Producer David Foster to receive GRAMMY Museum award
David Foster, a name synonymous with music production excellence, is set to add another accolade to his storied résumé. The 16-time GRAMMY winner will receive the Architects of Sound Award from the GRAMMY Museum at its third annual Gala, taking place Sept. 19 at The Novo in Los Angeles.
The event will recognize his unparalleled contributions to music, while providing support for the Museum's newly expanded music education programs, which were integrated with those of its sister organization, the GRAMMY Foundation, earlier this year.
Music educator Nathan Strayhorn will also be recognized as the recipient of the 2017 Jane Ortner Education Award, which honors K-12 academic teachers who use music in the classroom as a powerful educational tool.
Foster has scored numerous hit songs and gold and platinum albums with variety of artists, from Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson, to Madonna, Stevie Wonder, Chicago, and Dolly Parton. He has also earned a reputation for his ability to scout up-and-coming talent, playing a key role in launching the careers of Celine Dion, Josh Groban, and Michael Bublé, among others.
Of his 16 GRAMMYs, Foster has earned three awards for Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical, three for Album Of The Year and two for Record Of The Year. He has received a total of 45 GRAMMY nominations to date, and he is also a past recipient of the Recording Academy's President's Merit Award.
"It's an honor to be celebrated by the GRAMMY Museum and to support such a great cause as music education," said Foster. "The Museum's education programs are very important platforms for young emerging artists so I am thrilled to be part of this Gala."