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Khalid, Carlos Santana & More To Mentor Underserved Aspiring Artists Through House Of Blues Foundation
Khalid, Carlos Santana, Sofia Carson, Benny Blanco, Julia Michaels and more will serve as music mentors for young people in underserved communties through the House of Blues Music Forward Foundation's inaugural Ambassadors Council.
Lauren Daigle, Chris Janson, Martina McBride and rock band Umphrey's McGee are among other artists joining as mentors. The ambassadors will be speakers at educational workshops, mentor aspiring music creators, donate ticket sales, auction items and more. The work of the ambassadors follows the foundation's mission of providing free vocational music industry training to aspiring young artists living in underserved communities.
“It’s important to have foundations that involve music. There are so many kids who don’t have the resources or information to get started in the music business," Khalid said in satement regarding the importance of the role. "There is this huge world of creative opportunities that you can pursue a career in, and there are so many amazing jobs in the music world that I imagine young people would be excited to pursue if they knew about them.”
House of Blues Music Forward Foundation executive director Nurit Siegel Smith said the foundation is excited for what lies ahead. "The Music Forward Foundation is ecstatic to work with such a passionate and diverse group of artists on our inaugural Ambassadors Council. With their support, we can increase our impact on the communities we serve and empower more young people to use music as a conduit for success,” Siegel Smith said.