on being a music professional featuring GRAMMY winner H.E.R.
- 3:00 p.m. – Afternoon with Michael League (Snarky Puppy): Insights on being a music professional featuring GRAMMY winner Michael League of Snarky Puppy.
- 4:00 p.m. – The Art of Tech, Performance & Business: Career tips in music and beyond with GRAMMY Camp faculty members.
- 5:00 p.m. – Afternoon with TBA Artist: Insights on being a music professional.
- 6:00 p.m. – Young Professionals in Music: Musicians on the road featuring GRAMMY In The Schools program alumni.
Thursday, March 11
- 2:00 p.m. – Inside Look: Audio Recording: Explore elements of producing recorded music with multi-GRAMMY winner Derek “MixedByAli” Ali.
- 3:00 p.m. – Women in the Business of Music: Insights on being a music professional working at a record label with women from Fearless Records.
- 4:00 p.m. – School Feature, Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (CA): Preparing for a school performance on the GRAMMY telecast while maintaining a rigorous academic schedule.
- 5:00 p.m. – School Feature, Maplewood Middle School (LA): Skills learned in music that are effective in other subjects.
- 6:00 p.m. – The Art and Science of Recording, Songwriting & Performing: Insights on being a music professional with multi-GRAMMY winner Manny Marroquin and multi-GRAMMY nominee Charlie Puth.