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GRAMMY Museum Experience™ Prudential Center today unveiled its RECORD HIGH program, a contemporary music education program designed to prepare high school students for a career in the music industry, on and off stage.

Students have the unique opportunity to learn from world-class professionals and interact with GRAMMY® Award winners and music industry leaders. After-school classes are available in the spring and fall, in addition to a week-long immersive camp experience in the summer. Some courses include; contemporary songwriting, hip-hop performance, vocal performance, audio production, and the music industry, plus exclusive mentorship and internship opportunities for budding artists and aspiring music moguls. music industry.

To celebrate its inaugural year, RECORD HIGH has partnered with the Devils Youth Foundation (DYF) to launch its annual scholarship program. Individual prizes of $1,000 will be awarded to 12 New Jersey high school students who demonstrate outstanding talent in music and in leadership roles within their local communities. Teachers or music professionals with direct knowledge of the student’s abilities will submit applications for consideration.

“The Devils Youth Foundation is proud to partner with RECORD HIGH and the GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center to launch this scholarship program that will help support and further develop the arts in New Jersey,” said Allison Blitzer, president of the Devils Youth Foundation. “As the foundation continues to create real change for young people in New Jersey, we believe this program will give many talented students the opportunity to express their musical abilities. This is a fantastic representation of the work that the Foundation strives to do, with a focus on encouraging arts and entertainment for students in our surrounding communities.

In addition to the $1,000 scholarship, each student will be invited to attend a mutually agreed-upon event at the Prudential Center and participate in all RECORD HIGH extracurricular education programs for the remainder of their senior year. They will also be featured on the New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center social media platforms and on the GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center website.

“Having RECORD HIGH is a watershed moment for the GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center,” said Mark Conklin, director of artist relations and programming at the GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center. “Our program is proud to engage, mentor and support the next generation of music professionals right here in our hometown of Newark. We believe that the combination of the RECORD HIGH program with the awarding of scholarships to twelve New Jersey High School students will be the catalyst for many important musical careers. Finally, we appreciate the generous contribution of the Devils Youth Foundation and the Blitzer family and their partnership and support in this groundbreaking program.

Application criteria:

  • High school graduate who resides in New Jersey.
  • Notable talent in vocal, instrumental, or musical composition, judged by the Record High scholarship committee.
  • Demonstrated track record of leadership and/or volunteerism in their community.

Submission process:

  • The music teacher/professional must complete the application on behalf of the applying student.
  • The music teacher/professional must submit an essay (250 words or less) explaining why their student deserves this scholarship, focusing on the student’s musical background and accomplishments, as well as their leadership and leadership history. volunteering.
  • Submit a 1-2 minute YouTube video of the student applicant demonstrating their musical abilities.

To apply for the scholarship program, please click HERE. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2023.

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