GRAMMY Signature Schools

Does your school deserve a GRAMMY? And a little bit of cash for your music programs to go along with it?

If your school has a totally great music program with a fantastic music teacher or two thrown in -- it does. Or if you are keeping music classes in your school despite that fact that you barely have a budget for sheet music much less instruments – it does.

GRAMMY Signature School awards are given to high school music programs that are keeping music programs alive and well despite budgets and school politics. Each school gets a GRAMMY Award and a cash prize of up to $10,000. Schools compete in different categories based on excellence or need.

We have GRAMMY Signature Schools from every size city and town across the country.

See a complete list of all past GRAMMY Signature Schools here.

And the application is so simple it’s ridiculous.

No – wait. Here’s something really ridiculous: NOT filling out the app, and NOT getting really easy money, and NOT getting a GRAMMY for your school.

Don’t be ridiculous. Submit your school for consideration to be a 2016 GRAMMY Signature School! The application will be available in early 2015.

 

Congratulations to the 2014 GRAMMY Signature Schools Award Winners!

2014 National GRAMMY Signature School ($6,000)

Diamond Bar High School — Diamond Bar, Calif.

 

2014 GRAMMY Signature Schools Gold ($5,000 each)

Las Vegas Academy of the Arts — Las Vegas

Mira Costa High School — Manhattan Beach, Calif

                                                                       

2014 GRAMMY Signature Schools ($2,000)

Cherry Creek High School — Greenwood Village, Colo.

Northwood High School — Irvine, Calif.

 

2014 GRAMMY Signature Schools Enterprise Award ($5,500 each)

Ashland High School — Ashland, Wis.

Bend High School — Bend, Ore.

Mount Vernon High School — Alexandria, Va.

Northland Preparatory Academy — Flagstaff, Ariz.

Savannah Arts Academy — Savannah, Ga.

West Valley High School — Fairbanks, Alaska

Winnetonka High School — Kansas City, Mo.

 

"Your GRAMMY Signature Schools program is much needed for the betterment of school music programs across the country as well as for the very survival of other music programs. Cuts are being considered in our state and school district, and with this award, the move to make cuts in the music program will be very difficult. As you can imagine, our parents and community are very excited more now than ever, and they have more substance with which to fight any pending cuts. This is all because of you and the GRAMMY Signature Schools program."
— 2006 National GRAMMY Signature School Ann Arbor, Mich.

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Kevin Burke

Attended GRAMMY Camp New York 2011, 2012; GRAMMY In The Schools Media Team 2012

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