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 Los Angeles

Cal State Universtity June 20, 2016 - July 15, 2016

Showcased at California State University, Los Angeles, the Music Revolution Project will offer the region's most creative musicians the opportunity to engage in musical discourse and performance. Previous guest speakers at the Museum's Music Revolution Project have included Fall Out Boy, Trombone Shorty and Jennifer Nettles.

We are no longer accepting applications for MRP LA 2016. For more information on the Music Revolution Project, and for information on how to apply in 2017, email [email protected].

Music Revolution Project Anguilla

July 10, 2016 - July 15, 2016

To be housed at The Anguilla Community College, the Music Revolution Project will offer the island’s most creative young musicians the opportunity to engage in musical discourse and performance. This installment will welcome 20 to 25 students, ages 14 to 21, from genres including classical, jazz, pop, hip-hop, folk, sacred, and rock & roll to the week-long camp where they will learn from music industry professionals including GRAMMY award-winning and nominated members from Eusonia Records as well as GRAMMY Museum staff. Students will collaborate to develop original songs that will be recorded and performed at a final showcase.

Local high school and college -aged students interested in exploring diverse musical genres, are encouraged to apply for the 2016 Music Revolution Project. Created to broaden musical and creative skills while helping establish relationships, the program is also designed to increase self-esteem, help students develop entrepreneurial skills and grow their passion for music. Students will participate in music history, theory and composition classes, have one-on-one mentoring sessions and form ensembles with their fellow classmates.

 The Anguilla Music Academy is currently accepting applications for the 2016 Music Revolution Project.  Application forms will be available from Mrs. Daphne Jacobs at the Albena Lake Hodge Comprehensive School or the event Coordinator, Mr. Darius James. To apply, students are required to submit an audio or video audition that will be judged based on creativity.  Deadline date to apply is June 24, 2016.

The Anguilla Music Academy (AMA) is a center of learning that was founded in 2015. Its primary objective is to educate students in the art of playing an instrument, recording, production, mixing and mastering.  The AMA is geared towards the development of the music industry in Anguilla and the region and aims to prepare students to participate in the music industry on an international level.  The Academy will also provide an outlet for creativity and development of its students, while at the same time, promoting Anguilla globally as a musical destination.

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

Kansas City, MO

Los Angeles, CA

Tampa, FL