SANTA MONICA, Calif. — The Grammy Foundation today announced the schedule for its 2007 Grammy Career Day events, a national program that brings top music industry professionals together with high school students to present an insider's perspective on working in the music and recording industries. This extraordinary program, now in its 21st year, kicked off last week in San Francisco, and it continues throughout the school year — coming May 16 to Chicago's Columbia College. Grammy Career Day is presented by Gibson Foundation and is completely free of charge.
Grammy Career Day begins with a panel comprising recording and music industry talents interacting with students in a dynamic talk-show format. Following the panel discussion, students attend one of numerous interactive workshops offered on topics such as songwriting, engineering, production, instrumental techniques, marketing and public relations, music video production, and new media careers. This year, Career Day will offer a special workshop in graphic design and a recording package design contest. The contest, offered in select Chapter cities across the United States, will determine a winner whose design will be featured on grammyintheschools.com and on the CD package of the Gibson/Baldwin Grammy Jazz Ensembles.
Since its launch in 1986, GRAMMY Career Day participants have included behind-the-scenes music professionals (engineers, producers, songwriters, music publishers, entertainment attorneys, label executives and more) as well as widely recognized artists such as Ashanti, Erykah Badu, Clint Black, Boyz II Men, Deana Carter, Common, Chuck D, Bo Diddley, Floetry, David Foster, Peter Frampton, Vince Gill, Sammy Hagar, Faith Hill, the Hooters, Jimmy Jam, Dave Koz, LL Cool J, G. Love, Monica, Greg Phillinganes, Linda Ronstadt, Brenda Russell, Carlos Santana, Jill Scott, Jon Secada, Sisqo, Usher, Diane Warren, Wynonna and Trisha Yearwood.