Music Revolution Project®

The GRAMMY Museum’s Music Revolution Project offers some of most creative young musicians the opportunity to engage in musical discourse and performance with other talented youth. The program engages students in music history, theory, and composition classes, provides them with one-on-one mentoring sessions with GRAMMY nominees and/or winners, and helps them form ensembles with their fellow classmates.

Program Goals:


  • Prepare youth to pursue post-secondary education and professional careers in the music industry
  • Increase access to music programs in underprivileged communities
  • Increase interaction between student musicians from various disciplines of music
  • Create a program with emphasis on composing and musical experimentation
  • Offer students a chance to see their work from creation to performing to recording
  • Develop a program that teaches both leadership and life skills and promotes critical thinking
  • Broaden the American musical landscape and train future innovators in American music, with the intent to re-claim the country’s role as the creative hotbed of music – popular and otherwise

Music Revolution Project Tampa

July 11, 2016 - August 5, 2016

This is a FREE intensive four week program including instruction, rehearsals and mentoring with award-winning artists, directors and composers. It offers talented youth in the area the chance to engage in musical workshops, songwriting courses, mentoring sessions, record the material they’ve written and perform their new work live. 
Project Tampa Bay will take place from July 11 to August 5, 2016 (various times each day). A formal student performance will take place on Friday, August 5 on the Ruth Eckerd Hall main stage for family, friends, and fans. Students must participate in all four weeks of the program. 
Talented high school and college students ages 14 – 21 are encouraged to apply
The Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts at Ruth Eckerd Hall will house the program. 
Students must submit: 

  • Application 
  • A personal statement describing how music plays a role in their life and, if chosen, what they would like to gain from that experience 
  • A description of a new genre music they would like to create. 
  • Letter of reference from a teacher or administrator 
  • Short audio or video clip of a performance (singing, playing an instrument, DJ’ing, producing, etc.)
  • Applications are due by May 6th 

Past Music Revolution Project Programs

Anguilla, British West Indies

Los Angeles, CA

Kansas City, MO

Tampa, FL