Thursday, August 18, 2022

GRAMMY Foundation Execs Chime in on Music and Education (Listen)

Scott Goldman and David Sears Grammy Foundation 2015
Scott Goldman, Vice President of The GRAMMY Foundation & MusiCares and David Sears, Executive Education Director of The GRAMMY Foundation at Club Nokia Grammy Week in L.A. 2015 Photo credit: EURweb

*Scott Goldman, Vice President of The GRAMMY Foundation & MusiCares and David Sears, Executive Education Director of The GRAMMY Foundation shared a brief chat with EURweb’s Jazzy Rita at Club Nokia on the occasion of the GRAMMY Foundation’s second annual Music Educator Award™.

On February 4, 2015 more than 400 students from the greater Los Angeles area joined the celebration.  Selected youth also participated in the GRAMMY Foundation’s GRAMMY Camp® Basic Training program at their school with the support of Los Angeles Unified School District’s Beyond The Bell Branch.  Mr. Goldman and Mr. Sears chimed in on the values of acquiring a well rounded experience that will help young artists to cultivate their passion as well as sustain long term careers in music and the performing arts.

Jazzy Rita also solicited shout outs to local Los Angeles music educators Mr. Robin Sharp of North Hollywood High School and Mr. Tony White, acclaimed director of the LAUSD’s Beyond The Bell music program.  The GRAMMY Foundation echoed excitement and respect for all musicians, however they did not waiver from their message of music and education.

Jared Cassedy is the recipient of the 2015 Music Educator Award™ presented by The Recording Academy® and the GRAMMY Foundation®.   He also receives a new Ford car or truck as part of his prize.  The  Ford Motor Company expands commitment to GRAMMY Foundation’s music education outreach by hosting signature Drive 4 UR School events at finalists’ schools.  Ford Motor Company Fund continues GRAMMY Foundation support with honorariums and school grants.

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LaRita Shelby
LaRita "Jazzy Rita" Shelby is a broadcast media & marketing professional. She serves as VP of Business Development & Special Projects at Additionally she is an actress, singer/songwriter who has appeared on TV and in film. LaRita has an undergrad degree from LMU in Los Angeles and an M.A. in Media & Communications Psychology from Touro University Worldwide.




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