Manny Marroquin’s ready to talk shop with the next generation of musicians…
The Grammy Museum has announced plans to host eight Grammy Career Day events for the remainder of the year, with the 39-year-old Guatemalan mixing engineer and nine-time Grammy winner among those professionals participating.
The career days, which launched on September 24, will take place on Thursdays at 6:00 pm ET starting through November 19.
The education program will be hosted virtually via digital conferencing for the first time.
But Marroquin isn’t the only Latino taking part in the program…
Mike Elizondo, a 47-year-old Latino producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist and Grammy winner, will join Marroquin
Grammy Career Day is a nationwide education program focused on career mentorship for middle- and high-school students in music programs.
In addition to Marroquin and Elizondo, this year’s participants include music director Rickey Minor, who is coming off his second Primetime Emmy win for his work on The Kennedy Center Honors, and music supervisor Julia Michels. The line-up also includes Grammy-nominated artist Paul Jackson Jr.
Here’s the full schedule:
Sept. 24: Engineer Manny Marroquin and producer, songwriter and musician Mike Elizondo
Oct 1: Jonathan Azu, founder and CEO of the management firm Culture Collective, and music supervisor Julia Michels
Oct. 8: Jeff Greenberg, owner and CEO of The Village Studios, and Henry Alonzo, chief creative officer at Adarga Entertainment Group
Oct. 15: Songwriter, producer and video director Madison Beer and artist/bassist Sekou Bunch, who is the CEO of Ibis Music Entertainment, LLC
Oct. 22: Loretta Muñoz, assistant vice president, membership group at ASCAP, and entrepreneur and music manager Orly Marley
Oct. 29: Kiara Lanier, singer/songwriter and CEO of Hits For LifeNov. 12: Film and television composer Amanda Jones
Nov 19: Bass player, composer, producer, and music director Rickey Minor and musician, educator, and recording artist Paul Jackson Jr.
Middle school and high school students and teachers across the U.S. are invited to join these Grammy Career Day sessions. If schools want to participate, they can register via the online form.
There will be another series of virtual Career Day events in spring 2021.