Students and Visitors To Overton High School Had A Chance To Mingle and Meet With Top Industry Professionals In The Music and Entertainment Business
The 2009 GRAMMY® Career Day events, a national program presented by the Gibson Foundation which brings top music industry professionals together with high school students to present an insider’s perspective on working in the music and recording industries, will be stopping by Overton High School, The School for Creative and Performing Arts in Memphis, TN from 8AM until 1:30PM.
The event will begin as a panel of music professional talking with students in a talk show format and thereafter workshops will be presented and offered to students ranging from topics on production, songwriting, engineering, marketing, public relations, music video production and more.
Yearly, the GRAMMY Career Day offers a special workshop in graphic design and a recording package design contest which select Chapters participate in. Those who enter the design contest are featured in a number of GRAMMY Foundation educational program print materials, CD package for the 2009 GRAMMY Jazz Ensembles recording and as well as on the www.grammyintheschools.com website.
The program initially kicked off in October 2008 in Nashville, TN making its rounds in the U.S. stopping in Miami, Los Angeles, Houston, amongst others.
Past GRAMMY Career Day participants include Kanye West, Randy Jackson, Ne-Yo, Timbaland, Chris Brown, Pharell WIlliams, Nick Cannon, John Legend, Gwen Stefani, Wyclef Jean, LL Cool J, Faith Hill, songwriter/composer Diane Warren, and dozens of others.
GRAMMY Career Day was by invitation only, but interested Memphis students who wanted to attend had the opportunity of contacting the Memphis Grammy Chapter.
Other upcoming dates include:
March 6 Washington, D.C. — University of the District of Columbia
March 11 Philadelphia — University of the Arts
March 27 Chicago — Columbia College
Spring 2009 New York — TBD