Various Careers in the Music Industry
MIAMI — The Latin Recording Academy® and McDonald's® will host Latin GRAMMY In The Schools programs in New York, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, and Dallas, it was announced today. This educational program is an initiative of The Latin Academy to provide students who are interested in pursuing careers in the music industry the opportunity to learn from musicians, songwriters, producers, record label executives and other members of the recording industry about the various career choices within the music business. McDonald's will serve as presenting sponsor of the program for the second year.
"This program is a natural extension of our ongoing celebration of Latin music and of our commitment to Hispanic education," said Cristina Vilella, director,
The Latin GRAMMY In The Schools program is scheduled to visit Celia Cruz Bronx School of Music in Bronx, N.Y on Sept. 25; Benito Juarez Community Academy in Chicago on Oct. 2; Coral Park Senior High School in Miami on Oct. 9; the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles on Oct. 16; and Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing Arts in Dallas on Oct. 23. Additional program taking place in
Additionally, making stops at each of the programs will be the Fiesta Tour McDonald's® Music Experience — a traveling music exhibit that features memorabilia from more than 50 Latino artists who have contributed to the advancement of music, culture and education. The music exhibit is housed in a 70-plus foot vehicle and includes a walk-through display of artifacts and memorabilia and great moments in Latin music history. Organized by decades, from the 1950s to the present, the exhibit includes items from Celia Cruz, Thalía, Ricky Martin, Daddy Yankee, Alejandro Sanz, Pepe Aguilar, Beto Cuevas, Maná, and Ivy Queen just to name a few.
The music exhibit brings to fans the experience of being "up close and personal" with their favorite musicians right in their very own communities. The Fiesta Tour McDonald's Music Experience area also includes a live DJ, an interactive dance area, and information about the RMHC®/HACER® Scholarship Program.
The milestone 10th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, set for Nov. 5 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, will be broadcast live on the Univision Network from 8 – 11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central).
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