GRAMMY Museum announces educational virtual festival

Inaugural four-day virtual festival runs March 8-11th

The GRAMMY Museum has announced the inaugural GRAMMY In The Schools Fest (GITS Fest) from March 8-11th. The four-day virtual festival celebrates music and music education during the week leading up to Music’s Biggest Night — the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards, which is now set for Sunday, March 14th, after getting postponed due to a January surge in COVID-19 cases impacting Los Angeles.

Featuring performances by students and professionals along with engaging, educational panels by artists, educators and other music professionals, GITS Fest will truly localize the GRAMMY Week experience in cities and schools nationwide. Woven throughout the virtual festival will be lessons and other valuable information provided by top practitioners across the broad spectrum of music, music education and its connection to other school subject areas. Lesson plans and study guides will be made available free of charge to all teachers around the country who register their students to participate.

Attendees include Andy Nahas, founder, MusicPower; GRAMMY winner and current nominee Derek “MixedByAli” Ali; current GRAMMY nominees HAIM; GRAMMY winner and current nominee H.E.R.; previous GRAMMY nominee Hunter Hayes; GRAMMY winner and current nominee Michael League of Snarky Puppy; GRAMMY winner and current nominee Manny Marroquin; GRAMMY winner and current nominee PJ Morton; previous GRAMMY nominee Charlie Puth; and Michael Sticka, President of the GRAMMY Museum. The recipient of the Recording Academy and GRAMMY Museum’s eighth annual Music Educator Award will also be in attendance.

GITS Fest, presented by MusicPower, incorporates elements of various GRAMMY Museum education programs, including GRAMMY Camp, GRAMMY Career Day and the Music Educator Award. These programs also receive support from Ford Motor Company Fund as part of Ford’s commitment to music education.

The event is free for those who register in advance via the GRAMMY Museum’s website.

Established in 2008, the GRAMMY Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating a greater understanding of the history and significance of music through exhibits, education, grants, preservation initiatives, and public programming. Paying tribute to our collective musical heritage, the Museum explores and celebrates all aspects of the art form — from the technology of the recording process to the legends who’ve made lasting marks on our cultural identity.

Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn

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