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SANTA MONICA, Calif. (March. 5, 2013) — GRAMMY U®— a program created to prepare college students interested in pursuing a career in the music industry — announced today the Era Of The Engineer tour with  GRAMMY® -nominated engineer/producer Young Guru — an educational program, that will launch April 8, 2013, in Philadelphia and make 13 stops across the United States. This exciting new platform will offer college students the opportunity to explore the importance of the audio engineer's role in today's do-it-yourself recording climate through town hall discussions and in-studio sessions. For GRAMMY U coverage, updates and breaking news, please visit our social networks on Twitter and Facebook.

A three-time GRAMMY nominee and member of The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® Advisory Council, Young Guru possesses more than a decade of experience in sound engineering, production and A&R for acclaimed labels Roc-A-Fella Records and Def Jam Recordings. Throughout his expansive and diverse career, he has collaborated with artists such as Beyoncé, Drake, Jay-Z, Rick Ross, and Snoop Dogg, among others. Recognizing the accessibility people have to make music in today's world, Young Guru created the Era Of The Engineer lecture series to emphasize and teach about the importance of audio engineers and the record-making process.

The 13-city tour, sponsored in part by HP and Disc Makers, will launch Monday, April 8 in Philadelphia and conclude on Sunday, April 28 in Memphis. GRAMMY U students and members of the P&E Wing are invited to attend the 90-minute lecture panels. Additional tour dates include:

April 8:      Philadelphia, Drexel University
April 9:      Seattle, JBL Theater at, EMP Museum
April 10:    Berkeley, Calif., Fantasy Studios
April 12:    Los Angeles, The Recording Academy
April 15:    Chicago, SAE  Institute
April 16:    Washington D.C., SoundExchange
April 17:    New York City, NYU at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music
April 22:     Oklahoma City, Academy Of Contemporary Music, University of Central Oklahoma
April 24:     New Orleans, Loyola University
April 25:     Miami, Miami Dade College
April 26:     Atlanta, Emory Center for Ethics (will be streamed live at
April 27:     Murfreesboro, Tenn., Middle Tennessee State University
April 28:     Memphis, Royal Studios

GRAMMY U is a unique and fast-growing community of full-time college students primarily between the ages of 17 and 25, who are pursuing a career in the recording industry. The Recording Academy created GRAMMY U to help prepare college students for their careers in the music industry through networking, educational programs, and performance opportunities. GRAMMY U is designed to enhance students' current academic curriculum with access to recording industry professionals to give an "out of classroom" perspective on the recording industry. For GRAMMY U coverage, updates and breaking news, please visit social networks on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Last modification: Tue 5 Mar 2013

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