NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – September 13, 2022 – GRAMMY Museum Experience™ Prudential Center announced today the RECORD HIGH program, 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 have the unique opportunity to learn from world class professionals and interact with GRAMMY® Award winners and music industry executives. After-school classes are available in the spring and fall sessions, in addition to a week-long immersive camp experience in the summer. Select courses include; contemporary songwriting, Hip-Hop performance, vocal performance, audio production, and music business, in addition to exclusive mentorship and internship opportunities for aspiring artists and future music industry moguls.

In celebration of its inaugural year, RECORD HIGH is proud to partner with the Devils Youth Foundation (DYF) for the launch of its annual scholarship program. 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. Teachers or music professionals with firsthand knowledge of the student’s abilities will submit applicants for consideration.

The Devils Youth Foundation continues its commitment of bringing life-changing opportunities to New Jersey’s youth through the power of sports and entertainment and by virtue of the support of its marquee brands, the New Jersey Devils, Prudential Center, and the GRAMMY Museum Experience. This year alone, DYF will support over 12,000 youth in the Greater Newark Area.

“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. “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.