Multi-Latin GRAMMY® And GRAMMY® Winner Juanes To Perform With Education Program Students At GRAMMY In The Schools® Live!




Fourth Annual GRAMMY Foundation®Event is Sponsored by

Ford Motor Company Fund and the Starkey Hearing Foundation

WHO:            Members of GRAMMY Camp®— Jazz Session, along with student alumni from

GRAMMY Campand GRAMMY®Signature Schools, with special guest performance by multi-Latin GRAMMY®- and GRAMMY-winning artist and current GRAMMY nomineeJuanesNeil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy® and the GRAMMY Foundation® will be in attendance. For real-time coverage and updates on this event, plus all GRAMMY Foundation events during GRAMMY Week, please like "GRAMMY in the Schools" on Facebook at and follow @GRAMMYFdn on Twitter at

WHAT:           Fourth annual GRAMMY In The Schools® Live! — A Celebration Of Music & Education,sponsored by Ford Motor Company Fund and the Starkey Hearing Foundation with support fromBest Buy and Converse.

WHEN:           Feb. 6,2013

6 p.m.                          Media Check-In

6:30 – 7 p.m.               One-on-Ones with Juanes, Neil Portnow, and sponsors

7:00 p.m.                     Dinner

7:30 p.m.                     Performance

WHERE:        University of Southern California, Grand Ballroom

3607 Trousdale Parkway

Los Angeles, CA 90089

*Dinner tickets start at $75 per person; dinner begins at 7 p.m. Concert only tickets are $20 per person; concert begins at 7:30 p.m.Visit www.grammyintheschools.comor  to purchase.*

WHY:             GRAMMY CampGRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session andGRAMMY Signature Schools are programs for U.S. high school students and high school music programs. They are part of the GRAMMY Foundation's GRAMMY in the Schools offerings and are supported in part by Best BuyConverseFord Motor Company Fund, and the Starkey Hearing FoundationThe 2013 GRAMMY Camp application deadline is March 31, 2013. Financial assistance is available to qualified applicants. The deadline for the2013 GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session and GRAMMY Signature Schools programs is Oct. 22, 2013. Applications are available at

GRAMMY Campoffers selected high school students an interactive residential summer music experience. Focusing on all aspects of commercial music, this unique opportunity provides instruction by industry professionals in an immersive creative environment with cutting-edge technology in professional facilities. The program offers seven music career tracks: Audio Engineering; Concert Promotion/Production; Electronic Music Production; Marketing & Management, Music Journalism; Songwriting and a Performance Track for Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboard, Vocal, and Winds & Strings. All tracks culminate in media projects, recordings and/or showcase performances.

High school singers and instrumentalists can audition for the GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session. Selectees will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the host city for the annual GRAMMY Awards, and students will participate in high-profile GRAMMY Week performances and recording sessions and will attend the GRAMMY telecast.

Just as theGRAMMY Award recognizes excellence in recording,theGRAMMY Signature Schools program recognizes top public high schools across the country for outstanding commitment to their music education programs. Each of the GRAMMY Signature Schools will receive a custom award and a monetary grant to benefit its music program.

The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture — from the artistic and technical legends of the past to the still unimagined musical breakthroughs of future generations of music professionals. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with its founder, The Recording Academy®, to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage. For more information, please visit For breaking news and exclusive content, please like "GRAMMY in the Schools" on Facebook at follow @GRAMMYFdn on Twitter at

Ford Motor Company Fund & Community Services works with community partners to advance driving safety, education and community life. For more than 60 years, Ford Motor Company Fund has operated with ongoing funding from Ford Motor Company. The award-winning Ford Driving Skills for Life program teaches new drivers through a variety of hands-on and interactive methods. Innovation in education is encouraged through national programs that enhance high school learning and provide college scholarships and university grants. Through the Ford Volunteer Corps, more than 25,000 Ford employees and dealers work on projects each year that better their communities in more than 40 countries.For more information, visit

Starkey Hearing Foundation is striving to foster greater understanding among individuals and communities through hearing care by focusing on awareness, education, protection and treatment so the world may hear. Hearing loss affects one in 10 Americans, and 63 million children worldwide, yet many do not have access to the hearing devices that can help them. From 2000– 2010, Starkey Hearing Foundation fit more than 500,000 hearing aids to people in need in the United States and around the world. The foundation has grown that commitment to more than 100,000 hearing aids annually and is dedicated to fitting 1 million hearing aids this decade.  In addition to giving the gift of hearing through worldwide hearing missions, Starkey Hearing Foundation promotes hearing health awareness through the Listen Carefully initiative and provides hearing instruments to low-income Americans through the Hear Now program. For more information on Starkey Hearing Foundation, visit



Christina Cassidy/GRAMMY Foundation/310.392.3777/

Hannah Berryman/GRAMMY Foundation/310.392.3777/

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: If you are interested in covering this event, you MUST request credentials no later than Friday, Feb. 1. Credentials will be picked up at media check-in on the day of the event. MEDIA MUST BE CREDENTIALED.All satellite truck/van parking must be coordinated no later than Friday, Feb. 1.

Media Contacts:

Christina Cassidy/GRAMMY Foundation/310.392.3777/

Hannah Berryman/GRAMMY Foundation/310.392.3777/

For Ford Motor Company Fund: Edna Sims-Bruce/ESP Public Relations/310.827.9727/

For Juanes: John Reilly/Rogers & Cowan/212.878.5076 /

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