CVSR Students Get In Tune with the Music Industry

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On Monday, January 15, NYC Service partnered with the Grammy Association to provide an amazing mentoring opportunity for music students around NYC.  It was a way for the music industry to give back a day of service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Four students from local school, Channel View School for Research: Laila Baffour, Khalil Pridgen, Matthew Robinson and James Kim, along with music teacher, Katherine Patrylo were picked to attend the event.

Students were able to sit and talk with multiple professionals from the music industry to hear about their experiences. This included industry executives from Sony, Atlantic, Columbia and Warner Bros who have produced and wrote songs for artists such as Paul McCarthy, Bruce Springsteen, Bruno Mars, Gucci Mane, T.I. and Trey Songz, just to name a few. Students asked things like what are steps needed to be taken to have a career in the music industry. In return, they were given guidance on what courses of study to major in in college, how to write resumes, networking opportunities and the importance of doing internships to help get a foot in the door at many of these companies.     

As a result of taking part in this event, the Grammy Association is giving each participating school a grant of $2,000 for their music program.

Channel View School for Research services students in grades 6-12.

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