NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 19: The Recording Academy president Neil Portnow, Prudential Center and NJ Devils owners Josh Harris and David Blitzer, singer Cissy Houston, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, singer Dionne Warwick, and rapper Darryl DMC McDaniels attend the Grammy Museum Experience Prudential Center Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at Prudential Center on October 19, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey.

The GRAMMY Museum Experience™ Prudential Center located in Newark, New Jersey announced today (September 13) the RECORD HIGH program.

The RECORD HIGH program is a robust, cutting edge, contemporary music education program designed to prepare high school students for a career in the music industry both on and off the stage. Students will have the unique opportunity to learn from world class professionals and interact with GRAMMY® Award winners and music industry executives. 

For the launch of its annual scholarship program, the RECORD HIGH program has partnered with the Devils Youth Foundation (DYF). Individual awards of $1,000 will be given to twelve high school seniors from New Jersey who demonstrate notable talent in music and leadership roles within their local communities. 

“The Devils Youth Foundation is proud to partner with RECORD HIGH and the GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center to launch this scholarship program which will work to further support and expand the arts in New Jersey,” said Allison Blitzer, Chair of the Devils Youth Foundation in a press release. “As the Foundation continues to create real changes for the youth of New Jersey, we believe this program will give many talented students the opportunity to express their musical abilities. This is a fantastic representation of the work the Foundation strives to do, with a focus on encouraging arts and entertainment for the students in our surrounding communities.”

In addition to the $1,000 scholarship, each student will be invited to attend a mutually agreed upon event at Prudential Center and participate in all RECORD HIGH after-school education programs for the balance of their senior year. They will also be featured on the New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center social media platforms and GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center website.

“The realization of RECORD HIGH is a watershed moment for the GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center,” said Mark Conklin, Director of Artist Relations and Programming at the GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center. “Our program prides itself on engaging, guiding, and supporting the next generation of music professionals right here in our home city of Newark. We believe the combination of the RECORD HIGH program with the awarding of scholarships to twelve New Jersey High School students will be the catalyst for many significant musical careers. Lastly, we appreciate the generous contribution of the Devils Youth Foundation and Blitzer Family as well as their partnership and support in this groundbreaking program.”

Applicant Criteria:
• Graduating high school senior who is a New Jersey resident.
• Notable vocal, instrumental or musical composition talent as judged by the Record High
scholarship committee.
• Demonstrated history of leadership and/or volunteerism in their community.
Submission Process:
• Teacher/music professional must fill out the application on behalf of the student applicant.
• Teacher/music professional must submit an essay (250 words or less) answering why their
student deserves this scholarship, focusing on the student’s musical background and
accomplishments and demonstrated leadership and volunteer history.
• Submit a 1 to 2-minute YouTube video of student applicant demonstrating their musical abilities.

To apply for the scholarship program, please click HERE. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2023.


11 of The Best Birthday Gifts You Can Get Any Music Lover

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Buying a gift for a friend or loved one can be so daunting sometimes. But the best way to choose a gift for a friend is to get them something that reminds you of them. That’s where this list comes in. We know that music is a universal love for many people. So, no matter what artist or band is their favorite we found 11 of the best gifts for music lovers.

  • 1) It’s Not Hoarding If It’s Vinyl

    You can’t go wrong with a t-shirt, and this one is both funny and awesome. Vinyl collectors know this statement to be true, you can never have enough vinyl.

  • 2) Nostalgic Victrola

    This will definitely be a fun and unique gift. This turntable is a classic, nostalgic-looking Victrola that not only plays your records but also has Bluetooth, Built-In Speakers, a CD and cassette player, and, our favorite, FM radio!

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  • 3) Vinyl Moon Subscription

    Speaking of more vinyl, how about a cool vinyl subscription? Every month, your friend or loved one will receive a monthly release is a full LP “mixtape” of 10 songs from stellar emerging artists from around the globe. How cool is that? 

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  • 4) Musical Sticky Notes

    This is a fun little gift any music lover can enjoy and add to their desk. Little tchotchkes like this are perfect when you want something small, but fun as a gift.

  • 5) Vinyl Record Coasters

    These are awesome! Vinyl-inspired coasters?! I absolutely need this immediately.

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  • 6) Game That Song Card Game

    How about a fun game for a music lover?! This would be perfect for my mom who is so good and remembering song titles just from a few little details or a single beat from the song.

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  • 7) Favorite Song Wall Art

    Do you know your friend’s favorite song? This is a really beautiful gift that shows how much you care about them.

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  • 8) It Was Better On Vinyl

    Another great shirt! I’m sure several of us have said the same thing about lots of songs.

  • 9) Bluetooth Speaker

    A Bluetooth speaker is never a bad idea. So many people love them for summer and tailgates, etc. This one from Sonos is really nice. It’s waterproof, drop-resistant, and has up to 10 hours of battery life.

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  • 10) Personalized Guitar Pick Sign

    Okay, how cool is this sign? This personalized guitar pick sign could be a really cool piece of décor for a home. Plus this would be a really unique gift and not something most people would get for them.

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  • 11) Guitar Pick Holder

    This would be another awesome gift for a music lover who likes to collect guitar picks. We can imagine this as a place to keep guitar pick mementos from the concerts!

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