As the world is forced to rethink learning in the Covid era, it’s more important than ever to establish music as a cornerstone of a well-rounded education. To that end, the Grammy Museum has announced that during Grammy Week this year, the Museum will kick off Grammy In The Schools Fest (GITS Fest), a four-day virtual festival running from Monday March 8 to March 11.
GITS Fest, previously Grammy In The Schools Live!, will feature 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.
Featuring performances by students and professionals along with engaging, educational panels by artists, educators and other music professionals, GITS Fest will truly localise 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.
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 festival will be free to the public for those who register in advance here.