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The Roots, Debbie Harry & More Team Up With GRAMMY Music Education Coalition For Auction
The GRAMMY Music Education Coalition has launched its inaugural auction to raise funds for music education in public schools and has teamed up with the Roots, Brandi Carlile, Debbie Harry, Sheryl Crow and more to support the cause.
The Auction To Make Music Matter is a three-week online auction on Charitybuzz ending on Dec. 3. It will have over 100 prizes and experiences available for bid. Experiences include attending the Voice U.K. with Meghan Trainor, a VIP tour of Ryman Auditorium with Brandi Carlile in Nashville, VIP tickets to Lady Gaga and Criss Angel's shows in Las Vegas, a music lesson with Jack Black, merchandise signed by Marc Maron and Maggie Rogers and more.
We are proud to announce the launch of our "Auction to #MakeMusicMatter", to raise money for the expansion of music education programs. Experiences were donated by artists such as @SherylCrow and @jackblack. Head on over to @charitybuzz to place your bid: https://t.co/pnKWM7Rhzb pic.twitter.com/8jeMu4h9Ay
— GRAMMY Music Education Coalition (@GRAMMYMusicEd) November 13, 2019
“This auction will have a direct impact on public school students,” Coalition Executive Director Lee Whitmore said in a statement. “I’m overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from The Recording Academy, its members, the generous auction donors, our Coalition affiliates, and most importantly Morgan Stanley Global Sports & Entertainment, the auction underwriter. Anyone who bids on an auction item is giving to public school music programs for underserved young people. Together we will make a real difference.”
All proceeds of the auction will go to music education in underserved and underfunded public schools. Some funding will go specifically towards technology education, professional development mentoring, material and curriculum, among other things.
According to the GRAMMY Music Education Coalition, "3.8M underserved Pre-K-12 students in the U.S. have no access to music education and the benefits it provides."
Check out the auction here.