Florin High School students rehearse during their 2016 GRAMMY Signature Schools award presentation on May 10, 2016, in Sacramento, Calif.
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GRAMMY Museum awards grants to 7 school music programs
The GRAMMY Museum has announced the selection of seven economically underserved U.S. high schools as 2017 GRAMMY Signature Schools Enterprise Award recipients. Each recipient will receive a custom award and a monetary grant to benefit its music program. The cash grants for the 2017 GRAMMY Signature Schools Enterprise Award recipients total $106,500.
The recipients are Culver City High School (Culver City, Calif.), Huntington Park High School (Huntington Park, Calif.), Manual Arts High School (Los Angeles), Robert Fulton College Preparatory School (Van Nuys, Calif.), East Anchorage High School (Anchorage, Alaska), Chicago Military Academy at Bronzeville (Chicago), and Overton High School (Memphis, Tenn.)
The GRAMMY Museum also presents the GRAMMY Signature Schools Community Award, which provides financially challenged public high school music programs with a $2,000 grant. Approximately 150 schools have received the Community Award this fiscal year, with grants totaling $300,000.
"The GRAMMY Signature Schools program is one of the most far-reaching of our key education initiatives and it has grown significantly since its establishment," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy and Chair of the GRAMMY Museum Board. "Especially now, when we are engaged in a critical national discussion about the importance of the arts and the role of our educational institutions, it seems imperative that The Recording Academy continues to lend its resources and reputation to underscore the fundamental necessity of these in all of our lives."
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