THE GRAMMY FOUNDATIONฎ
ANNOUNCES THE 2007 GRAMMYฎ SIGNATURE SCHOOLS
$1,000 $10,000 Grants Provided To 22 Public High
Schools Across The Country
Recognized For Their Commitment To Music Education
MONICA, Calif. (April 5, 2007) The GRAMMY Foundationฎ
today announced 22 schools nationwide that have been selected as GRAMMYฎ
Signature Schools for 2007. Created in 1998, the GRAMMY Signature Schools
program recognizes top U.S. public high schools that are making an
outstanding commitment to music education during an academic school year.
year, the GRAMMY Signature Schools program celebrates schools across the
U.S. that have created exemplary music programs," said Neil Portnow,
Recording Academy and GRAMMY Foundation President. "These schools
recognize the influential role music plays in the lives of young people, and
are committed to maintaining excellence in their music curricula to better
serve their students."
Each of the 22 GRAMMY Signature Schools
will receive a custom award and a monetary grant to benefit its music
program. The top three are designated Gold recipients. The best of the Gold
recipients is designated the National GRAMMY Signature School. The National
GRAMMY Signature School will receive $10,000, and the two remaining Gold
schools each will receive $5,000. In the Enterprise Award category, which
recognizes efforts made by schools that are economically underserved, three
schools will receive a grant of $5,000 each. Additionally, through Gibson
Foundation, three schools will be each awarded additional grants of $5,000
to benefit their guitar and/or piano programs. Award presentations are made
throughout the spring at the National GRAMMY Signature School, and schools
that are Gold recipients, Enterprise Award winners and Gibson grantees. The
remaining GRAMMY Signature Schools recipients each will receive a grant
award of $1,000 to benefit their music programs.
Determined by a panel of top music
educators and professionals, New Trier High School, Winnetka, Ill., was
named the National GRAMMY Signature School. Schools awarded Gold status
are: Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Jacksonville, Fla., and Waubonsie
Valley High School, Aurora, Ill.. The GRAMMY Signature Schools Enterprise
Award recipients are: Chesnee High School, Chesnee, S.C., DeKalb School of
the Arts, Atlanta, Ga. and Fitzgerald High School, Warren, Mich.
GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding,
appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to
American culture from the artistic and technical legends of the past to
the still unimagined musical breakthroughs of future generations of music
professionals. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and
activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as
the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with The
Recording Academyฎ to bring national attention to important
issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the
urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage. For more information,
please visit www.grammyintheschools.com.
Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Gibson Guitar Corp., the world's
premiere musical instrument manufacturer and leader in music technology. The
mission of Gibson Foundation is to make the world a better place for
children by creating, developing and supporting programs and other nonprofit
organizations in their efforts to advance education, music and the arts, the
environment and health and welfare causes. For more information please visit
The Complete List
of 2007 GRAMMY Signature Schools:
2007 National GRAMMY
Signature School ($10,000)
Trier High School Winnetka, Ill.
Signature Schools Gold ($5,000 each)
Douglas Anderson School
of the Arts Jacksonville, Fla.
Waubonsie Valley High
School Aurora, Ill.
Signature Schools Enterprise Award ($5,000 each)
Chesnee High School
DeKalb School of the Arts
Fitzgerald High School
2007 Gibson Grant Schools ($5,000 each)
Hunters Lane High School
― Nashville, Tenn.
The Governors School
for the Arts ― Norfolk, Va.
William A. Shine
Great Neck South High School ― Great Neck, N.Y.
2007 GRAMMY Signature Schools ($1,000
Boardman High School
Boulder High School
Edina Senior High School
Davis Senior High School
Hamilton High School
Irvine High School
Klein Oak High School
Northwood High School
St. Charles North High
School St. Charles, Ill.
State College Area High
School State College, Pa.
Valparaiso High School
West Ottawa High School
William Fremd High School
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