The GRAMMY Museum has announced the selection of seven U.S. high schools as 2017 GRAMMY Signature Schools Enterprise Award recipients. Each recipient will receive a custom award and a monetary grant to benefit its music program. The cash grants for the 2017 GRAMMY Signature Schools Enterprise Award recipients total $106,500.
The recipients are Culver City High School (Culver City, Calif.), Huntington Park High School (Huntington Park, Calif.), Manual Arts High School (Los Angeles), Robert Fulton College Preparatory School (Van Nuys, Calif.), East Anchorage High School (Anchorage, Alaska), Chicago Military Academy at Bronzeville (Chicago), and Overton High School (Memphis, Tenn.)
CCHS and AVPA Music Director Dr. Tony Spano was more than pleased. “I am thrilled to announce that our music program at Culver City High School was awarded a Grammy Signature Schools Enterprise Award! Our kids will continue to work with great professional artists because of this support!”
The GRAMMY Museum also presents the GRAMMY Signature Schools Community Award, which provides financially challenged public high school music programs with a $2,000 grant. Approximately 150 schools have received the Community Award this fiscal year, with grants totaling $300,000.
“The GRAMMY Signature Schools program is one of the most far-reaching of our key education initiatives and it has grown significantly since its establishment,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy and Chair of the GRAMMY Museum Board. “Especially now, when we are engaged in a critical national discussion about the importance of the arts and the role of our educational institutions, it seems imperative that The Recording Academy continues to lend its resources and reputation to underscore the fundamental necessity of these in all of our lives.”