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GRAMMY Museum SESH is a suite of sessions designed to introduce, educate and equip our community with skills, knowledge, and resources used throughout the music industry. These sessions consist of, Museum Summer Session, After-School SESH for Middle & High School, Industry SESH for ages 18+, and Family SESH for ages 3-7 with a parent or guardian. Topics include, Music Production, Songwriting, Music Business, and more.

GRAMMY Museum Summer SESH is a free five-day non-residential songwriting workshop for students currently enrolled in High School, providing valuable resources to help you build a solid foundation in songwriting.

Summer SESH Los Angeles and Virtual
Summer SESH New York

Summer SESH 2023 Schedule:

  1. Los Angeles (IN PERSON): Tuesday, June 6 – Saturday, June 10, 2023 at the GRAMMY Museum in Downtown Los Angeles
  2. Virtual (VIA ZOOM): Tuesday, June 13 – Saturday, June 17, 2023
  3. New York City (IN PERSON): Tuesday, August 1 – Saturday, August 5, 2023 at City University of New York (CUNY) in Midtown Manhattan

The New York City program is part of a series of GRAMMY Museum programs presented in partnership with, and sponsored by the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. Summer Session will be hosted by the CUNY Graduate Center Office of Academic Initiatives and Strategic Innovation.

IMPORTANT – Please get your application in EARLY. There are limited spaces available and, we will be accepting students on a rolling basis as applications come in.

Music Production 101 – This four-week hands-on course is designed to acquaint students with the process of Music Production using a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). Students will learn how to produce a customized audio and midi configuration to create their own song using software instruments, loops and Digital Signal Processing (DSP)

Day’s: Every Tuesday from October 11 – November 15

Time: 4:30pm-6pm PST

Age: 13-17

Location: Online

Music Business 101 – Students will gain a basic understanding of several areas within the Music Business including, music publishing, licensing, copyright laws, marketing, and more.

Day’s: Every Wednesday from October 12 – November 16

Time: 2pm-4pm PST

Age: 18+

Location: Online

Songwriting 101 – This six-week course will help develop the fundamentals of songwriting, how to discover yourself through your writing, analyze hit songs, songwriting structures, and more.

Day’s: Every Thursday from October 13 – November 17

Time: 2pm-4pm PST

Age: 18+

Location: Online


Do you have a question or something you want to tell us? The GRAMMY Museum welcomes your correspondence!

We strive to share our passion for the history and social context of music with people of all backgrounds and abilities.