GRAMMY U announced today the Era Of The Engineer tour with GRAMMY-nominated producer/engineer Young Guru. The educational program will launch April 8 in Philadelphia and make 13 stops across the United States featuring town hall discussions and in-studio sessions offering college students the opportunity to explore the importance of the audio engineer's role in today's do-it-yourself recording climate.
A three-time GRAMMY nominee and member of The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing Advisory Council, Young Guru possesses more than a decade of experience in sound engineering, production and A&R for Roc-A-Fella Records and Def Jam Recordings. He has collaborated with artists such as Beyoncé, Drake, Jay-Z, Rick Ross, and Snoop Dogg, among others. Recognizing the accessibility people have to make music in today's world, Young Guru created the Era Of The Engineer lecture series to emphasize the importance of audio engineers and the record-making process.
The 13-city tour, sponsored in part by HP and Disc Makers, will launch April 8 in Philadelphia and conclude on April 28 in Memphis. GRAMMY U students and members of the P&E Wing are invited to attend the 90-minute lecture panels.