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Grammy Museum expanding Music Revolution Project to Tampa

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The Los Angeles-based Grammy Museum is bringing its Music Revolution Project, a free mentoring and education program for promising young musicians, to Tampa this summer.

The program will offer workshops, songwriting courses and mentoring to a select group of high school and college-aged musicians, beginning July 22 and culminating with a formal concert on Aug. 16, the museum said.

Students also will get the chance to record original material and have it critiqued by music-industry leaders.

Artists who participated in last summer’s pilot program in Kansas City included blues musicians Keb Mo and Billy Branch, Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen, rapper MC Lyte and producer Jimmy Jam, among others.

An informational session explaining the screening process and other details is being held at the Forum on April 13 at 1 p.m. for interested students, parents and teachers. Those interesting in attending the session should RSVP to education@grammymuseum.org.

“We are thrilled to be expanding The Grammy Museum’s Music Revolution Project into Florida,” museum executive director Bob Santelli said in a statement. “Through the passion and commitment of our first-class partners paired with a dynamic music and arts community in the Tampa Bay region, it is our hope that we can help develop a new generation of innovative music talent.”

The program’s expansion is being funded by the Yob Family foundation, the Forum and other local businesses, the museum said.

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