The GRAMMY Museum is pleased to announce it will honor 16-time GRAMMY Award winner David Foster at its third annual GRAMMY Museum Gala, taking place September 19th at The Novo in Los Angeles. Foster will receive the Architects of Sound Award in recognition of his unparalleled contributions to music. The benefit will support the Museum’s newly expanded music education programs, which were integrated with those of its sister organization, the GRAMMY Foundation, earlier this year.

“We are thrilled to be celebrating such an influential talent and powerhouse music figure as David Foster for our first major fundraising event since integrating the GRAMMY Museum and GRAMMY Foundation,” says Scott Goldman, who was recently named Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum. “Working as a producer, arranger, recording artist, songwriter, and composer, David’s impact on the music community is immeasurable, and we are honored to have the opportunity to place a much-deserved spotlight on his impactful work.”

“It’s an honor to be celebrated by the GRAMMY Museum and to support such a great cause as music education. The Museum’s education programs are very important platforms for young emerging artists so I am thrilled to be part of this Gala,” states Foster. “Needless to say, the Recording Academy™ has played a very influential role in my life and will continue to do so.”

“It’s an honor to be celebrated by the GRAMMY Museum and to support such a great cause as music education.”

The Gala will also recognize Nathan Strayhorn, the recipient of the 2017 Jane Ortner Education Award, which honors K-12 academic teachers who use music in the classroom as a powerful educational tool.

The GRAMMY Museum Gala is presented by Cheryl and Haim Saban, with additional support from gold sponsors Carolyn Powers, AEG, Chuck Ortner, and the Recording Academy. The Gala will begin with a dinner catered by Wolfgang Puck Catering, followed by the award presentation and a tribute concert featuring performances to be announced soon by renowned musicians and aspiring student musicians who have previously participated in the Museum’s music education programs. Gala attendees will also receive a special gift provided by luxury beauty box subscription service GLOSSYBOX. Wine served at the event will be provided courtesy of Trattore Farms.