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GRAMMY Career Day provides high school music students with a behind-the-scenes look into the many careers available in the music industry. From members of the Recording Academy to other music professionals, students interact and learn in an interactive Question & Answer format. With insight gained from the program, these students walk away with skills stemming from K-12 music education that are beneficial in any career they may choose.


GRAMMY Career Day typically occurs in Los Angeles, New York, and a city in Texas. There are 3 additional regions that are selected each year with one of the corporate partners, the Ford Motor Company Fund. These regions are announced during the fall semester.

If your high school music department is located in Los Angeles, CA; Kansas City, MO; Portland, OR; or Phoeniz, AZ, and would like to be invited to participate, contant with the following information:

  1. Your Name
  2. Your affiliation with the school
  3. School Name, Address, City, State, Zip and Phone Number
  4. Principal’s Name
  5. Music Teachers’ Name(s)


Who speaks at GRAMMY Career Day?

Speakers for GRAMMY Career Day seminars are comprised of past GRAMMY winners, current GRAMMY Nominees, and professionals in specific disciplines, drawn from the national membership of The Recording Academy. These interactive seminars take students inside the music business to learn exactly what it takes to achieve a successful career.

Where do GRAMMY Career Days take place?

They take place at high schools, colleges, and universities throughout the country.

How can I attend or buy tickets to a GRAMMY Career Day?

No tickets are sold to these events, and you must be a student whose school is selected to participate. If you are a student, we also encourage you to check out the GRAMMY Camp page and consider applying to the next GRAMMY Camp session.