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Cal State L.A. named GRAMMY Museum university affiliate

July 10, 2015


Cal State L.A. has been selected as an official university affiliate of The GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE.

As a GRAMMY Museum university affiliate, Cal State L.A. will have access to the rich musical history and archives of the GRAMMY Museum for educational purposes, curriculum resources, research programs, internship opportunities, professional development seminars, collaborative marketing and promotions, and project-based learning.

Cal State L.A. joins five other universities in the United States that have been selected as GRAMMY affiliates.

“Since the launch of our university affiliate program in 2014, we’ve invited five educational institutions from across the country to engage in a unique resource-sharing opportunity,” said Bob Santelli, Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum. “We’re excited for Cal State L.A. to join us as our second Los Angeles-based university affiliate, and are pleased to make this announcement during the first-ever L.A. installment of our Music Revolution Project.” 

The new partnership was announced on July 10 during the culmination of the inaugural GRAMMY Museum Music Revolution Project at Cal State L.A. The week-long program offered creative and gifted high school musicians an opportunity to take part in musical discourse and performance.

“We are proud to be able to join other top music programs in partnering with the GRAMMY Museum as a university affiliate,” said Peter McAllister, dean of the College of Arts and Letters. “Cal State L.A. and its students will benefit from this collaboration by having access to the rich and unique materials that have been compiled and developed by the museum.”Grammy affiliate

Cal State L.A.’s Department of Music, Theatre and Dance promotes a robust learning environment for the performing arts in the heart of Southern California’s entertainment industry. The nationally accredited music program offers Bachelor of Music and Master of Music programs in composition, commercial music, Afro-Latin music, jazz, music education, keyboard performance, instrumental and vocal performance and instrumental and choral conducting.

A number of Cal State L.A. alumni and faculty have been nominated for and awarded GRAMMY Awards and Latin GRAMMY Awards.

Since its opening in December 2008, the GRAMMY Museum has strived to be a dynamic and innovative center through interactive technology, acclaimed educational programs and one-of-a-kind exhibitions displayed at its Los Angeles headquarters and at institutional partners around the world.  To further its education initiatives and mission, the GRAMMY Museum seeks to engage like-minded cultural institutions, both universities and cultural centers, in a collaborative and unique approach to arts education and outreach through its affiliate program. 

Visit the Cal State L.A. Department of Music, Theatre and Dance website for more information.

Photos: At the top and bottom, creative students take part in the GRAMMY Museum Music Revolution Project at Cal State L.A. In the middle, Peter McAllister, dean of the College of Arts and Letters, represents the University as the GRAMMY affiliation is announced. (Credit: J. Emilio Flores/Cal State L.A.)

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