On Wednesday, January 12th, the YMR crew represented at the 2011 edition of GRAMMY Career Day at SF State. GRAMMY Career Day provides 700 high school students the opportunity to experience and learn about the many careers in music. Through interactive workshops, performances, and discussions, students learn about careers in production, performance, composition, arrangement, and business.
Check out a word from one of our attendees, songwriter & Leadership Collective member, Dee Wilson.
"What is Grammy Career Day?! It’s only the best day ever for any young aspiring musician in high school. It’s like Camp Rock but on a college campus instead of in the wilderness. Anywho, I went to Grammy Career Day last Wednesday and it seems to get better every year. New talent, new faces, new experts in the field; meaning that all the advice and such is fresh. I’ve definitely learned a few new things that I didn’t from last year's Career Day like songwriting formats and the importance of a songwriter, that’s me!!!
After all the fun and business, I got to experience Pop Lyfe. A group from Oakland School of the Arts better known as OSA, and man was I loving it. Way better than McD's. It makes me feel all warm inside to see young people, like myself, doing great things with their talents instead of letting them go to waste.
Well that’s all for now. Word of advice, 'Keep on swimming' as Dory would say, in the face of trouble."