Grammy Museum President and CEO Michael Sticka highlighted the museum’s work to succeed in extra college students post-COVID via the museum’s training program whereas accepting the Music Schooling and Advocacy Management Award introduced by Metropolis Nationwide Financial institution at Selection’s seventh annual Hitmakers occasion.
“Being the President and CEO of the Grammy Museum has been the spotlight of my profession. A part of it is because it’s allowed me to satisfy a few of my childhood idols alongside the best way – giving Dolly Parton a private tour of her exhibit was definitely a type of pinch-me moments, and I contemplate myself genuinely fortunate that I get to mix my ardour for the humanities and music each day,” mentioned Sticka. “However with out query, the best a part of my job is working alongside the incredible staff on the Museum. Our staff is likely one of the hardest working within the business, their collective ardour for what we do is contagious, and my success is just a results of theirs.”
The CEO continued: “The previous couple of years have been extremely difficult as we confronted a 14-month closure because of the pandemic and like so many different arts and tradition establishments across the nation, diminished attendance after we re-opened. Nevertheless, I’m proud to say that not solely are we now seeing pre-covid attendance numbers once more, however this previous yr we reached extra college students via our music teaching programs than ever earlier than. And it’s music training, which is woven all through all the things we do on the Museum, that brings us collectively at present.”
Serving greater than 530,000 college students, Sticka went on to spotlight the Grammy Museum’s earlier work that features internet hosting 1000’s of training and neighborhood engagement packages in addition to nightly public packages, its curation of over 100 reveals and greater than $3 million in scholarships and monetary grants which have been awarded.
“Our music teaching programs are doable as a result of we’ve entry to a number of the biggest leaders, lecturers, and professionals within the music business. And we’re dedicated to making sure that each pupil who walks via our doorways or participates in certainly one of our nationwide packages has a possibility to find music, and a profession in music, in a brand new manner.”
Final yr, the Grammy Museum introduced the Marketing campaign for music Schooling to lift cash for its academic programming with the aim of providing free admission to the museum for all college students and branching out its teaching programs throughout the nation.
“We have been thrilled that – Billie, Dua Lipa, Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes, and Rosalia all joined our trigger as co-chairs for this marketing campaign,” Sticka continued, gesturing towards the “What Was I Made For” singer, who was additionally honored with Selection’s Movie Music of the Yr Award.
“I’m excited to share with you all, because the Museum celebrates our fifteenth anniversary this week, that we’ve reached a vital milestone within the Marketing campaign and we’re very near reaching our aim of constructing the Grammy Museum free for all Okay-12 college students,” Sticka mentioned, in closing. “This may convey us one step nearer to eradicating boundaries to music training for college students of all ages and I thank our many beneficiant Marketing campaign donors for making this doable.”