The grant named after the late legend was established by Save the Music Foundation.
Save The Music Foundation announced the J Dilla Music Tech Grant, which aims to teach students music production through innovative tech tools and curriculum. The grant caters to public high school students in order to teach music education with nontraditional instruments and production methods.
Developed in partnership with Pharrell Williams’ creative collective i am OTHER and Arizona State University (ASU), the program grant is named after the late legend and honors his approach to music production.
Schools awarded with the grants will be given books, instruments, audio gear, computer hardware, software, and support over a 10-year period. Launching in Philadelphia, Miami, Brooklyn, and Newark in 2018, the program will now be extended to three new schools in September.
Check out the video above narrated by Pusha T featuring Program Ambassador, Wyclef Jean.
Learn more about the grant here.
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