Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, the legendary co-founders of Philadelphia International Records, are among those set to speak at Grammy Career Day events, presented by the Grammy Museum. Gamble and Huff are set for May 5. Other events are scheduled to run between April 7 and May 26.
Career Day events will take place Wednesdays at 3 p.m. PT. The education programs will be hosted virtually via digital conferencing. Grammy Career Day is a nationwide education initiative that focuses on career mentorship for middle- and high-school students.
Gamble and Huff received a Trustees Award from the Recording Academy in 1999. They were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1995, and received the organization’s top accolade, the Johnny Mercer Award, in 2014. They received the Ahmet Ertegun Award from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.
Here is the full schedule of Career Day events:
April 7: Carmen Murray, Title 9 founder and CEO; Michael Michel, Title 9 co-CEO
April 14: James Fauntleroy, Grammy-winning singer/songwriter/producer and co-founder True Family Enterprises; Larrance Dopson, Grammy-winning producer/instrumentalist and co-founder True Family Enterprises; Twila True, co-founder/CEO of True Family Enterprises
April 21: Jazzmeia Horn, Grammy-nominated artist; Taylor Hanson, Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and producer
April 28: Nasri Atweh, Grammy-winning songwriter and producer; Jordan Hamlin, multi-instrumentalist, composer, engineer and music producer
May 5: Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, co-founders of Philadelphia International Records and Grammy-winning songwriting and production team
May 12: Anshia Crooms, founder and CEO of Briclyn Entertainment Group and music booking agent; Daryl Jones, attorney and co-CEO at Artists & Brands, LLC; Thornell Jones, Jr., co-managing director of the Ovation Agency
May 19: Larry Batiste, producer, songwriter, vocalist and music director; Melissa Love, senior director for Songfinder
May 26: Chad Bernstein, co-founder and CEO of Guitars Over Guns; Frankie Yaptinchay, senior voice creative program manager for Amazon Music
Middle- and high-school students and teachers across the U.S. are invited to join these Grammy Career Day events. Schools that wish to participate can register here.
There will be another series of virtual Career Day events this fall.
Grammy Career Day is supported by the Ford Motor Company Fund.