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With Support from Ford Motor Company Fund and Additional Support from Zildjian

You can now view all of our 2021 GITS Fest Sessions by clicking here!

Beginning Tuesday, January 25, 2022; GRAMMY In The Schools® Fest (GITS Fest) is a four-day virtual festival celebrating music and music education during the week leading up to Music’s Biggest Night – the GRAMMY Awards®.

Featuring performances by students and professionals along with engaging, educational panels by artists, educators and other music professionals, GITS Fest will truly localize the GRAMMY Week experience in cities and schools nationwide. Woven throughout the virtual festival will be lessons and other valuable information provided by top practitioners across the broad spectrum of music, music education and its connection to other school subject areas. Lesson plans and study guides will be made available free of charge to all teachers around the country who register their students to participate.

Check out all of the 2021 participants and schedule below. Our 2022 participants and schedule will be coming soon!

Monday, March 8

2:00pm - School Feature, Westfield Academy & Central School with Kent Knappenberger and Ashley Carlson.

3:00pm - Hot Takes on Real World Scenarios with GRAMMY Camp Faculty Members Chris Sampson, Jason Goldman, Laura Donohue, Leslie Drayton, and Andy Hermann.

4:00pm - Young Professionals in Music ft. GRAMMY In The Schools Alumni Haleigh Bowers and Justin Klunk.

5:00pm - Music Careers in Preservation and Research Panel with Bridget Carr, T. Christopher Aplin, Elizabeth Race, and Peter Pfordesher.

6:00pm - Afternoon with GRAMMY nominees HAIM.

Tuesday, March 9

2:00pm - School Feature, University of Central Florida with Jeffery Redding.

3:00pm - Afternoon with GRAMMY winner PJ Morton.

4:00pm - Using Music to Teach Other Subjects with Sunshine Cavalluzzi and Ryan Yoder.

5:00pm - Afternoon with GRAMMY nominee Hunter Hayes.

6:00pm - Business & Performance Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation Panel with Ella Bric and Gabrielle Garo.

Wednesday, March 10

12:00pm - Afternoon with GRAMMY nominee Jon Batiste

2:00pm - Afternoon with GRAMMY winner H.E.R.

3:00pm - Afternoon with GRAMMY winner Michael League of Snarky Puppy.

4:00pm - The Art of Tech, Performance & Business with GRAMMY Camp Faculty Nathan Adam, Greg Chin, Hadaya Turner, Larry Steen, and Mike Garcia.

6:00pm - Young Professionals in Music ft. GRAMMY In The Schools Alumni Billy Norris and Devon Eisenbarger.

Thursday, March 11

2:00pm - Inside Look: Audio Recording with GRAMMY winner Derek "Mixedbyali" Ali.

3:00pm - Women in the Business of Music ft. Nonafaye Williams, Anna Mrzyglocki, and Amy Sciarretto.

4:00pm - School Feature, Los Angeles County High School for the Arts with Alexander Lloyd Blake.

5:00pm - School Feature, Maplewood Middle School with Mickey Smith, Jr. and Lacey Blocker.

6:00pm - The Art and Science of Recording, Songwriting & Performing ft. GRAMMY winner Manny Marroquin and GRAMMY nominee Charlie Puth.

For any questions reach out to Julie Mutnansky at

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